August Service Updates: What’s new?

Monday, August 1, 2022 School is in session but the fun doesn’t have to stop!

Your local library has lots of upcoming events for the whole family!

Celebrate Ray Bradbury Birthday 

Once upon a time, a young Ray Bradbury visited the Waukegan Public Library and fell in love with books – a love that led to his lifelong career as a writer. Join us for an Artwauk Concert on August 20, 4:00 -6:00 pm, in the courtyard. At 4:51 we will sing Happy Birthday Ray followed by free Ice Cream.

The Main Library is open Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Public computer use is available at the Main Library for adults and teens. Other in-person services at the Main Library include paying fees and library card renewal. Appointments available for notary services. Study rooms available for reservations up to 2 hours. Teen Corner is open Monday -Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, a space reserved for teens.

ESL and literacy tutoring, Conversational ESL, Digital Literacy, and Health Literacy classes are available. Curbside pickup services will continue at the Main Library. Items can be returned in the book drop located in front of the library or behind the Main Library on Martin Luther King Dr.

The Hinkston Branch is open Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Click to learn more. 

Before you visit

  • Masks are not required but highly suggested to enter the library and must be worn properly
  • Social distancing guidelines will be followed
  • WPL staff will be wearing masks and/or face shields
  • Plexiglass shields at public service desks and between computer stations
  • Increased cleanliness
    • Hand sanitizer stations readily available
    • Computers and other shared stations will be cleaned after each use.