Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

When I enter a library, when I enter the world of books, I feel the ghosts of the past on my shoulders urging me to speech.  I hear Patrick Henry cry to the Burgsses, ‘Is Life so dear, or Peace so sweet, to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?’  I hear Sojourner Truth tell me that the hand that rocks the cradle can also rock the boat, and William Lloyd Garrison say, ‘I am in earnest, I will not be silenced.’

Sara Paretsky
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Patron Conduct

The LaSalle Public Library is dedicated to providing access to knowledge and information through reading, writing, and quiet contemplation for patrons, the right to use materials and services without being disturbed or impeded and providing patrons and employees with a secure and comfortable environment. To that end the Board of Trustees has established a Patron Conduct policy.