Library News


Summer Programs are Online!
Our Summer newsletter will be making its way to Lake Bluff homes around June 1, but did you know that you can also look at it online? The digital copy of the newsletter has been posted here. You can also find a full listing of our Summer programs on the Adult, Teen, and Children's pages. We have a lot of new and exciting programs planned for this summer, so you'll definitely want to see the newsletter as soon as possible! Questions about programs or registration? Give us a call and we'll be happy to assist you.


Friends of the Lake Bluff Library Book Drive
Thank you Lake Bluff! Thanks to you the Friends of the Lake Bluff Library Book Drive was a great success. This year we collected over 3,500 books! That's even more than we did last year. Donated materials will be sent to Better World Books, an online bookseller that donates a portion of each sale to high-impact literacy projects and the Lake Bluff Library.

Pictured are just some of the 3,500 books we collected this year!
Fine Notice Change
We recently made some changes to our fine notification system. Our most recent batch of fine notices included an error which indicated that the notice was for items still checked out and not for overdue fines. We have since fixed the problem. If you have any questions about a notice you have received, do not hesitate to give us a call!

New Database: Lynda.com
We have a new database! Lynda.com is an online learning tool for software, business, technology, software, and creative skills. Learn how to use Excel, master Photoshop, or even pick up some new tricks for your iPhone. The possibilities are unlimited! To get started, click here and enter your library card number and PIN. Please note that you must have a Lake Bluff Library card in order to use Lynda.com either at the library or at home.

Triumphant Story of Forgiveness
Monday, June 8 at 7:00pm
Karen Kaplan tells the story of her father, Arie Kaplan, who after surviving the Holocaust in the forests of Eastern Europe, limped through the rest of his life by lying, cheating, abusing his family and never letting go of his rage. Years later, as her father lay on his deathbed, Ms. Kaplan realized that she was consumed with a similar feeling of rage. In sharing her story, Karen Kaplan struggles to do the most challenging thing she's ever done: forgive her father and let go of a legacy of bitterness and fear.

Trivia Night @ the Lake Bluff Brewing Company
Monday, June 15 at 7:00pm
Registration Required. Please call the library to register.
Do you know the specific heat of water? Can you recite the entire theme song for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Then gather your friends and join us for a night of lively competition! We will be hosting our first Trivia Night at the Lake Bluff Brewing Company so register your team of up to 5 people and get your thinking caps ready.

All participants must be 21 and older.

Teen Photo Contest
Monday, June 8 through Saturday, June 27
Capture the essence of summer and show off your photography skills in our Teen Summer Reading Photo Contest! The theme is “Super Summer.” Submit your photo (only one per entrant) to the library’s Teen Facebook Page for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble.


Chris McBrien Returns--Super Kids and the Hall of Reading
Saturday, June 6 at 11:00am
Kids, discover your super powers at the library! There will be feats of strength, comedy, ventriloquism, magic and FUN for the whole family! Don’t miss this exciting, interactive program!
New interlibrary loan forms!
Our new interlibrary loan forms are up and running. These new forms have better integration with your online account. Click here for instructions on how to use our interlibrary loan service.


Our new calendar is live!
Our new calendar includes a lot of exciting new features, including email reminders and integration with your online account! Click here for instructions on how to register for programs.


The Health Insurance Marketplace
Visit our Affordable Care Act information page for resources on purchasing health insurance and finding more information from official sources. Please be aware that insurance is only purchased through offical Marketplace sites and not through the library information page.