Library News

  • A Message from Executive Director Mike Driskell

    Mike Driskell

    So much has changed at our library in the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic challenged all of us beyond what we could have ever imagined, and it will continue to impact the library and our community, for years to come.

    We began this unforeseen journey in March of 2020 with what at the time for us appeared to be a two-week library closure. We soon realized the road ahead was headed in an unchartered direction as our best-made plans took a serious turn off course. And at worst, some of us faced or suffered personal challenges and losses in our lives

  • Statement in Solidarity with Our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

    The Arlington Heights Memorial Library stands in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We strongly condemn discrimination, acts of violence and hate speech against our AAPI neighbors and businesses.

    The library remains committed to the continuous anti-racism work we began in 2017 related to diversity, equity and inclusion. We provide access to diverse collections and voices, spaces, programs, and training and resources that create connections and continue conversations.

    We support the statements of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, the American Library Association Executive Board, the Illinois Library AssociationRAILS and public libraries across Illinois.


  • Summer Volunteer Squad is Back for Summer 2021

    Applications are now being accepted for our Summer Volunteer Squad! This is a great way for Arlington Heights teens entering grades 7-12 in the fall of 2021 to have some fun and give back to their community during summer break. Squads will be virtual, in-person or a combination of both and meet weekly. Applications are open April 1-30. Slots are limited this year and applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Get started at 



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