Over the past year and a half your Library staff has adjusted services and spaces many times to continue to provide the community with the highest quality library services and resources. This fall, we're happy to be giving our beautiful Foyer some care and attention! As the first space you experi...Read More
Thank you for your interest in donating used books to the Friends. The Friends are currently not accepting donations. Please do not leave donations on the Library back dock or put them in the book returns as they will be discarded. You can hold onto the books you want to donate to the Friends until ...Read More
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Lake Forest Library
360 E Deerpath Rd
Lake Forest IL 60045
www.lakeforestlibrary.org Contact Joy Schmoll
Head of Communications
10/1/2021 update Thank you to everyone who entered! Throughout Library Card Sign-up Month in September, we were happy to connect with all the existing card holders and welcome all the new library card holders. The savings you shared shows that using Lake Forest Library is a great return on your inv...Read More
Need some new material to keep your summer reading going through fall? Biographies are a window into lives we otherwise would never have the joy of learning about. The stories and life lessons of others can help us gain experience and perspective and improve our decision making. Travel through the U.S., Iraq, Paris, Hollywood, or Bolivia in these twelve biographies.Read More
Lake Forest Library Board approves prioritizing the dome and rotunda as a first step of the Capital Improvement Project
As a first step of the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) to enhance and revitalize Lake Forest Library, on August 10 the Library Board approved prioritizing repair and restoration work on the dome and interior rotunda, and appointed the Library Board Building Committee to investigate next steps and solicit feedback and recommendations from the City of Lake Forest, qualified experts, Lake Forest Library patrons, and community organizations at future dates to be determined.Read More
Dear Book Sale Volunteers and Friends of Lake Forest Library Members:
SAVE THE DATE
2021 Friends of Lake Forest Library Book Sale
September 16–19 If you have volunteered at previous sales, Thank You! If this is your first sale, Welcome! You make the sale a success. We hope you vo...
Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Celebrated in the month of June, Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a six-day stretch of protests in which LGBTQ+ activists fought back against a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in New York City. It was a major protest against anti-LGBTQ+ la...Read More
If you haven't already been visiting the Library again in person, now is a great time to return with more open hours and restored services! Hours restored Monday–Thursday 9:00 am–9:00 pm Friday 9:00 am–6:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am–5:00 pm Services restored Increased buildin...Read More
We're enjoying seeing everyone who is visiting the Lake Forest Station Pop-Up, and will continue to sell used books, games, and puzzles there on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through June 19. We have more exciting news. Normally at this time of year the Friends are holding their Children's Bo...Read More
During the month the May, the National Alliance on Mental Illness observes Mental Health Awareness Month. NAMI is the nation's largest mental health care organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI is an alliance of more than 600 local a...Read More
June 1–August 31, 2021 Join your family, friends, and neighbors to discover all the ways that Reading Colors Your World. Complete a variety of bingo challenges designed to get you out of your "reading comfort zone." Experience colorful vistas, faces, ideas, flavors, cultures, lifestyles, and view...Read More
Visit the Friends and purchase gently used books, puzzles, and games at the Lake Forest Station Pop-Up Shop in the east train station building just to the west of the tracks.
Buy books and more!
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
11:00 am–5:00 pm
April 29–June 19 Donate books! ...