The Ray Bradbury Story Hour
Every month on the last Wednesday at 5:30, we will read a Bradbury story and discuss. When possible, we will have on hand various ephemera related to the work – comic book adaptations, first editions, we might even occasionally watch a screen treatment of some of the stories. To get a copy of the story, […]
January Service Updates: What’s new?
Sunday, January 1, 2023, New Year, New Hours! To empower and support learning and discovery! New Year, New Hours! Starting today Tuesday, January 3, Library hours will be Monday -Thursday 10 am-8 pm, Friday 10 am-6 pm, and Saturday/Sunday 1-5 pm. We’re adding some fun programs at the Hinkston Park Branch, but hours will remain […]
New Database: Chicago Tribune
The Waukegan Public Library is happy to announce we now offer access to full text Chicago Tribune articles from 1985 to the present. We also offer full text articles and full-page scans of the original newspaper from 1849-2012. You just need a Waukegan library card number and a pin number to access the resource outside […]
Free lunches at the library for kids & teens this summer!
This summer, we’re excited to offer a daily (Monday – Friday) free lunch at the library for children 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 The library is […]
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 […]
Wi-Fi Hotspots Available for Check Out!
Get Connected Use it to connect a laptop, smartphone, tablet or smart TV to the internet. The hotspot is portable, so you can connect your device anywehere you go- at home, on the bus, or even in the park! Ask at the desk to check out one today or place a hold to get the […]
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 […]
Update 08-03-2020: Starting Monday, August 3, Curbside Pickup will be available Monday – Friday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. By appointment only. Items may be returned Monday – Friday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in the book drop located on Martin Luther King Dr. behind the Main Library. To get started, visit waukeganpl.org […]
New: Northstar Digital Literacy Certificates
The Library is proud to offer an exciting new opportunity for our community: Northstar Digital Literacy Certificates! With this program, you’ll be able to earn a certificate recognizing your computer skills. Northstar Digital Literacy is a national program which certifies an adult’s ability to use computers and software. While anyone can try a Northstar assessment […]
Black History Month
Please plan to join us in celebrating our Black community this year! Our Black History Month celebrations kick off in January with library-wide service projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout January and February, you’ll see a variety of book and media displays popping up around the Library to celebrate Black history, […]