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IL Secretary of State Jesse White visits WPL!

We were so excited to welcome Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to Waukegan on Thursday, November 15 for a celebration of reading. Kids had the opportunity to meet White and Mayor Cunningham, ask questions, and receive books from the Illinois Literacy Foundation. During the event, families learned about the importance of reading together and […]

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Giving Tuesday: Spotlight on YA Services

Some of the most exciting additions to our services over the past fiscal year have been targeted to young adults in high school and early adulthood. In 2018, we’ve not only increased the type and number of programs created for young adults, but created a new space just for them on our main floor! In […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

We’re excited to announce our lineup of programs in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month! Highlights of the Library-wide series include a concert from the talented Mariachi Estrellas from Waukegan Public Schools, a culinary trip to Puerto Rico with our 6th-8th grade cooking club, a dance performance, and more.  Some programs require registration – please see […]

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Coming soon: a new YA space!

Over the summer, we’ll be making some exciting changes to The Corner, our Young Adult space on the main floor. The upgrades will create a fun, new home for our YA services –  including programming and some of our YA materials. These changes will align the space with best practices to support and mentor teens […]

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Open House at the Branch

Join us on Tuesday, May 8, for an open house at our branch at the Hinkston Park Fieldhouse! Thanks to a generous anonymous sponsor, we’ve been able to make some exciting changes to the services and resources available at our branch. Please stop by to see the changes (and pick up a treat or two) […]

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Summer 2018 Concert Schedule

Waukegan Public Library is excited to announce the lineup for its annual summer concert series! Concerts are held every Friday in June, July, and August, from noon until one p.m. in the Library’s front courtyard. In the event of rain, concerts move indoors to the Bradbury Room on the lower level. This year’s concert lineup […]

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WPL Announces New Director: Selina Gomez-Beloz!

The Waukegan Public Library Board of Trustees has selected a new executive director, Selina Gomez-Beloz, to lead the Library following the retirement of longtime executive director, Richard Lee. Gomez-Beloz has over 20 years’ experience working in a variety of library settings, including her current role as director at Crown Point Community Library in Indiana, which […]

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Black History Month at WPL!

We’re excited to celebrate Black History Month at the Library this year with a variety of special programs for you (and your family) to enjoy. You can read about what we’ve got planned in this article from the News-Sun. Check out the full listing of programs below, and click the links to register. Please note […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

On January 15, WPL will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with several programs for all ages! Check out our events feed on Facebook for up-to-date information, and feel free to share the poster in the sidebar to help spread the word. In 2018, the Library’s annual service project will benefit Color a Smile, a […]

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