Library News

ZB Library 2015 Community Survey
Participate in the library’s Strategic Planning process by answering a few short questions to help prioritize services and resources. Click here for information and a link to the survey.

2015 Summer Reading Competition
Summer Reading Clubs ended on Saturday, 8/8. Prizes must be claimed by 9/1. The winning school will be chosen by the Coalition for Healthy Communities Literacy Task Force and announced in September! Click here for online logs, progress reports, and more!

A library card is the coolest card – September is Library Card Sign-up Month!
Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Zion-Benton Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card. Read more….

Safety Training
Staff had a training day on Friday, 8/28, which included putting out fires!



Who Con
Don’t Blink or you will miss the Doctor Who Convention. Don’t forget your banana.
Saturday, 9/12 ● 1-3:30 PM ● Grades 5-Adults

National Coffee Day Tastingcoffee
Celebrate National Coffee Day with us and explore the history of coffee. Staff from Hansa Coffee Roasters will illustrate specialty brewing methods with a live demonstration.
Saturday, 9/26 ● 11:30 AM-1 PM ● Adults ● R-Required


Let ZB Library Come to You

If you can’t visit the library due to illness or disability, we’ll bring the library to you!
We also provide on-site services and presentations to your business or organization.
Contact Rosa Herrera at 847.872.4680, x113 or email

Something for Everyone

For Kids
From reading clubs to science programs, there is something sure to entertain and educate your youngster. Visit our ZB Kids Page for details on upcoming programs for preschoolers and students.

For Teens
You’ll have fun with cool programs just for ZB Teens in 5th through 12th grades. Discover new reads with the Hardcover Society (and Hardcover HIGH Society) and get free books. Visit our ZB Teens Page for more exciting events!

For Adults
Join the Casual Crafters and have fun while you work on projects, take a computer class, and research your family tree with free help. Visit our ZB Adults Page for programs, news and resources.

For Home School Families
Join other home school families at the monthly Home School Network meetings. Visit the Home School page for details.