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Coronavirus Information

Update 3-27-2020: While the library is closed until further notice, we are allowing Waukegan residents to register for temporary library cards. Please visit https://www.waukeganpl.org/temporary-library-card/ to get your card. Please continue to visit our website and our Facebook for updates. Aunque la biblioteca está cerrada hasta nuevo aviso, estamos permitiendo que los residentes de Waukegan se registren […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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#GivingTuesday 2019: Funding Gap

This #GivingTuesday, we’re focusing on our adult learning services: throughout the day on Tuesday, Dec. 3, we’ll be sharing stories from our learners, volunteers, and staff members to help you see the impact of this work on our community. But did you know that our tax levy does not fund the full cost of those […]

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#GivingTuesday 2019: Adult Literacy Classes

You might know that the Library offers free programs to help adult learners reach their goals, whatever they may be, through our dedicated education and literacy services department. Adult learners come to the Library to learn how to use a computer, how to find a job, how to access health care and live more healthfully, […]

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#GivingTuesday 2019: Literacy Changes Lives

This Thanksgiving week, we’re thinking about the many things we’re grateful for. At the top of our list? The daily transformations that occur thanks to our adult education and literacy classes. Throughout the holiday weekend and into next week, we’ll be sharing information about our adult learning services in support of our #GivingTuesday campaign! #GivingTuesday […]

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Seasons in the ELC

Earlier this month, we celebrated the grand reopening of the Early Learning Center’s brand-new theme, “Seasons!” With a wind tunnel, green screen, brand-new reading nook and more, the ELC is full of new activities and experiences for kids from birth through second grade to enjoy. The ELC is designed to be a place for parents […]

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Ray Bradbury Sculpture: We’re Under Construction!

We’re excited to share that construction will soon begin just outside of our main entrance…as we make way for a new sculpture of Ray Bradbury! For the past four years, active community arts leaders have campaigned and fundraised to install a new piece of public art in downtown Waukegan: Zachary Oxman’s Fantastical Traveler. The sculpture features […]

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Choose Your Own Tech Workshop

Sign up for a free class to build your digital skills! Workshops are available in English and Spanish in June and July, and classes will be held from 1:30 – 3:30 in the computer classroom, main floor. Spend a couple of hours at the Library this summer and leave with new skills you can use […]

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