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Learning Resources

Check out these free resources that will keep you learning even when you aren't in the classroom.

  • Be Internet Awesome - Digital citizenship curriculum. No account needed.
  • Google CS First - Coding curriculum. You can choose from one-hour activities to 8+ hour themed lessons. No account needed.
  • Hour of Code - One hour coding lessons for all ages. No account needed.
  • Khan Academy - Online courses in a variety of subjects. You will need to create an account to get started.
  • NASA - STEM activities and resources for grades K-12.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home - Day-by-day projects to keep you reading, thinking and

Looking for ways to pass some time as you shelter in place? Library staff have compiled this list of cultural experiences - a little something for everyone to enjoy. These websites and links are a quick and easy way to bring entertainment, education and cultural experiences right into your home. Explore and enjoy!


Arlington Heights Restaurants: The Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce has put together a list of restaurants currently offering carry out and delivery options.

Cooking Classes with Milk StreetMilk Street is offering 13 cooking classes, which will be free from now through the end of April.



On the library's Online Learning page,, you'll find a wide variety of resources including:
Need help? Don't worry, will be available throughout any school closures. With, you'll have access to live tutors online to help with math, science, English, social studies and more, as well as standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, etc.) and career help (resume reviews, etc.).

Gale Courses
Hundreds of six-week, instructor-led courses on topics ranging from tech skills to creative writing, gardening and starting a business.

Udemy Video Tutorials

Gale Presents: Udemy offers over 3500 on-demand video tutorials covering technology (Office, Windows, and

Updated July 14, 2020

Senior Center holds moved to Drive-up window
Although the Senior Center is now open, we are not offering hold pick up at that location. Reserved items that were originally requested for a Senior Center pick up have been redirected to the Drive-up window at the library. Your hold notice may still say Senior Center as the pickup location, however, your items will be at the Drive-up window. We apologize for the inconvenience as we change operations due to COVID-19 for the safety of our customers and staff

Updated July 7, 2020

Senior Center Reading Room
Beginning July

The library is following guidance regarding event cancelations and social distancing from the Illinois Department of Public Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The library building, bookmobile, book drops and drive-up window are closed. Email and chat service are available. The Senior Center is closed to the public until further with limited services available.. For a list of vital services still available at the Senior Center, click here. Visit for news and updates on library services.

Everyone has a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and staying healthy. Stay home if you are not

Explore More Illinois Suspended Through April 30: Explore More Illinois services are suspended through April 30 to comply with the Illinois Shelter in Place Order announced by Governor Pritzker. 

Looking forward to a Spring Break staycation? Your library card can get you free or discounted passes to some Illinois cultural attractions, like the Chicago Maritime Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History, Illinois Holocaust Museum, and - just added - the American Writers Museum in downtown Chicago. Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by the Arlington Heights Memorial Library that provides instant online access to special offers and discounts

What do you do when you have run out of ideas for what to read next? Arlington Heights resident Ken
Nopar discovered the library’s “Book Me” form and now has a customized list of suggestions.

“I was out of ideas for books to read and needed something to refer back to when there was more room on
the shelf,” Nopar said. When he filled out his form online, he indicated he was into history and wrote down
a few of his favorite books. In return, he received a list of 10 books from library staff, most of which were

The March library newsletter is at the post office and will be arriving at Arlington Heights residences this week, but you can view it now here. 

You can also view our newsletter online and click on any programs that require registration to link directly to our website to sign up. The digital newsletter also allows you the option to zoom in to read text up close.

Look for registration symbols next to each program that quickly let you know if you can register for a program at any time, if registration begins on March 1, or if a program

More than 3,400 guests stopped by the library's Hendrickson Room this past weekend for some LEGO fun. The amazing, one-of-a-kind creations featured in this two-day exhibit were created by The Northern Illinois LEGO Train Club.

Customers of all ages were dazzled by the details amidst the exhibit, which took more than 80 man-hours to set up. Around 2 million LEGO pieces were used to create iconic landmarks and intricate displays that featured recognizable superheroes, classic cartoons, video game characters and more. The exhibit even featured a castle that took more than one year to construct.

Customers also had the option