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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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Library begins search for new executive director

Waukegan Public Library has begun the search for its new executive director, in anticipation of Richard Lee’s retirement in January, 2018. Lee has been executive director of the Library since 2003. Under his leadership, the Library repositioned itself as a leader in developing responsive, needs-based library services that expanded upon traditional offerings, including a full […]

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June 2017 at Waukegan Public Library

There’s always something exciting happening at Waukegan Public Library! Here’s what we’ve got in store for June! Special events in June 2017: June 2: Courtyard Concert: Sipos & Young Community members of all ages will enjoy the acoustic music of local band Sipos & Young at our first courtyard concert of the season! Lunches will […]

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Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced!

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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New Hours at the Branch

Waukegan Public Library announces new hours at its Hinkston Park Branch beginning May 1, 2017. The new hours will be: Monday – Thursday, 11am – 7pm Friday, 1 – 5pm Saturday & Sunday, closed Available services at the Branch will not be reduced, and patrons may continue to request items for pickup at the Branch, […]

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April at Waukegan Public Library

There’s always something exciting happening at Waukegan Public Library! Here’s what we’ve got in store for April! Special events in April 2017: April 5: Know Your Rights! Learn about immigrants’ rights in this informative workshop presented by HACES, on Wednesday, April 5, from 6:30 – 7:30pm in the Bradbury Room. April 5: A Picture is […]

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