Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to the 2021 Bookmark Design Contest! Everyone's artwork was a wonderful example of how Reading Colors Your World, this year's Summer Reading theme. Congratulations to the winners and runners-up in each age group! Winners Riaan Chavda, Noa Burke, Grac...Read More
Dear Book Sale Volunteers and Friends of Lake Forest Library Members:
SAVE THE DATE
2021 Friends of Lake Forest Library Book Sale
September 16–19 If you have volunteered at previous sales, Thank You! If this is your first sale, Welcome! You make the sale a success. We hope you vo...
Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Celebrated in the month of June, Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a six-day stretch of protests in which LGBTQ+ activists fought back against a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in New York City. It was a major protest against anti-LGBTQ+ la...Read More
If you haven't already been visiting the Library again in person, now is a great time to return with more open hours and restored services! Hours restored Monday–Thursday 9:00 am–9:00 pm Friday 9:00 am–6:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm Services restored Increased buildin...Read More
We're enjoying seeing everyone who is visiting the Lake Forest Station Pop-Up, and will continue to sell used books, games, and puzzles there on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through June 19. We have more exciting news. Normally at this time of year the Friends are holding their Children's Bo...Read More
During the month the May, the National Alliance on Mental Illness observes Mental Health Awareness Month. NAMI is the nation's largest mental health care organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI is an alliance of more than 600 local a...Read More
June 1–August 31, 2021 Join your family, friends, and neighbors to discover all the ways that Reading Colors Your World. Complete a variety of bingo challenges designed to get you out of your "reading comfort zone." Experience colorful vistas, faces, ideas, flavors, cultures, lifestyles, and view...Read More
Visit the Friends and purchase gently used books, puzzles, and games at the Lake Forest Station Pop-Up Shop in the east train station building just to the west of the tracks.
Buy books and more!
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
11:00 am–5:00 pm
April 29–June 19 Donate books! ...
On August 3, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Bill HB 2832 into law designating "April as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month" in the state of Illinois. In support of this initiative, Lake Forest Library has book displays in the Rotunda and Children's Library and a digital collection in Libby/O...Read More
Whether you are an employee, business owner, student, or family affected by Covid-19, the following resources are a starting point to help you cope and recover financially. If you are looking for non-financial resources and information, please visit the library's Covid-19 information page. ...Read More
Jump to a section: From Governor Pritzker's Office Who to Contact Lake County Health Department City of Lake Forest What you can do Opportunities to help Updated June 9, 2021 Information from Governor Pritzker's Office Pritzker has announced a "bridge to phase 5" p...Read More
Lake Forest Library seeks to empower residents to exercise their right to vote, and to be informed about their choices and the media they consume. This non-partisan guide can be used as a way for patrons to find any information they might need to prepare to vote in the 2021 Consolidated Election. ...Read More
The Lake Forest Library online magazine collection has moved to the Libby app. After March 31, 2021, the RBdigital app will no longer be available. In Libby, find all of your favorite RBdigital magazines, including back issues. Plus, find hundreds of other popular magazine titles with special int...Read More
Updated 2/26/2021. Information changes rapidly, so please double check with the Lake County Health Department. Confused about COVID vaccines and vaccinations? Don't know where to go or what to believe? We've gathered some resources to help. Things to keep in mind The situation changes ra...Read More
Lake Forest Library is again open for brief visits by the public to browse the collections, check out items, copy and print documents, and more! Masks over your nose and mouth and social distancing are required while in the building. Please do not visit in groups. Hours the building is open start...Read More