Visit us at the County Fair!


Saturday, July 26 between 10:00-4:00 PM
Stop by the Lake County Fair this summer and visit our booth! Local area libraries will have goodies, games, and free takeaways. Lake Bluff Library will be at the fair on Saturday, July 26 from 10am to 4pm, but you can visit the booth any time between Wednesday, July 23 and Sunday, July 27! Visit the official website for more information.


New Digital Services!

EBSCO Databases!
We just added over 20 new EBSCO databases to our digital resources page! New additions include Consumer Reports, Consumer Health Complete, Academic Search Premier, Auto Repair Reference Center, Searchasaurus, Middle Search Plus, and more! Head on over to our Digital Resources page to take a look.




Other Library News

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Date Changed to Tuesday, August 19 at 7:00pm
The Board of Library Trustees has changed the date of their regular monthly meetings. Click here for more information.
Patron Satisfaction Survey Results
From December 5, 2013 to February 7, 2014 the Lake Bluff Public Library collected survey information from our patrons. The Library has already begun using that feedback to improve how we serve the community. Click here to read the Survey results and click here to read about some of the actions we have already taken. You can also find this information on the For Your Information page.
Sierra Upgrade
We are happy to report that the library has completed the upgrade to Sierra, our new Integrated Library System. The library staff would like to extend their appreciation and thanks for your cooperation during the final stages of our migration.

The bulk of the upgrade has been completed, but library staff continues to work on configuring the new system. At present, there are a few things to be aware of:

  • * Interlibrary Loan: ILL will be changing soon. Please continue to use the existing webforms to place your requests.
  • * Credit Card Payments: Our new software vendor is working on setting up online credit card payments. We expect to have functionality restored soon.
  • * Text message notifications: There has been a slight delay in implementing our SMS messaging suite. If you have signed up for text notifications, you may have missed a notification during the initial implementation. Text notifications are currently working, but they are not optimized for mobile delivery right now. This will change shortly.
  • * Tutorials: We are working on creating guides for using our new catalog. They will be available on the website and at the library very soon, so keep checking back!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for assistance.

Help Us Test Our New Website!
The library is looking for a few volunteers* to help us test our new website. If you are interested in helping us, send your contact information to circdesk@lakeblufflibrary.org!*Not all volunteers will be selected for testing.


Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Tuesday, August 5 at 1:30 PM
Register to Attend
The most common symptom of Alzheimer's Disease is memory loss. Memory loss can present in many different ways, including forgetting recently learned information, forgetting important dates or events, asking for the same information over and over, and an increasing reliance on memory aids or family members. Early detection gives a person a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies, and plan for the future. Lauren Levin, an Outreach Manager for the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, will separate myth from reality and address commonly held fears about Alzheimer's in America


Teen Book Discussion and Author Meet Up
All discussions are on Saturdays at 2:00 PM
Join Ms. Eliza at the Starbucks on Waukegan Road in Lake Bluff.

Saturday, August 2: Shadow and Bone by Leah Bardugo

Copies of the books will be available at the circulation desk.

Bridge for Tweens and Teens
Tuesdays, June 10 through July 22 at 4:00 PM
Registration Required
Local resident and bridge enthusiast, Ms. Butzlaff, will show tweens and teens (children going into middle school and older) how to play this fascinating game. Join her and learn this card game that will build your math skills and bring you a lifetime of entertainment.
Video Games in the Afternoon
Thursdays, August 7 through August 28 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Children in grades 3 through 8 can join us for a different video game every Thursday afternoon in August. Bring a friend and play video games at the library.


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.