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Fourteen conference rooms are available for public use on the second floor of the library. Conference rooms may be available on a walk-in basis, but reservations are encouraged. Small conference rooms may be reserved up to one week in advance; the large conference rooms may be reserved one month in advance. 

We have 11 conference rooms that accommodate up to five people; one conference room (G) that can accommodate up to two people, and two larger conference rooms will hold 6–16 people.

Reservations are limited to two hours per day. Conference rooms close one-half hour prior to the library closing time.

Conference room use is subject to

Disability Pride Month is celebrated in July, the month in which the Americans with Disabilities Act was first signed into law in 1990. Through these book selections, we invite you to celebrate and elevate people with disabilities, call for disability justice, and challenge ableism through reading.

Book List: Celebrating Disability Pride (Adults)

Book List: Disability Visability for Teens

Book List: Diverse Needs Chapter Books for Kids

Book List: Diverse Needs Picture Books for Kids

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, a landmark law that prohibited discrimination against people with disabilities. In that same year, Boston

The Friends of the Library are temporarily unable to accept book and media donations as they work to process the high volume of donations that have been recently received by our generous customers. Thank you, Arlington Heights, for your overwhelming generosity, and for your patience as the Friends work to make room for your donations in the future.

Visit for updates on when the Friends are able to accept donations. News will be posted on our website as soon as they can accept donations again.

If you're interested in joining the Friends of the Library, you can learn more

Whether you're looking for a quick read, trying to stay up-to-date, checking out new recipes or fashions, or doing a deep dive into a hobby or personal passion, the library has your interests covered with thousands of online magazines available via your PC or mobile device.

Here is a snapshot of services and some items you can stream and download with no wait:

  • PressReader- Provides access to over 7,000 magazines and newspapers from around the world in dozens of languages. Sample titles: Chicago Tribune (daily & Sunday), Chicago Sun-Times (daily & Sunday), Hindustan Times, New York, Variety, Rolling Stone, L'Express, The New

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

On the library's Online Learning page,, you'll find a wide variety of resources including:

More Newspapers!
We’ve added the following newspaper resources:

  • New York Times + Food + Games/Crosswords: Full access to websites and apps NY Times news, Food and Games. Includes stories, infographics and multimedia. At-home users redeem an access code via our site each day for 24 hours access. Historical articles still available through the “New York Times (via Proquest)” link.

  • Daily Herald—full-image: From Newsbank. View daily full-page/full-image issues of the Daily Herald. Historical articles still available through both Newsbank’s and Proquest’s text-only products,

June 19, 1865 is the day when the last enslaved people in the United States were told they were free in  Galveston, Texas - two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. June 19 is now known as Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery and celebrates African American freedom, culture and achievements. Juneteenth is celebrated annually throughout the United States and in observance, we've put together a list of fiction and nonfiction books and movies:

Learn more about Juneteenth:

Summer has arrived which means it is time for the Summer Reading Challenge! Whether you are being read to or reading on your own, keep track of your reading and participate in activities to earn free books and be eligible in our weekly raffle prize drawings.   

Sign up or log into to join the Summer Reading Challenge starting Monday, June 7, 2021.   

Reading logs are available at the Kids’ World and Hub Desks. 

Click here to learn more.

All summer long, we are taking our favorite stories and activities to your favorite parks and places around town. Discover the beauty of the world around us with our Back to Nature BINGO, join us for a Movie in the Park or enjoy stories and songs at our weekly Storytimes in the Park. Plus our StoryWalk® series continues with a new story each month for you to enjoy as you take a stroll around beautiful Lake Arlington.

Let's Go on a StoryWalk®

Join us at Lake Arlington, 2201 N. Windsor Drive. Go for a walk and read a children's story, posted page by page on easy-to-follow signs, as you enjoy the great outdoors. Presented in

June is Pride Month and we've recently put together several curated lists of books and films to celebrate and better understand current events and the history of LGBTQ+ rights in America. We've put together lists for kids, tweens, teens and adults to enjoy.

These lists include books like Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman, Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson, and films like Love, Simon, Moonlight and Rafiki.

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Pride Month - Tweens
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