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eReadIllinois / Axis 360 Training
The library is currently offering access to electronic resources exclusively through eReadIllinois/Axis 360. In order to facilitate the transition, the library will be offering training on eReadIllinois/Axis 360 on July 18 at 6:30 pm. Staff will go over the features of the product and assist patrons with accessing it on different devices.  To make the most of the class, if possible bring the device that you will be accessing the program with.

Please sign up in advance with your name and the type of device you will be using by calling the library at 847-432-5404 or sending an email to
Complimentary Ravinia Tickets Available
Thanks to the generosity of the Ravinia Words and Music Program the library has complimentary passes to various performances during the upcoming season.  The library has tickets for 7 performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and 11 performances by various artists at the Martin Theatre.  Tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis to Highwood residents.  To claim tickets residents must come to the library and present their library card.  To see a list of events click here .  Tickets are limited to one event per family.
JUNE 1 TO AUGUST 1, 2018

Town Hall Meeting with State Senator Morrison
Come to the library on Saturday, August 4 for a chance to meet with State Senator Julie Morrison.
From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. she will be available to meet and talk with voters and answer any questions they might have.
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.