Register to vote at the Library

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:

Banned Books Week: a Letter from the Library Director

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.

Beach Reads

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.

 

New Database: LinkedIn Learning

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:

Commemorating Juneteenth

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.

Improvements to email notifications coming June 6

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.

Stroh Reading Room Opening Reception

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.

Thank you, Trustees Meierhoff and Heintzelman!

The Lake Bluff Public Library extends our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Trustees Kathy Meierhoff and Jon Heintzelman who will leave the Library Board of Trustees at the conclusion of their terms this May.

Trustee Meierhoff was elected to the Library Board in 2011; after serving as Secretary, she became Board President in 2013. A former social studies teacher at Lake Bluff Middle School, Trustee Meierhoff’s time on the Board has been distinguished by her strong sense of fiscal responsibility and thoughtful leadership.