Franklin Park Public Library District is an independent library district serving Franklin Park, Illinois, a community of 18,500 in Chicago’s near west suburbs. The Library was founded in 1899 by the Franklin Park Woman’s Club.  Throughout the Library’s history, its location changed several times before settling at our current 25,000 square foot building on 10311 Grand Ave. in the mid-1980s.

The Library’s resources include a collection of 111,000 volumes, with special collections of Spanish and Polish language materials.  The Library provides access to online resources, ebooks, streaming media, video games, audiobooks, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and CDs along with STEAM Kits, Early Literacy Kits, Rokus, Wi-Fi Hotspots, and more.  Programs and events are offered for all ages and interests.

The Library is a member of RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) and SWAN (System Wide Automated Network).


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Executive DirectorVanessa Morrisonvmorrison@fppld.org847-455-6016 ext. 227
Assistant Director / Head of Public ServicesMarcin Wrobelmwrobel@fppld.org847-455-6016 ext. 234
Administrative Services ManagerMichelle Mitchellmmitchell@fppld.org847-455-6016 ext. 226
Head of Technical ServicesSarah Sperryssperry@fppld.org847-455-6016 ext. 224
Head of Circulation ServicesIrene Emanueliemanuel@fppld.org847-455-6016 ext. 240

Mission Statement

Our mission is to maintain and improve the quality of life for people of the community by providing multi-faceted access to educational and recreational information while promoting the value of the Library and its services.



Local News

Back issues of our local newspaper, the Franklin Park Herald-Journal, are on microfilm back to the very first issue from 1946. Bound print copies are also available.