The adult audio collection now includes Playaways! Playaways are pre-loaded audiobooks that are easy to use and give you the freedom to take your audiobook anywhere. No internet or Wi-Fi needed. Playaways are located next to the Adult Audiobook collection.
The Lake Bluff Public Library is an official place of voter registration for Lake County. The Library offers voter registration during normal operating hours. Call, email or visit the Library to find out more about how you can register to vote at the library.
Additionally, the League of Women Voters will be joining us for National Voter Registration Day. Here are the details:
From the Library Director
From October 1 through October 7, the Library will recognize Banned Books Week to celebrate our freedom to read. This initiative spotlights current and historical attempts to censor and restrict access to books in libraries and schools. Given the current state of book banning in the U.S., this year’s Banned Books Week feels more important than ever before.
The dog days of August are upon us and it's the perfect time to hit the beach with a book. Check out our list of suggestions for great beach reads to help you unwind.
The Lake Bluff Public Library is pleased to announce the newest addition to our online database collection: LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning has thousands of professional courses to help you grow your skillset. LinkedIn Learning courses cover everything from the latest technologies to basic computer literacy, as well as developing skills like public speaking and time management.
Ready to get started? Here’s what you need:
On this date in 1865, Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and the last enslaved people learned that they were free—more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was given. Today, Lake Bluff Public Library joins our community and the nation in celebration of Juneteenth, a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.
Starting June 6, the Lake Bluff Public Library will be rolling out changes to our email notifications. A major update to our software now allows us a greater degree of customization and flexibility with our email notices. These improved communications will be more visually appealing, have better mobile/tablet compatibility, and will provide you with more useful information about items checked out to your account. Additionally, automated bounce handling will allow us to more effectively troubleshoot problems with email message delivery.
Friday, June 23 from 2 – 4 pm
The Lake Bluff Public Library Foundation invites the public to join in the celebration and dedication of the Carole S. and Alfred Stroh Reading Room.
Drop by the Library between 2 – 4 p.m. on Friday, June 23 and enjoy a small reception honoring the life and legacy of Carole “Cal” Stroh and her many contributions to Lake Bluff Public Library. Light refreshments will be served with remarks at 2:45 pm.
Designed by Engberg Anderson Architects, the Stroh Reading Room is a dedicated quiet space that features comfortable lounge seating surrounding a gas fireplace. A study table with built-in power provides additional seating options and technology support for devices.
Lake Bluff Public Library would like to extend a hearty congratulations to the three Board members who were elected to the Library Board of Trustees in April: Sandy Berg, Alexandra Friedeman and Janie Jerch.
UPDATE 5/24: At 4:00pm, we were alerted that AT&T has removed our domain from their blocklist. These changes may take 24-48 hours to take effect, which means that this issue should be fully resolved by Friday, May 26 at 4:00pm. Please let us know if you continue to experience any difficulties contacting the Library.