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September Service Updates: What’s new?

 Wednesday, September 1, is Library Card Sign Up Month! What’s In your wallet?    A library card gives you access to books, movies, music, museum passes, computers, classes/programs and more.  All for free! Stop by the library and get your card today.  Stop in, bring an ID and proof of residency. Have a card that you […]

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Introducing Explora

Explore. Excite. Excel. WPL is excited to introduce a new online resource – Explora! Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Available on library computers and from mobile devices. Explora offers: Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results, including magazine and journal articles, primary source documents, newspaper […]

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Drip and Culture: Support Your Library

Caffeine, Culture, and Community! The Waukegan Public Library Foundation is excited to announce the launch of its fundraising partnership with local coffeeshop, Drip and Culture! Nydia Gonzalez Carson, Waukegan artist and co-founder of Drip and Culture, wants you to know that “Libraries are dope!” She has created custom stickers, t-shirts, mugs and tote bags and […]

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Colorful Adult Art Contest

Put your artistic skills to the test and earn the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! Submit your work of art in your preferred medium (paint, pastel, colored pencil, etc.) on a piece of 8.5 x 11 paper or a canvas of roughly the same size. Feel free to express your artistic style […]

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Free Summer Lunches for Kids and Teens!

The library will once again be offering free grab and go lunches for kids and teens. We know that summer break can be challenging for families in our community, and we want to help increase access to healthy lunches for children and teens in Waukegan. How it works Starting June 14, parents and/or children can […]

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June Updates: Main Library Expansion of Services

Starting Tuesday, June 1, onsite visits will be expanded to 90 minutes.  The Main Library is open for walk-in services 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 (80 minute maximum per session).  Other in-person services at […]

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Hinkston Park Branch Reopening

Update 07-01-2021: Starting July 1, there will be no time limits for visits to the library. Starting Tuesday, June 1, the Hinkston Branch will be open for walk-in services.  Browse a highly curated collection of popular materials that change on a regular basis, including fiction and nonfiction books, large print materials, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, […]

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Starting May 1: Onsite visits expanded to 1-hour

Starting Saturday, May 1, 2021, onsite visits will be expanded to 1-hour.  All kiosk services are available Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Kiosk services available at the Main Library include express computer use, printing, scanning, and faxing.  Other in-person services at the Main […]

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Free Computer Workshops

Every Tuesday starting April 20 through May 25.  Free computer workshops available in English and Spanish. From learning how to use the mouse and keyboard to how to navigate the web and fill out forms online. Want to learn to use Zoom for a family get together? Want to learn how to fill out forms […]

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