Totally BOOOked 5 on sale 10/3!

Are you looking for a spook-tacular, book-tacular local beer that also supports your local library? Then you will definitely want to check out Totally BOOOked 5, on sale beginning 10/3 at the Lake Bluff Brewing Company. Totally BOOOked 5 is a limited edition pumpkin beer that is the perfect beverage to celebrate the spookiest season of all. As with previous versions of Totally Booked, the Brewing Company will donate $1 to the Library for every pint sold.

Database Spotlight: Creativebug

Creativebug is a database that offers unlimited access to online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques where you can learn everything from sewing and needlework to painting and ceramics. You’ll even get access to JOANN’S exclusive online learning community. So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to Creativebug today and sign up for an account using your Lake Bluff Library card number.

Lake Bluff Library Director will leave for new role in Wisconsin

Lake Bluff Library Director to leave post 7/31

At the June 21 meeting of the Lake Bluff Library Board of Trustees, Eric Bailey announced that he will resign from his position as Library Director effective July 31, 2022.

“This is not a change that I make lightly,” said Bailey in his resignation letter. “I love the Lake Bluff Public Library and the community it serves, and only a rare opportunity could pull me away.” Bailey has accepted the position of Library Director of the Waupaca Area Public Library in his hometown of Waupaca, Wisconsin—the same library Bailey says inspired his lifelong love of libraries and learning.

Pardon Our Dust

The Carole and Alfred Stroh Reading Room

Renovations are coming this summer at the Lake Bluff Public Library thanks to a generous donation from long time Board member Carole Stroh. Beginning on June 3rd, the space formerly occupied by the Adult Computer Room will be transformed into a quiet reading and study space, complete with comfortable seating and fireplace donated by the Friends of the Lake Bluff Library. Computer access, both ready-access sit down terminals and laptops, will continue to be available at the Library. No disruptions to any services are anticipated. Thank you for your patience and we hope you enjoy the new space!

New Database: Creativebug

So, you went to our Craft Swap on Saturday and got a ton of free craft supplies…now what? Well, it’s your lucky day: we just added a brand new digital resource that’s all about crafting. Creativebug is a database that offers unlimited access to online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques where you can learn everything from sewing and needlework to painting and ceramics. You’ll even get access to JOANN’S exclusive online learning community. So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to Creativebug today and sign up for an account using your Lake Bluff Library card number.