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Generations of women fought by protesting and picketing before the 19th Amendment gave them the constitutional right to vote on August 26, 1920. Jane Addams, co-founder of Chicago's Hull House, advocated strongly for women's suffrage. Her 1910 essay, "Why Women Should Vote," influenced many, paving the road to suffrage.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library is proud to partner with Jane Addams Hull-House Museum to recognize the determination and complexity of the people who fought for the right to vote. Join us to experience a variety of virtual exhibits and engaging programs presented along with Reaching Across Illinois Library System,

On the April 6, 2021 ballot, residents of the Village of Arlington Heights will be asked to vote for a Village President, four Village Trustees and three Library Trustees. The ballot will also contain offices for school district, park district and township officials.

Circulation of nominating petitions begins Tuesday, September 22, 2020. The filing period runs from December 14, 2020 to December 21, 2020. The Village Clerk’s Office has petition packets available for Village Trustee and Library Trustee.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, packets will be distributed by appointment. Make an appointment to pick up a packet by calling 847-368-5540 or emailing

Get ready to turn the first page and begin your reading journey - Page Turners is our 2020 Adult Reading Program where readers can track their reading and connect with others in the community! The program will go from July-November 2020.

Become a Page Turner and track the minutes you read through Beanstack. Complete three goals from a monthly list to be entered into a raffle drawing. Every month we will launch a new badge that will give Page Turners a chance to win a gift certificate to an Arlington Heights business. We will also be offering options for discussion

Welcome to our new online resources page for families, early childhood, kids, tweens and teens. Each week, you'll find an updated list of resources for you to explore each week: storytimes on the library's YouTube channel, live online Tween and Teen programs, craft ideas, learning resources and more. 

Visit our online resources page for youths and their families.

Please park in the exterior parking lot, if possible, and walk to the Dunton Ave. main entrance.
If you park in the underground parking garage, entry into the library building is available at the northeast corner of the parking garage (stair and elevator access). All customers over age 2 must wear a mask when entering and while in the building. If you cannot wear a mask for medical reasons and would like to visit the library, please contact library staff for accommodations at or call (847) 870-3642.

Customers may exit the library building through the

Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded the Arlington Heights Memorial Library (AHML) with the Live and Learn Construction Grant in the amount of $50,000.

“My office is fortunate to have the opportunity to assist your library with this important infrastructure improvement project,” White stated in his letter to the library announcing the award. 

The Live and Learn Construction Grant provides funding to public libraries for the conversion of existing buildings not currently used for library services. AHML will use the grant toward the renovation of 112 N. Belmont Ave., formerly the Arlington Heights teen center,

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is pleased to welcome magician, artist and sensory illusionist Jeanette Andrews, our Artist in Residence for July 2020. We have an exciting lineup of interactive virtual events planned for you, including a performance, a workshop, meet the artist home studio visits, and Instagram Live coffee chats with exciting experts in diverse fields.

Each week find new blog posts and reading lists curated by the artist. Follow the @ahml Instagram page for exclusive content from Jeanette throughout the month of July, plus access to unique Instagram Live events with the artist all month long. We hope you will join

Explore resources available through the library such as books, eBooks, films, articles and more on the topic of anti-racism. On this page, also find resources around the web that AHML librarians have collected such as podcasts, websites and guides. Visit

The library’s Reading Room branch at the Senior Center is open, with limited capacity, for browsing and checking out materials from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  All Senior Center users will need to complete a health questionnaire and temperature check conducted by the Senior Center for admission to the building.  Screened visitors for the Reading Room will be admitted as space becomes available. When entering and while in the building, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Although the Senior Center is now open, we are not offering hold pick up at that location.