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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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February at Waukegan Public Library

There’s always something exciting happening at Waukegan Public Library! Check out what we’ve got in store for February! There are just three weeks left in our Winter Reading Program, Explore A Good Book. You’ll be able to complete a raffle entry for every book you read! Sign up at the Reference desk. For adults and […]

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Black History Month: Special Programming at WPL!

We’re excited to celebrate Black History Month with several special programs for all ages! Learn all about African-American contributions to history, add your own square to our freedom quilt, and more! Click on the program titles to learn more or register. For All Ages: Celebrating Amazing African-American Contributions Saturday, February 4, 2:00 – 3:30pm, Bradbury […]

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Giving Tuesday: Thank you!

On behalf of Waukegan Public Library staff, thank you! Each year, our staff hold a fundraising drive to raise money for our own organization, because we all believe in our mission: to provide the path to empower and support learning and discovery. Every dollar raised for our Foundation will be used to support our classes, […]

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