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

  • License plate renewal stickers available for sale at library

    The library is now offering license plate renewal stickers for sale at the Circulation Desk. Read below for more information and if you have any questions, please call at 847-392-0100 or chat the library at

    What is the cost to renew a license plate?
    Generally the cost is $151 per sticker, but the sticker cost depends on the license plate. For instance, there are added fees for personalized plates and vanity plates. In addition, there are service fees associated with each sticker purchase:

    • $7.50 service fee for each sticker
    • $5.00 service fee for each sticker if paying by credit

  • 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.




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