Library News

Warm Up America Quilts on Display!
Did you see the article on the quilts in the new Lake Forest Leader? You can see it online here

The quilts assembled for the library's recent Warm Up America! program are now on display in the library. Be sure to look up as you enter the building to see the wonderful quilts created by our amazing volunteers. These quilts will be collected by the Mother's Trust Foundation, who will distribute them to children in need in Lake County. Many thanks to all who lent their hands and needles to this project!

Kiss Me, I'm Irish!
Monday, March 16 at 7:00pm
Delight in classic Celtic tunes sung by Heather Braoudakis. Get a start on celebrating St. Patrick's Day with "Danny Boy" and "It's a Great Day for the Irish!"

Friends of the Lake Bluff Library Book Drive
Saturday, May 16 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
The Friends of the Lake Bluff Library Book Drive is back just in time for spring cleaning! Bring your old books and textbooks* to the library’s Spruth Room on Saturday, May 16 between 10:00am and 4:00pm. The west side door will be open to take your donations. We’ll have tax letters available if you’d like a record of your donation. 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. If you would like to volunteer during this event, please email Linda Schwartz at

Pictured on the left are just some of the 3,300 books we collected last year!

* Books and textbooks only, please. We cannot accept encyclopedias or other reference materials. We cannot accept donations with mold, mildew, dirt, water damage, or other excessive damage.

Saturday, March 7
10:00-11:00: ages 6-8
11:15-12:15: ages 9-12
Registration Required
Come and build awesome robotic LEGO creations! From dancing birds to snapping crocodiles children ranging in ages from six to twelve will be able to build robotic LEGO projects with the assistance of C&A Robot Factory.
Register to Attend -- Call or Visit the Children's Department
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Bluff Public Library

Teen Knitting
Thursdays, February 26, March 19, April 30, and May 28 at 7:30 pm
Teens, if you have an interest in knitting or crochet, join us once a month to stitch and chat! Eliza can teach you the basics, help you master new techniques, or even troubleshoot problems you might be having! Beginners are welcome in this relaxed, informal group.

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.

Improved Text Notifications
Have you heard about our new and improved text message notifications? You can now receive text message notifications in addition to your phone or email notifications. Best of all: you can also renew your items via text! This is an opt-in service, so if you were already signed up for text message notifications, you are not automatically signed up for the upgrade notifications. For instructions on opting in, please click here.
Create a Username for Your Online Account! Tired of typing in your library card number to log in to your online account? We are pleased to report that there is now an easier solution! You can now set up a username for your online account. Click here to view a handout with instructions on setting up your username. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or visit 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.