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Join Our Team! We currently have a position open for a part-time Security Monitor. Click here for details.

National Library Week: Celebrate National Library Week and see how libraries change lives. Check out an item between 4/13 and 4/19 to get a free magnet! While supplies last.

NannNann’s Retirement Celebration: After eleven years of serving our library and our community, Director Nann Blaine Hilyard is retiring. Nann has spent 39 years working in libraries and has lived in several states throughout her career. Everyone is welcome to join us to celebrate Nann’s retirement on Thursday, 5/1 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Tax Forms: Popular Federal, Illinois and Wisconsin forms and instruction booklets are available for free through April 2014. Reproducible forms are available to copy for 15¢ per page/side.

Children’s Book Week Bookmark Contest 2014: Celebrate Children’s Book Week (May 12 – 18, 2014) by designing a bookmark promoting the library’s summer reading club theme, “PAWS to Read.” Instructions and a template are available starting Monday, 4/14 at the Youth Services desk for K-8th grades.  First place winners in each age category (K-2, 3-5 and 6-8) will receive $20 cash and the grand prize winning bookmark will be distributed in the 3 school districts and at the library.  Bookmarks must be turned in by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014.

Featured Programs

Find Your Past: Angela Westphal, our local history and genealogy expert will answer questions about your family history or local history.  Bring your questions and get personal research help on Saturday, 4/19 from 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. in the Genealogy room.  If you can’t make it to the library, contact Angela.

Superhero Party: Calling all superheroes–We need YOU to protect our library! Test your powers and strength with activities and crafts on Saturday, 4/26 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. For all ages.

It’s a Fish Fry: Preschoolers up to age six and their parents are invited to a picnic in our fish bowl! Dress up as a fish, if you wish. We’ll have games and a story–you bring your lunch or snack, and we’ll provide drinks! Saturday, 5/3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call 847.872.4680, ext. 5 or click here to register.

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. Celebrate Teen Tech Month with #makerbee projects. Visit our ZB Teens site for more exciting events!

For Adults: Join the Casual Crafters and have fun while you work on projects, take a computer class, test your knowledge with monthly trivia 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.