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About the Library

From here you can find all information pertaining to the library & how it runs.

(Please note, this page is a work in progress.)

Library board members, happy people who

About the Board

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Information on book banning, and how the library is legally required to handle these requests.

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The rules the library operates by, and how they apply to the library's structure and function.

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Credits for outside images, and materials that have been used to build the library website.

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Learn about the library mission, and its history here.

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What to know about accessing other website from the Doyle Public Library website.

Your Board

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Here you can find more information on who are board members are, and how to contact them. Please be mindful of using "attention" for each member's dedicated email in the subject line as it helps the board to get the items to the correct individuals with ease and speed.

Board Meeting Schedule

For 2024

The Doyle Public Library District board meets monthly on the last Tuesday of every month unless otherwise specified. Meetings begin at 10:00 am unless otherwise specified.

January 30, 2024
February 27, 2024
March 26, 2024 (Meeting time 12:00 Noon)
April 30, 2024
May 28, 2024
June 25, 2024
July 30, 2024
August 27, 2024
September 24, 2024
October 29, 2024
November 26, 2024

Emergency schedule changes can be found outside posted in public announcement boxes located at each library entrance for ease of access.

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Meeting Room

Minutes

01.

All meeting minutes from 1974 - 2024 are available at the library front desk for patrons and guests to read during library operating hours.

This is a complete historical archive of all library minutes.

02.

Minutes that have been approved are posted within the outside display boxes for 24/7 access.

These are removed when the next month's approved minutes are available so the newest information is always available.

Policies

Archive

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General Policies

  • Policy for verifying residency of potential and reciprocal patrons

  • Check-out Periods and Fines

  • Options for those reading outside of Doyle Public Library District

  • Fax Fee Copy & Printing Services

  • ... and more

2

Policies for Parents & Guardians

(To be added)

Click the link below for more in depth information about our policies for children visiting the library.

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Archive

Click the link below for historical policies that are no longer in use, or that have changed over the years.

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Library Mission & History

The mission of the Doyle Public Library is to provide educational, informational, cultural, and recreational resources and services to all ages of people in the Doyle Public Library. The library will provide access to the universe of information, and especially that information which is of immediate relevance and interest to the community it serves.

The library seeks to accomplish its mission through prudent management and development of its resources, and by providing access to materials and services to meet the present and future needs of the community it serves. In this effort, the Doyle Public Library cooperates with other libraries, and with other educational, and governmental institutions. Special emphasis is placed on current popular materials.  The library serves as a learning center and educational center for all residents of the community.

Doyle Public Library was originally known as The Lincolnwood Community Reading Center and the very first meeting of the board too place on November 17th, 1973.

The grand opening date for the  was January 12th, 1974, and the original building was located at 310 Broad Street in Raymond in a building rented from Maureen Loeber. The original opening date had been set at January 7th, but was postponed due to a snowstorm.

The reading center was operated on a volunteer basis and within the first week a total of 242 books were checked out.

To commemorate Library week, the Reading Center held an Arts, Books, and Crafts fair that stayed in the library tradition for many years to follow.

The first children's reading program was held on Tuesday Mornings, at 10:00 AM with a total of thirty children enrolled.

In the year 1976, it was decided that a poster contest would be held to promote the library's ABC Fair.

That winter, Santa also visited the library.

In 1978, Rita Todt began as the reading center's first paid librarian. A flag, and commemoration plaque were purchased in honor of her in 1982, and is still on display in the library today.

In 1979, the library was the sponsor for a community cook book. (Many community cookbooks can now be found in the genealogy section of the present day library.)

In 1980, Reverend Charles Williams resigned from the reading board. He was the guiding force behind the formation of the reading center.

In 1981, the ABC reading Fair was so large, a new space had to be rented to hold the event.

In 1982 Mrs. Verda Boehler was hired on as the new librarian.

In 1987, after Frank Doyle, editor and owner of the Raymond News, donated his house to the reading center, it was decided that his home would be used for the new library space. On March 28th, 1987, the books were relocated to the new building. After the decision to rename the library to Doyle Memorial Reading Center was made.

That summer a total of 100 children were enrolled in the summer reading program.

-History Compiled by Dorothy Peters

For more information, and a complete history of the Reading Center, please visit Doyle Public Library.

Attributions

Photos used on DoylePublicLibrary.org have been sourced from their respective links below. All images are free for public use with proper attributions.

For more images please visit Unsplash.

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Website Backgrounds

Here you can find all website backgrounds created by independent artists.

Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash

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Vector Icons

Here you can find links to all the icons used by Doyle Public Library.
 

Flat Icons

External Link Disclaimer

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All critical information should be independently verified.

The inclusion of links from this site does not imply endorsement by Doyle Public Library District (DPLD). DPLD makes no endorsement, express or implied, of any links to or from its site, nor is it responsible for the content or activities of any linked sites. You will be subject to the destination site’s privacy policy when you follow the link.

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