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Library Strategic Plan
The Board of Trustees, with help from the City of Highwood, commissioned a three year strategic plan for the library.  The final plan was adopted at the October board meeting and can be read here.
College Preparation Resources Available
The library has current college prep and standardized testing resources available - ask a librarian.  Here are links to average student debt at colleges nationwide, and options for college financial aid.
K9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore
Register your child to read to a trained therapy dog team at Highwood Public Library to reinforce a positive, non-judgmental reading experience. Reading can be more fun when reading to a dog!
Program dates are the 2nd Tuesday of the month (10/9, 11/13, 12/11)
4:15pm - 5:15pm (four, 15 minute time slots)
Children, Grades 1-5
Registration is required, either in person at Highwood Public Library or phone (847)432-5404, or

Reserve New Meeting Room
The new Meeting Room is currently available for reservations.  If you are interested in reserving the room, please review our meeting room policy,  fill out the reservation form and return it to the  circulation desk.  The Library Director will then contact you about your reservation.

​To see what equipment is available with the meeting room please check out the Meeting Room Equipment list.

​If you have any questions please call the library at 847-432-5404.  
Text Message Notifications Now Available
Text message notifications are now an option through the library's newly installed integrated library system.  Llbrary patrons now have the option to be notified of items due, items overdue or reserved item availability by text to their cell phone.

To take advantage of these options you will need to set up the options in your account.  From the library's homepage go to the online catalog.  Once there log in to your account by entering your information in the upper right hand corner of the page.  Then choose the "Account Info" option to add your cell phone number if it is not already listed. Once it is added, click on the "Notifications" option and use the drop down menus to choose how you wish to be notified for the following: items overdue; 3 day notice before items are due;reserve availability; and if you wish to receive an email checkout receipt.

If you have any questions or problems you can contact the library at 847-432-5404.
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.