Lincolnwood Public Library

The Lincolnwood Public Library has been serving the community for nearly 30 years, and it now has a newly redesigned, more functional and more vibrant interior for residents to use and a new strategic plan to help guide its efforts on behalf of the community over the coming years.

The adult and children’s collections of over 55,000 materials (including large print books, magazines, DVDs and video cassettes, audio books, music CDs, CD-ROM learning games, puzzles and kits) reflect the diversity and varied interests of the community. Cooperative arrangements and resource sharing with other libraries offer residents access to the larger world of materials that are available beyond the library’s walls.

Library Cards
Lincolnwood residents can obtain a library card by visiting the library. A current picture ID and one other form of identification are needed to verify name and address.

Online Catalog
The Lincolnwood Library’s online catalog, iBistro (which also includes the holdings of 22 other area libraries), can be accessed both in the library and from home through iBistro is a web-based catalog that allows Lincolnwood patrons to look up books and other materials, place holds and renew items from any Internet terminal.

Computers in the library provide patrons with access to the Internet and other electronic resources. Work on the library’s floor plan reconfiguration and renovation project was recently completed. The library’s quiet room was converted into a public computer room for adults and high school students, and a new room for quiet study and reading was added.

Four computers are located in a redesigned and improved area for younger teens, and several new computer stations will be available in the Youth Services area for use by children and by parents or caregivers who need to be near their kids while visiting the library.

Library Website
The library’s website,, makes several of the library’s information resources available around the clock and from any Internet terminal. These resources include a host of newspaper and magazine articles, Encyclopedia Brittanica, book reviews and the library’s newest addition, Live Homework Help — through which students can interact with knowledgeable tutors. Patrons can connect to Live Homework Help through the Homework Help buttons on both the Kids Page and the Teen Zone Page of the website. Up-to-date information about the community, local legislators, the library and library programs and events, and the Friends of the Library can also be found on the website.

Programs for Adults
Lincolnwood Library offers regularly scheduled programs such as musical concerts, travel lectures, book reviews, health lectures, English as a second language and literacy classes. Pick up the library calendar, visit the website ( or call for more information — (847) 677-5277.

Programs for Youth
The Youth Services Department offers programs for various age groups. Playtime in the Library is directed towards infants, toddlers and preschoolers (accompanied by a parent/caregiver). Children graduate from Playtime to preschool storytime. School age children can select from book parties, craft activities, stamp and chess clubs, and the Mother-Daughter Book Club. Seasonal programs include Summer Reading, Arts and Crafts days and Movie Days. These activities are also featured during early release school days and holiday breaks. Special events include magic shows, puppets and theatrical productions. We also offer programs for younger teens, and our newly redesigned Teen Scene area offers them a special place in the library to study, read, use computers and interact with one another. Pick up the library calendar, visit the website ( or call for more information — (847) 677-5277.


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