For nine years in a row, our library has received a five-star rating, highest of Library Journal’s national public library ratings. We are the busiest single-building public library in the United States, with over one million visitors and 2.3 million checkouts during 2016.
We strive to add value in our customers’ lives by:
partnering with them to develop skills they need to succeed in all stages of their lives;
helping local businesses and community agencies thrive;
inspiring understanding by creating occasions for the exchange of ideas, cultural experiences and discovery; and
offering opportunities in Arlington Heights for gathering, learning, contemplating, creating, and finding inspiration.
Arlington Heights is the largest community along Chicago’s northwest suburban corridor, located 25 miles from downtown Chicago. The Metra Union Pacific Northwest train station is located just two blocks from the library, convenient for our employees who live in the city or anywhere along the Northwest line.
The Finance Manager partners with the executive director and library management team on strategic and tactical matters related to budgeting, planning and financial operations and is a key partner to the Village of Arlington Heights. With a village library structure, our executive director reports to an independent, elected board of library trustees. The Village of Arlington Heights collects and transfers to us semi-annual property tax assessments, which are the primary revenue source and for which our trustees approve an annual budget. The Village also manages all investments, government reporting and filings, and health insurance plans.
Our budgeted revenue for 2017 is $14.2M. The library has no debt. Our team includes 240 employees and 230 volunteers.