Now Available: Free Menstrual Products for Patrons

Lake Bluff Public Library is excited to announce a new service that demonstrates its commitment to access and the health and well-being of the community. The Library is now offering free high quality sustainable period products through a partnership with Aunt Flow. This initiative recognizes that access to menstrual products is not a luxury, but a basic necessity that should be readily available to all.

Seeking Applicants for Two Part Time Shelver Positions

Part Time Shelver: 2 positions available
Salary: $15.00 per hour
Benefits: PLAWA leave after 90 days
Part-time: 5 hours per week on average
Schedule: Includes two 2 hour shifts during the week, and one rotating Saturday shift.


Lake Bluff Public Library is looking for two new staff members to join our team as Part Time Library Shelvers. As a shelver, you will help keep the Library organized by shelving books and other library materials throughout the building. Ideal candidates will have strong organizational skills, be able to work independently once trained, and have a familiarity with public libraries.

Minimum Qualifications

Lake Bluff Library’s Board of Trustees Retreat: An Insider’s Look

On Saturday, February 24, the Lake Bluff Public Library Board of Trustees gathered at the Lake Bluff Park District in their Community Room for their first professional retreat of the Board’s new leadership. The keynote speaker was Jamie Rachlin, President of Meristem Advisors, LLC and Senior Financial Executive with decades of experience as a municipal banker and registered municipal advisor. All Library Board Trustees were in attendance at the Retreat, except one who was absent due to an out of town engagement.


A Letter from the Library Board President: New Leadership, New Perspectives

Hello Lake Bluff neighbors,                                  

As the current President of the Lake Bluff Public Library Board of Trustees, I wanted to reach out and provide an update. After serving as Secretary and Vice-President, I was elected President almost a year ago. I can tell you, it has been a rewarding way to give back after a 30-year career with Abbott/AbbVie.   

New meeting room policy in effect

In June of 2023, the Library Board of Trustees approved a new Meeting Room Policy. Updates to the policy include greater clarity on usage of the Spruth Room, including more detailed definitions of for-profit use. The Library's internal procedures have been updated to reflect changes to the policy, which is fully in effect as of Wednesday, March 13, 2024. To learn more about booking a meeting room at the Library, please visit our Meeting Rooms page.

New resource: Rosetta Stone

Learn another language with your Library card

Lake Bluff Public Library now provides free access to Rosetta Stone to learn a new language from the comfort of your home. You can use it to refine your grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and conversation skills in 30 distinct languages. Learning a new language can expand job prospects, prepare for travel and strengthen community connections with neighbors. 

Languages include

  • Spanish (Latin America or Spain)
  • English (American or British)
  • French
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Latin

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