February Service Updates: What’s new?

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Is Black History Month

Celebrate Black History

Please plan to join us in celebrating our Black community this year! Our Black History Month celebrations kick off tonight with “Tell My Story” with Sylvia England. Throughout February, you’ll see a variety of book and media displays popping up around the library to celebrate Black history, culture, and individuals. We’re proud to offer a wide variety of programming for all ages, too. You can register for programs by visiting our online calendar at https://www.waukeganpl.org/calendar/ or call 847-623-2041.

The Main Library is open 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 for adults and teens. Other in-person services at the Main Library include paying fees and library card renewal. Appointments available for notary services. Study rooms available for reservations up to 2 hours. Teen Corner is open Monday -Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, a space reserved for teens.

ESL and literacy tutoring, Conversational ESL, Digital Literacy, Health Literacy and GED in Spanish are available as virtual programming. Curbside pickup services will continue at the Main Library. Items can be returned in the book drop located in front of the library or behind the Main Library on Martin Luther King Dr.

The Hinkston Branch is open Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Click to learn more. 

Before you visit

  • Masks are required to enter the library and must be worn properly
  • Social distancing guidelines will be followed
  • WPL staff will be wearing masks and/or face shields
  • Plexiglass shields at public service desks and between computer stations
  • Increased cleanliness
    • Hand sanitizer stations readily available
    • Computers and other shared stations will be cleaned after each use.