Senior Services

We offer a wide range of programs, services and materials especially tailored for the 55+ audience. Programs and classes are offered to seniors free of charge at the library, on the bookmobile and at the Arlington Heights Senior Center at 1801 West Central Road. To find out how we can assist you, call 847-870-3710.

Computer Room

@ the Senior CenterThe Computer Room is located in the Senior Center. Computer workstations are equipped with large-print keyboards, 19" flat-screen monitors, the latest version of Microsoft Office, and high-speed Internet access.
Computer Room Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 12:30 – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 12:30 – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – noon

Reading Room

@ the Senior CenterThe Reading Room is located at the Senior Center. It contains a collection of popular books (including the latest books available in large print), DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks, all available for check out. Relax and read an assortment of specially selected magazines and daily newspapers in a comfortable reading area.
Reading Room Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Assistive Devices

We offer a number of assistive devices for use in the library. These devices are available free of charge.


Events at the Senior Center

@ the Senior CenterA variety of weekly and monthly facilitated discussion programs offer older adults a way to connect with those who have similar interests. Topical programs of special interest to seniors are also offered throughout the year.
See calendar of Senior Center Events.

Library Visitor Program

Library Visitor ProgramIf you are permanently or temporarily homebound, we can deliver books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks to your home each month. Complete our registration form or call 847-870-3712 for more information.
We also visit Moorings Healthcare, Manorcare and Lutheran Home biweekly with books and movies for residents. For more information, call us at 847-870-3712.

Senior Computer Classes

@ the Senior Center Classes taught by seniors and designed especially for adults over 55 are held at the Senior Center. Classes feature step-by-step instruction and limited class size. Students can choose from more than 10 courses quarterly depending on their skill level.  
Don't miss our new Windows 10 Essentials class and our updated Internet class using Google Chrome.
In-person registration for winter 2017 classes will be held at the Senior Center on Monday, January 30, from 9:00-noon. You can also register by phone by calling 847-392-0100 or online.
Spring 2017: Computer Class Schedule.

Senior Events

The bookmobile stops at the following senior communities:
  • Cedar Village
  • Luther Village
  • Moorings
Click to see bookmobile schedule.
Call 847-870-3712 to learn more about a free service providing recorded books to those with visual, physical or reading disabilities.
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

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