Get ready for college at WPL!

Post date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 2:33pm

This spring, make sure that you and your student are ready to for success in college. Our YA team has invited experts from ISAC and TRiO to help make the college admissions process a little easier. Check out our upcoming college prep classes, including two full-length practice ACT tests:

TRiO presents ACT Test Taking Tips

Tuesday, February 2, 6:00- 7:00pm, Bradbury Room

FAFSA Workshop

Tuesday, February 9, 5:30-7:30pm, Computer Learning Center (main floor)

Need help filling out your FAFSA? The library and ISAC are here to help you complete your FASFA form.

Practice ACT

Tuesday, February 16, Bradbury Room, 10:30 - 2:00pm

Nervous before the big test? Take a practice ACT test to ease your nerves and get a feel for what the test might be like.

TRiO Presents Parent University

Tuesday, February 16, 5:30-7:30, Bradbury Room

TRiO talks to parents about the college application process and how to help your student take the right steps to get to college.

All About Scholarships

Tuesday, March 8, 5:30 - 7:00pm, Adult Literacy Computer Room (Lower Level)

Learn how to find and apply for scholarships, and get tips for success!

TRiO College and Career Readiness

Tuesday, March 15, 5:30pm- 7:00pm, Bradbury Room

Learn what you can do today to succeed in college.

Practice ACT

Tuesday, March 29, 4:00 - 7:30pm, Bradbury Room

Nervous before the big test? Take a practice ACT test to ease your nerves and get a feel for what the test might be like.

Get Covered by the Deadline!

Post date: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 8:50am

The time to enroll or re-enroll in a health insurance is now! Open enrollment for plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace ends January 31, so it’s important to make sure you’re covered by the deadline.


Lake County residents who enrolled in a health insurance plan through the Marketplace last year must re-enroll this year, or be automatically re-enrolled in their current plan.

If you are interested in exploring healthcare options through the Marketplace, contact us for a free, private appointment in English or Spanish. Learn about your healthcare options and get your questions answered by one of our certified navigators. They will listen to your needs, describe your options, and help you to make the choice that’s best for you and your family.

Certified navigators are available for appointments at various sites throughout the county to answer questions and help residents enroll or re-enroll in health insurance plans. Appointments may be requested in English and Spanish by calling (847) 775-2582 or (847) 377-4999.


For more information, please contact Tatiana Alonso, Program Manager for Enroll Lake County!, at (847) 775-2565, or talonso [at] waukeganpl [dot] info.

Martin Luther King Day of Service

Post date: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 3:26pm

In celebration of Martin Luther King Day of Service, the Waukegan Public Library has planned several special events to commemorate Dr. King’s life and legacy.

I Have A Dream” Field Trip

Waukegan Public Library will provide a bus to Highland Park’s annual Martin Luther King Day of Service at the Highland Park Rec Center. The bus will leave the library at 9am on Monday, January 18, and return to the library at 2:30pm. Students will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and participate in multiple acts of service, from decorating quilts for children in the hospital, making get well cards for seniors, care packages for soldiers serving abroad, and more.

Participants will also have an opportunity to impact our own communities, by sorting and bagging food donations to the Moraine Township Food Pantry, assemble bags of necessities for PADS, North Shore Health Clinic, and USO, and more.

Secretary White will speak about his experiences as a student of Dr. King, and the Jesse White Tumblers and Lynn White will perform in tribute to Dr. King.

Students interested in participating in the Day of Service Field Trip will need to have a parent or legal guardian sign the field trip form, and return to the library by January 14. Students must arrange their own transportation to and from the library. Students should plan to meet the bus at the Library’s front entrance. Students must be in grades 9-12 to participate.

Bus will depart Waukegan Public Library at 9:00am. Bus will return to the Library at 2:30pm.

Download the field trip permission slip.

At the Library

Join us on the National Day of Service in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. WPL’s 2016 service project is Color a Smile. Color a Smile is a nonprofit organization that sends a smile to those who need it, from seniors in nursing homes to troops serving our country abroad.
Color a Smile: 10am - 5:00pm, Lower Level
Stop in and have fun coloring one of the s
pecial art pages that will be mailed to Color a Smile. 
Hairspray: 1:30 - 3:30pm, Bradbury Room
Join us for a special viewing of the film Hairspray
Martin Luther King Jr. Storytime: 3:30 - 4:00pm, Early Learning Center
Join us for a special storytime and activity.