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New Intergrated Library System Installation

The installation of the new integrated library system - Apollo from Biblionix - went as planned.  If you go to the library's catalog or connect to your account you will see a new interface for both features.  We are currently working with Biblionix to test and fine tune the new system so please be aware that some of the features shown might not work as advertised at this point.  If you should come across any problems or have any questions please send an email to or call the library at 847-432-5404.

We apologize for any inconveniences caused during the fine tuning process, but are excited about the new look and new features that will be available once the system is finalized.  Please check this website or contact the library to find out about the features as we are able to make them available.

YA Room Construction
Work has begun in the Young Adult Room of the library so this part of the library is currently not open to the public.  This does not mean that patrons cannot get materials from that area though.  If the items you are looking for are located in the YA Room please let the Circulation Desk staff know and they can either get the materials for you or bring you to the room so you can browse the stacks with the staff person present.  Either way we'll do our best to make sure you get the items you need.  Thanks for your patience during the construction.
East Building Renovation Update
Construction on the East Building is just about finished!  The plumbing fixtures have been installed and all that remains are some finishing touches to the ramp, the Young Adult area and some touch-up painting. 

We're planning on having an open house party to promote our new addition sometime soon so please keep chcking this website as we will post more information as we finalize the plans.. 

Thanks again for all your patience during this process.
Books for Sale - Help Support Our Library
Volume I and Volume II of the Highwood Highlife cookbook - for sale at the library. Our cookbooks are perfect for hostess, teacher, new bride gifts, or just a treat for yourself.  Cook up some new recipes from local chefs and residents of surrounding communities, who have contributed over 800 recipes.  Book covers feature local artist  Babe Galassini's whimsical and colorful oils of fruit and flora.
-   One book costs $15; Two books are $25..
Through the generous underwriting by US Bank, all proceeds benefit the library's resources and programming fund.