Request Display Space

Thank you for your interest in using display space at Lake Forest Library. Please review the Library procedures for using display areas and then complete and submit the application on this page. If you have any questions, email us at

Please review the Display Schedule on this page when making your request.

Display Space schedule


2020 MonthWest display case in FoyerEast display case in FoyerAbove bookcases in Fine Arts Room
JanuaryMandy Russell: Small PrintsMandy Russell: Small Prints
FebruaryLeague of Women VotersLeague of Women Voters
MarchDeep Freeze ReadDeep Freeze ReadWoodlands/LFA Show
AprilStained glass mosaics and oil paintingStained glass mosaics and oil paintingStained glass mosaics and oil painting
MayLFHS Art ShowLFHS Art ShowApril 27–May 15
JuneSusan Anne Russell: Waterfall/Landscape oil paintingsSusan Anne Russell: Waterfall/Landscape oil paintingsSusan Anne Russell: Waterfall/Landscape oil paintings
JulyArtwork by Sara Cappeller
AugustEllen Anderson ArtsEllen Anderson ArtsEllen Anderson Arts
SeptemberLake Forest Reads: RagdaleLake Forest Reads: Ragdale
OctoberLake Forest Reads: RagdaleLake Forest Reads: Ragdale
NovemberWWII MemorabiliaWWII Memorabilia

Use of display areas

Display and exhibit facilities are to be used to further the mission of the Library.

A lobby bulletin board is available for announcements by non-profit organizations of civic, cultural, or educational events. Posters submitted to the Communications Department will be displayed on a “first‑come, first-served” basis.

No organization or individual shall be permitted to place in the Library any receptacle that solicits monetary donations, nor shall any poster or display be permitted which advocates or solicits consideration of any product, service, or item sold by any commercial or charitable enterprise; however, posters announcing bazaars or programs may be displayed provided there is room for such displays and they are of reasonable size. Such displays shall be on a “first-come, first-served” basis as noted above.

The glass-enclosed display cases are available to the public for the display or exhibit of materials of community interest. 

In order to guarantee equal opportunity for all members of the community, no individual or organization may use the exhibit cases more than once per calendar year. Art exhibits which include saleable items are permissible, providing no price tag is affixed to any work.

The use, by individuals or organizations, of the Library’s facilities for displays and/or exhibits, other than those which pertain to the Library, is not a right but a privilege which is subject to review by the Board of Trustees.

The Library Director approves exhibits and displays subject to the following conditions:

  • No poster, display, exhibit, pamphlet, brochure, leaflet, or booklet shall be exhibited, displayed, or placed in the Library for distribution without the permission of the Library Director.
  • No organization or individual shall be permitted to display or exhibit any materials, leaflets, or posters which advocate the election or defeat of a candidate for public office, or which advocate an affirmative or negative vote for or against any proposition, whether political or otherwise.
  • The Library is not responsible for any damage to or loss of exhibited or displayed materials.