Stay Informed: learn the latest news about library services and programs

Updated June 18, 2024

The library, Makerplace and Senior Center Reading Room will be open on Wednesday, June 19. 

 

Updated June 17, 2024

The library's Makerplace is offering additional hours for customers this summer and is now open on Fridays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., through September 20. The Makerplace is located at 112 N. Belmont Ave. 

Makerplace Summer Hours: 

Tuesday–Thursday: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.    

Friday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (June 7-September 20 only) 

Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.  
Sunday: noon–5 p.m.  

Monday: Closed  

The Makerplace will be closed Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7 for Frontier Days.  

Visit ahml.info/makerplace for more information. 

 

Updated May 20, 2024

The library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. The library's Senior Center Reading Room will be closed Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday.

Look for the library's bookmobile in the Village of Arlington Heights' annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27. Find more details, including the parade route, here

The library will open and resume regular hours of operation on Tuesday, May 28. View hours here.

Updated May 8, 2024

New Summer Hours at the Makerplace 

The library is pleased to offer additional hours for customers on Fridays from June 7 to September 20.  

Makerplace Summer Hours: 

Tuesday–Thursday: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.    

Friday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (June 7-September 20 only) 

Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.  
Sunday: noon–5 p.m.  

Monday: Closed  

The Makerplace will be closed Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7 for Frontier Days.  

Visit ahml.info/makerplace for more information. 

 

Updated April 16, 2024

Road work beginning this week in Arlington Heights will impact access to the Senior Center parking lot from New Wilke Road from April 17 – May 1. During this time, visitors will be able to enter the Senior Center lot via Central Road or Weber Street that runs parallel to Wilke on the west side of the parking lot. 

 

Updated April 15, 2024

The Library, Bookmobile, Makerplace and Senior Center Reading Room will be closed on Friday, April 19 for Staff Development Day.

 

Updated April 11, 2024

Service has been restored to the library's website, internet service and phone lines. Thank you for your patience.

 

Updated April 11, 2024

The library's phone lines are temporarily out of service. We're working to restore. Thanks for your patience.

 

Updated April 8, 2024

The library will be closed on Friday, April 19 for Staff Development Day.

 

Updated March 26, 2024

The library and the Makerplace will be closed on Sunday, March 31 in observance of Easter.

 

Updated March 4, 2024

The bookmobile will be out of service today, March 4. Bookmobile staff will continue to visit the scheduled stops with the library van to deliver holds and take any returns. Effected stops include Lake Terramere Park, Poe School and Stonebridge Village Apts. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Updated March 4, 2024

The library's website is fully functional again. Thank you for your patience.

 

Updated March 1, 2024

The library’s website will be undergoing a system upgrade starting Sunday, March 3 at 6 p.m.

During the system upgrade, customers may only search the catalog, place holds, view checkouts, pay fines, utilize online databases and view content on the website. Some features including program registration, room bookings, in-house equipment reservations, account changes, adding to lists and online form submissions will not function properly during the system upgrade.

The system upgrade should take approximately 2-3 hours to complete.

We apologize for any inconvenience. We will announce when the library’s website is fully functional again.

 

Updated February 20, 2024

The bookmobile is now back in service today, February 20 and will make all scheduled stops at Carefree Park, Falcon Park, Linden Place Apartments and Moorings.

 

Updated February 20, 2024

The bookmobile will be out of service today, February 20. Bookmobile staff will continue to visit the scheduled stops with the library van to deliver holds and take any returns. Effected stops include Carefree Park, Falcon Park, Linden Place Apartments and Moorings. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Updated February 19, 2024

The bookmobile will be out of service today, February 19. Bookmobile staff will continue to visit the scheduled stops with the library van to deliver holds and take any returns. Effected stops include Lake Terramere Park, Poe School and Stonebridge Village Apts. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Updated February 16, 2024

The bookmobile will be out of service today, February 16. Bookmobile staff will continue to visit the scheduled stops with the library van to deliver holds and take any returns. Effected stops include Ivy Hill School, Lake Arlington Towne and Waterford Place. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Updated February 12, 2024

The library's website is fully functional again. Thank you for your patience.

 

Updated February 9, 2024

The library’s website will be undergoing a system upgrade starting Monday, February 12 at 7 p.m.

During the system upgrade, customers may only search the catalog, place holds, view checkouts, pay fines, utilize online databases and view content on the website. Some features including program registration, room bookings, in-house equipment reservations, account changes, adding to lists and online form submissions will not function properly during the system upgrade. Please call us during business hours at 847-392-0100 for assistance.

We apologize for any inconvenience. We will announce when the library’s website is fully functional again. 

Questions? Please call us at 847-392-0100, chat with us on our website using the link at the bottom of the page or contact us at ahml.info/form/contact

 

Updated January 15, 2024

The bookmobile will be out of service Monday, January 15 and Tuesday, January 16 due to inclement weather. Holds may be picked up at the library or at your next bookmobile visit. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Updated January 12, 2024

The library and Makerplace will be open regular hours Saturday, January 13. The Senior Center Reading Room will be closed Saturday, January 13 through Monday, January 15. Some library programs may be cancelled. Check the library calendar online for detailed program information. 

 

Updated January 12, 2024

Due to severe winter weather, the library, drive-up window, Makerplace and Senior Center Reading Room will be closed Friday, January 12. The bookmobile will not be in service. All programs and appointments are cancelled.

 

Updated January 11, 2024

Senior Center Update: Friday, January 12, the library will be canceling afternoon library classes and programs scheduled at the Senior Center due to anticipated inclement weather. The Reading Room will also be closing early (at 1 p.m.) due to the anticipated snow storm. The Senior Center building is scheduled to remain open.

The Senior Center and all library services at the Senior Center will be closed Saturday, January 13 and Monday, January 15, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Makerplace Update: Culinary classes in the Makerplace Kitchen on Saturday, January 13, are being rescheduled due to an abundance of caution because of weather. Program registrants of both classes will receive an email and telephone notification from the library when a new date is available. 

Please visit the library's calendar for additional program cancellations.

 

Updated January 9, 2024

Due to inclement weather, all in-person library programs are cancelled for this evening, Tuesday, January 9. Please check the program calendar and your email for more information.

 

Updated January 2, 2024

Registration for some library programs opened on Tuesday, January 2 (due to the New Year's holiday on January 1) and registration for Makerplace programs will begin on Wednesday, January 3. Please see the January newsletter for more information.

The Hub's winter break hours for this week are:

  • Tuesday, January 2-Friday, January 5, noon-9 p.m. 
  • Saturday, January 6, noon-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 7, noon-6 p.m.
  • Monday, January 8, noon-9 p.m.

The library's ESL & Literacy Services Office is closed through Sunday, January 7. No programs or one-on-one tutoring sessions will be held during this time.

Updated December 26, 2023

The library and Makerplace's schedule for the upcoming New Year's holiday is:

  • Sunday, December 31 - New Year's Eve - open noon- 5 p.m.
  • Monday, January 1 - New Year's Day - closed all day

Please note the library and Makerplace are closed on Monday, January 1. Registration for some library programs will begin on Tuesday, January 2 and registration for Makerplace programs will begin on Wednesday, January 3. Please see the January newsletter for more information.

The Hub will have the following winter break hours:

  • Tuesday, December 26-Friday, December 29, noon-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 30, Sunday, December 31 and Saturday, January 6, noon-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 7, noon-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 2-Friday, January 5 and Monday, January 8, noon-9 p.m.

The library's ESL & Literacy Services Office is closed through Sunday, January 7. No programs or one-on-one tutoring sessions will be held during this time.

The Arlington Heights Senior Center and Reading Room will be closed Saturday, December 30 through Monday, January 1. They will also be closed Saturday, January 13 and Monday, January 15.

Updated December 20, 2023

The library will be closed on these dates for the holidays:

  • Sunday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
  • Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day
  • Sunday, December 31 - New Year's Eve closed at 5 p.m.
  • Monday, January 1 - New Year's Day

Please note the library and Makerplace are closed on Monday, January 1. Registration for some library programs will begin on Tuesday, January 2 and registration for Makerplace programs will begin on Wednesday, January 3. Please see the January newsletter for more information.

The Hub will have the following winter break hours:

  • Tuesday, December 26-Friday, December 29, noon-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 30, Sunday, December 31 and Saturday, January 6, noon-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 7, noon-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 2-Friday, January 5 and Monday, January 8, noon-9 p.m.

The ESL & Literacy Services Office will also be closed from Saturday, December 23 to Sunday, January 7. No programs or one-on-one tutoring sessions will be held during this time.

The Arlington Heights Senior Center and Reading Room will be closed on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25 and on Tuesday, December 26. The Senior Center Reading Room will also be closed Saturday, December 30 through Monday, January 1, Saturday, January 13 and Monday, January 15.

 

Updated November 20, 2023

The Library and the Makerplace will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 for Thanksgiving Eve. There will be no bookmobile service on Wednesday, November 22.

The Library, including the bookmobile, the Makerplace and the library's Senior Center Reading Room branch will all be closed on Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving Day.   

The Senior Center Reading Room will remain closed Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25. 

The bookmobile will be participating in the Holiday Tree Lighting festivities Friday, November 24 at North School Park from 4–7 p.m. and will not be going to its scheduled stops on Friday, November 24 which include Ivy Hill School, Waterford Place and Lake Arlington.

Find more on library hours and holiday closures here.

 

Updated November 16, 2023

The Library and the Makerplace will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 for Thanksgiving Eve.

The Library and the Makerplace will be closed on Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving Day.

The library's Senior Center Reading Room branch will be closed on Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving Day, and remain closed on Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25. 

Find more on library hours and holiday closures here.

 

Updated November 6, 2023

The bookmobile will be out of service today, Monday, November 6.

Staff will still go to the scheduled stops with the van to provide hold pickups and take returns. Returns will be brought back to the library for check in.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Find more on the bookmobile and its scheduled stops here: https://www.ahml.info/bookmobile

Updated November 1, 2023

The bookmobile will be out of service during today's Centennial Park stop. It is still scheduled to stop at Carousel Park and Creekside Park.

 

Updated October 19, 2023

The bookmobile will be out of service today, Thursday, October 19. Bookmobile staff will visit the scheduled stops with the library van to deliver holds and take returns. We apologize for any inconvenience. The bookmobile will be back in service tomorrow, Friday, October 20. 

 

Updated October 11, 2023

Due to inclement weather, window installation at the Makerplace has been delayed. Final installation and interior work on the windows at the Makerplace will take place Wednesday, October 18. Until then, the Makerplace laser cutters and flat heat press will remain unavailable. All other equipment is accessible to customers and classes will run as scheduled.

 

Updated October 5, 2023

Kids’ World renovations continue this week, with the location of items continuing to move as the library refreshes the space. On Friday, October 6, the entryway into Kids' World will shift as we create a new entrance. Please follow posted signs to enter Kids' World. If you are unsure about where something is—please ask a staff member. They will be happy to assist.

The library's Makerplace will be getting new windows installed next week. Starting Tuesday, October 10, some equipment may be unavailable. Please see a Makerplace staff member if you need assistance. 

 

Updated September 21, 2023

Kids’ World restrooms are now open. We apologize for any inconvenience earlier today due to construction.  

 

Updated September 20, 2023

Kids’ World restrooms will be closed on Thursday, September 21, due to construction. 

Please use the restrooms near the first floor Checkout Desk or on the second floor. 

 

Updated September 11, 2023

Exciting updates are happening in Kids’ World this fall, creating additional developmentally appropriate, interactive learning zones for kids. 

Some books and shelving, computers and other library materials have already been moved to new locations in Kids' World. Storytimes are also happening in a new location. As of September, all storytimes take place in the Cardinal Room while the Lindsey Room gets a refresh. If you are unsure about where something is—please ask a staff member. They will be happy to assist.

Construction officially began on Monday, September 11. Work is underway in several areas of Kids' World, but there are still plenty of areas not affected by the project and available for play and learning. The renovation work will be completed in phases, and some service interruptions may occur along the way. Youth Services staff will be available to assist with locating materials and additional programs may be moved to other rooms in the library or canceled due to construction.  Any change in service will be shared via our social media platforms and here on the Stay Informed page of our website.

We expect Kids' World to be open for most of the renovation, with areas being blocked off as needed.  
Kids' World will be closed beginning November 1, reopening to the public on November 17. Please check the library’s program calendar online for up-to-date information about Kids’ World programs.

Updated September 8, 2023

The parking lot painting that was scheduled for Friday, September 8 has been canceled due to the weather. The drive-up window and underground parking garage are open.

 

Updated September 7, 2023

Exciting updates are happening in Kids’ World this fall, creating additional developmentally appropriate, interactive learning zones for kids. 

As part of the renovation project, some books and shelving, computers and other library materials have already been moved to new locations inside Kids' World.  Storytimes are also happening in a new location beginning in September and take place in the Cardinal Room while the Lindsey Room gets a refresh. If you are unsure about where something is—please ask a staff member. They will be happy to assist.

Construction begins on Monday, September 11 in Kids' World. This work will be completed in phases, and some service interruptions may occur. Youth Services staff will be available to assist with locating materials and additional programs may be moved to other rooms in the library or canceled due to construction. We expect Kids' World to be open for most of the renovation, with areas being blocked off as needed.  
Kids' World will be closed beginning November 1, reopening to the public on November 17. Please check the library’s program calendar online for up-to-date information about Kids’ World programs.

Updated September 5, 2023

The library will be re-coating the red area of asphalt that is outside the parking garage on Friday, September 8, weather permitting. This area will be closed for 24 hours, and both the underground parking lot and drive up will be closed during this time. Entrance to the building will be through the Dunton Avenue entrance only. 

There will be limited accessible parking available at this time. Please contact the library if you need accommodations. Customers may visit the Checkout Desk to pick up holds while the drive up is closed or contact the Call Center at 847-392-0100 to make an accommodation.

All holds will also be extended by one day. 

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

 

Updated September 5, 2023

The library's text messaging service has been restored.

 

Updated August 1, 2023

Kids’ World refresh coming this fall

Exciting updates are coming to Kids’ World this fall, creating additional developmentally appropriate, interactive learning zones for kids. This work will be completed in phases, and some service interruptions may occur.

Construction begins September 11. Youth Services staff will be available to assist with locating materials and some programs may be moved to other rooms in the library or canceled due to construction.  

Kids' World will be closed beginning November 1, reopening to the public on November 17. Please check the library’s program calendar online for up-to-date information about Kids’ World programs at https://www.ahml.info/attend/events

 

Updated June 22, 2023

The library's Makerplace will be closed Friday, June 30-Tuesday, July 4 for Frontier Days. The Makerplace is located at 112 N. Belmont Ave. across from Recreation Park where the annual festival takes place. 

The main library and Senior Center Reading Room will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day. 

 

Updated June 9, 2023

The bookmobile will be at Picnic In the Park at North School Park from 5:30-8 p.m. on Friday, June 9. It will resume normally scheduled stops on Monday, June 12.

 

Updated June 5, 2023

The bookmobile is out of service today through Thursday, June 8 while undergoing repairs. Library van service will provide holds delivery and returns collection along the regularly scheduled routes. 

 

Updated June 2, 2023

The bookmobile is out of service today, Friday, June 2 through Monday, June 5, and possibly Tuesday, June 6, while undergoing repairs. Library van service will provide holds delivery and returns collection along the regularly scheduled routes. 

 

Updated May 22, 2023

The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day. The library's Senior Center Reading Room will also be closed on Saturday, May 27 and Monday, May 29 and the bookmobile will not be making its regularly scheduled Monday visits. Look for the bookmobile in the Village's annual Memorial Day Parade beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The library will open and resume regular hours of operation on Tuesday, May 30. View hours here.

 

Updated May 16, 2023

The library will be closed on Friday, May 19 for Staff Development Day. The bookmobile and Senior Center Reading Room will also be closed as part of this annual library-wide staff training. The library will open and resume regular hours of operation on Saturday, May 20.

 

Updated May 4, 2023

The bookmobile is back in full service

 

Updated April 6, 2023

The Library and the library's Makerplace will be closed on Sunday, April 9 in observance of Easter.

 

Updated April 4, 2023

On Thursday, April 6, the Makerplace will open at 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. It will be closed earlier in the day for a partnership event with High School District 214. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Updated February 10, 2023

The bookmobile is back in service and will make all stops  Friday, February 10. Thank you for your patience while we made repairs.

 

Updated February 9, 2023

The bookmobile is undergoing repairs and will remain out of service Thursday, February 9 and  Friday, February 10. Bookmobile staff will continue to visit the scheduled stops with the library van to deliver holds and take any returns. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Updated February 7, 2023

Due to mechanical issues, the bookmobile will be out of service Tuesday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 8. The library's van will make the rounds to deliver holds and pick up returns. 

Stops affected February 7 are Carefree Park, Falcon Park and Linden Place Apartments. Stops affected February 8 are Carousel Park, Centennial Park and Creekside Park. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Updated December 26, 2022

Here are the hours for the upcoming New Year's holiday:

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library and Makerplace are closed on:

December 31 - New Year's Eve (Close at 5 p.m.)

January 1 - New Year's Day

 

The Senior Center Reading Room is closed on

December 26 and 31 and on January 1.

 

The library's Makerplace is also closed on Mondays and Fridays.

 

Updated December 22, 2022, 1:15 p.m.

Due to severe winter weather, the library, drive-up window, Makerplace and Senior Center Reading Room will be closing early, at 5 p.m. today, Thursday, December 22, and will remain closed Friday, December 23. The bookmobile will not be in service. All programs and appointments after 5 p.m. today are canceled.

The following holiday hours are also scheduled:

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library and Makerplace are closed on:

December 24 - Christmas Eve

December 25 - Christmas

December 31 - New Year's Eve (Close at 5 p.m.)

January 1 - New Year's Day

 

The Senior Center Reading Room is closed on

December 23, 24, 25, 26 and 31 and on January 1.

 

The library's Makerplace is also closed on Mondays & Fridays.

 

Updated December 14, 2022

A new drive-up window is scheduled to be installed at the library from December 19-21. During installation, drive-up hold pickup will be unavailable for approximately two to three days. For hold pickup during this period, please visit inside at the Checkout Desk during regular library hours. The material return slots on the north side of the garage will remain open during construction.

If you are unable to visit inside and require an accommodation, please contact library staff at 847-392-0100. Additional closure updates will be shared as soon as they become available.

 

Updated December 7, 2022

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library and Makerplace are closed on the following days: 

December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas
December 31 - New Year's Eve (Close at 5 p.m.)
January 1 - New Year's Day

The Senior Center Reading Room is closed on December 23, 24, 26 and 31. 

The Friends of the Library will not be accepting donations from December 24-January 1. Donations resume on January 2, 2023. 

There are no regular weekly storytimes in December in Kids' World. Storytimes resume January 9, 2023. 

 

Updated December 6, 2022

The Dunton Avenue elevator is back in service. Thank you for your patience while the repair took place.  

 

Updated November 29, 2022

Improvements to the ramp at the library's Makerplace have been completed. The barricades have been removed and the ramp is back in service.

 

Updated November 25, 2022

Elevator Repairs

The Dunton Avenue elevator is not working due to a part that failed on Thursday, November 10. Our contractor is working to get it replaced. We apologize for any inconvenience. The elevator in the Core entrance near the front of the parking garage is operating.

Updated November 23, 2022

Thanksgiving Schedule

The library and the Makerplace will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, Thanksgiving Eve, and remain closed on Thursday, November 24, Thanksgiving Day. The library and the Makerplace will resume regular hours on Friday, November 25. 

The Senior Center and the library's Reading Room will be closed on Thursday, November 24; Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Updated November 16, 2022

Ramp Access at the Makerplace

Accessible ramp access at the library's Makerplace is unavailable November 21-23 while we make improvements to the ramp. On Monday, November 21, the old concrete will be removed and the surface will be prepped for inspection by the Village of Arlington Heights. The pre-pour inspection will take place on Tuesday, November 22 and on Wednesday, November 23, new concrete will be poured. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Updated November 10, 2022

Due to a construction project at the Senior Center, the library's Reading Room and Computer Room will not be accessible on Thursday, November 10. Library staff will be set up in the Senior Center lobby for customers to return materials, pick up holds and check out some books and DVDs on display. Classes and programs have been relocated to alternative spaces at the Senior Center and will take place as scheduled on November 10.

The Senior Center, including the library's Reading Room branch, will be closed on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 for Veterans Day.

The Reading Room will reopen on Monday, November 14. The Computer Room, however, will remain closed on November 14. 

The Arlington Heights Senior Center, including the library's Reading Room branch, will be closed on Monday, October 17, from 12:30 p.m. to 4::00 p.m. for staff training. The Reading Room will reopen on Tuesday, October 18 at 9:00 a.m.

Updated October 12, 2022

Exciting updates are coming to Kids’ World in 2023. These improvements will include:

  • NEW: Everbright lightboard and floor projection system
  • An enclosed play area for infants, early walkers and their caregivers
  • Improved area for preschooler dramatic play
  • Defined area for grades K-3 hands-on exploration
  • Defined area for tweens
  • An accessible, all-gender restroom
  • Wellness room for nursing or those in need of a calming/private space
  • New snack area
  • Sinks in the Lindsey Room

This work will be completed in phases, and some service interruptions may occur. Youth Services staff will be available to assist in getting items for customers from any area that may be temporarily unavailable and some programs will be moved to other rooms in the library. Originally planned for the last quarter of 2022, the project has been postponed due to supply chain issues and a grant opportunity that will be available in 2023 to help fund improvements.

For more information, visit ahml.info/stayinformed in the coming months.

 

Updated August 15, 2022

The Hub resumes school year hours beginning August 15, the first day of classes for students in District 214. The Hub opens at 3 p.m. on Monday-Friday unless students have a day off from school, aligning with D214's calendar. The Hub is located on the first floor of the library and is for use by teens in grades 7-12. 

Hub Hours: Monday through Friday, 3-9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. 

 

Updated May 26, 2022

New summer hours at the Hub: The Hub is located on the first floor of the library and is for use by teens in grades 7-12. Summer 2022 hours at the Hub run May 25-August 12. The Hub is now open Monday through Friday, noon-9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. 

 

Updated April 8, 2022

The Friends of the Library are currently accepting book and media donations at the following times:

Monday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For donations by appointment, please call the Friends at 847-506-2663 and leave a message. Appointments are recommended for larger donations or alternate times. Learn more about the Friends of the Library at ahml.info/friends.

 

Updated February 24, 2022

The state of Illinois and  health officials in suburban Cook County are dropping their mask mandate and the proof-of-vaccination requirement at the end of the month. 

In keeping with our history of following the guidance from public health officials and state and local agencies, the library will be removing the mask requirement for building and bookmobile entry and the proof of vaccine requirement for culinary programming beginning Monday, February 28.

Individual program listings are being updated and may not yet reflect this change.

The library will continue to follow all state and local COVID-19 safety regulations and encourage our staff and customers to consult the latest county, state and federal public health guidance and make decisions to keep themselves and their families safe. Please continue to visit this page for the latest updates on library operations and services.

 

Updated January 5, 2022

Library programs are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check individual program listings at ahml.info/attend/events for the latest program updates. We are currently offering a variety of in-person and virtual programs. Safety precautions are in place according to current local mitigation guidelines. 

Any change in library operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, weather or other unforeseen situations will be posted at ahml.info/StayInformed as they are available. For questions or additional information, contact us at ahml.info/form/contact, chat with us at ahml.info or call 847-392-0100. 

Updated December 27, 2021 

On December 23, Cook County Department of Public Health issued a COVID-19 Mitigation Order requiring individuals age five and older to show proof* that they are fully vaccinated** against COVID-19 to enter indoor settings where food or drink are served for on-premises consumption.  

The new mitigations impact our in-person Makerplace culinary programs and the library's cafe/vending area while the mandate is in effect. This order does not impact the current main library entrance procedures or any other library programs. 

Makerplace culinary programs 
No in-person culinary programs are scheduled for January and February. 

Library café/vending area 
Seating and tables in the café/vending areas on the first and second floors of the library will not be available for use. Vending machines will be available for carryout food service only. 

These mitigations will not change the current main library entrance procedures outside of the areas listed here. 

*Proof of vaccination means: 

  • A vaccination record card or paper record 

  • An app that provides a digital record of vaccinations, or 

  • A digital or physical photo of the card or record 

  • Persons age 16 and older must also provide identification (driver’s license, government, work or school ID) with information that corresponds to the vaccination proof.  

**Fully vaccinated means: 
An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

Note: 
A negative test on its own is not allowable under the mandate. This mandate only allows for unvaccinated individuals who have a documented medical exemption with them and a negative COVID-19 test result administered by a medical professional within the last 24 hours prior to entering.  

 

Updated December 17, 2021

Library repairs are completed and the library is now open. Thanks to everyone for your patience.

 

Updated December 15, 2021

Emergency closure - Library opening late on Friday, December 17

On Friday morning, December 17, the library and our drive-up window service will be closed for broken water main repairs and our water supply will be turned off. The library will remain closed until the water is turned back on. We expect the repairs to be completed around noon, at which time the library will reopen.

Visit our website for updates at ahml.info/StayInformed.

Questions? Chat with us on our website using the link at the bottom of the page or contact us at ahml.info/form/contact.

The Call Center will be closed Friday until the building reopens.

The Senior Center will be open. Holds in transit will not be available for pickup at the Senior Center during the library building closure. Staff will call customers when their materials are ready for pickup at that location.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

 

Updated August 23, 2021

Cook County Department of Public Health Mandates Indoor Mask Wearing beginning Monday, August 23

The library is requiring masks in library buildings and on the bookmobile for all individuals over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status in compliance with the Cook County Department of Public Health Mandate.

Conference and Studio Rooms
Masks are required in the library's conference and Studio rooms when occupied by more than one person.

Bookmobile
Customers are allowed on the bookmobile (two individuals at a time or one family, with a five-minute limit) 
Click here to learn more about the bookmobile's schedule. 

The Friends of the Library Donation bin is closed
The Friends are unable to accept donations until further notice as they process a large influx of donated items. Donations cannot be accepted at any library location or in the book return bins at this time. 

Senior Center Reading Room 

  • The library’s Reading Room branch at the Arlington Heights Senior Center is fully open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
  • The Computer Room is open with use limited to one hour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Senior Center is now available as a pick up location for holds.
  • For any questions regarding library services and programs at the Senior Center, contact seniorservices@ahml.info or 847-870-3712