Displays & Exhibits

The library provides a variety of spaces for exhibiting a wide range of materials. We have five display cases for exhibiting artwork. There are two cases in the first floor lobby, two on the second floor, and two in Kids' World.

Lobby Display Cases

The lobby display cases are located near the library's front entrance.

December Display:
  • Janet Douglas Zyck Memoriam by Greg Zyck (Lobby Case 1 - closest to the Cardinal Room)
  • Santa Claus Coming To Town Over the Year by Nancy Chafin (Lobby Case 2 - closest to the circulation desk)
January Display:
  • Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church (Lobby Case 1 - closest to the Cardinal Room)
  • Art by Teresa Q Mussman (Lobby Case 2 - closest to the circulation desk)
February Display:
  • We have always defended America by Edwina Thomas (Lobby Case 1 - closest to the Cardinal Room)
  • Early Intervention by C.I.T.Y. of Support-Children in Therapy and You (Lobby Case 2 - closest to the circulation desk)
March Display:
  • Bald Paul Art by Paul Dean (Lobby Case 1 - closest to the Cardinal Room)
  • Art for Everything/ A.I.R. First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights (Lobby Case 2 - closest to the circulation desk)
April Display:
  • AHML Volunteer Appreciation (Lobby Case 1 - closest to the Cardinal Room)
  • St. James School (Lobby Case 2 - closest to the circulation desk)

Dimensions & Specifications:

53"W x 63"H x 30"D
2 glass shelves for each case (52 1/2"W x 18"D). Outlet and light available in each case.


Display Cases - Second Floor

The display cases on the second floor are located immediately to the left when you exit the elevators.
December Display:
  • O Tannenbaum by Arlington Heights Garden Club (Hendrickson North - by front desk)
  • Motorized Solar System by Chris Espinoza (Hendrickson South - by elevators)
January Display:
  • Friends of the Library Fab Feb Sale (Hendrickson North - by front desk)
  • Weathergrams by Chicago Calligraphy Collective (Hendrickson South - by elevators)
February Display:
  • Calligam Text Author Portraits - Homeschool Students by Nancy Gilles (Hendrickson North - by front desk)
  • Tin Can Quilled Decorations by Thomas McDonnell (Hendrickson South - by elevators)
March Display:
  • Spring by Arlington Camera Club (Hendrickson North - by front desk)
  • Bookmobile Design Contest (Hendrickson South - by elevators)
April Display:
  • Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale (Hendrickson North - by front desk)
  • National Library Week (Hendrickson South - by elevators)
Dimensions & Specifications:
74.5"W x 46.5"H x 21"D
Each with 2 adjustable Glass Shelves - 37"W x 12"D Outlet and light available in each case.
Model Cars by Glen

Kids' World Display Cases

Two display cases are located in Kids' World near the Lindsey room:

December Display:
  • Classic Children's Books (Vertical Case)
  • Celebrating Winter! (Horizontal Case)
January Display:
  • Homeschool Art Show (Vertical & Horizontal Cases)
February Display:
  • I Spy Chagall (Vertical Case)
  • Chagall for Children - A Community Art Showcase (Horizontal Case)
March - April Display:
  • Marshmallow Art Contest (Vertical & Horizontal Cases)

Dimensions & Specifications:

Vertical (tall) Case:
53 1/2"w x 65"h x 6" deep
3 glass shelves, non-removable,53"w x 6"d

Horizontal (long) case:
206.5"w total (about 17 feet), long section=187"w, short section=20.5"w), 6"d, 19.5"h
1 non-removable glass shelf, 6"d, width the same as case width

Art in the Library

The library has many original works of art on display thanks in part to donations by customers, community groups, and the Friends of the Library.
View our online gallery and visit the library to view the pieces.
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