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Join Our Team: We have an opening for a part-time  Security Monitor, who would be responsible for enforcing library policies to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors. The ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise good judgment, keep calm when confronted and enforce rules fairly. Click here for details.

Coming Soon: The online catalog we currently use is provided by a third-party called BiblioCommons. We are moving from this third-party to the company which provides the software for our materials database called Enterprise. Click here for details.

Featured Programs

Zion Community of Character Walk: Join us on Thursday, 9/11 at 6:00 p.m. This is a night to demonstrate the type of community we want Zion to be; a night to celebrate all the good things happening in Zion; and a night to meet neighbors and make new friends with other people who are also working to make Zion a better place. We will be meeting at the Zion Park District Band Shell. We will then walk west to the Zion Police Department. The walk is FREE. There will be several events at the Zion Police Department, including an outdoor Movie – Frozen (after the walk); a Blood Drive (all day); and a  Food Drive (please bring one non-perishable food item for the Northern Illinois Food Bank)to be collected at the Zion Park District Band Shell and the Zion Police Department.

National Voter Registration Day: Celebrate National Voter Registration Day by registering to vote at the library! On Tuesday, 9/23, we’ll have voter registrars on hand and light refreshments from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. If you can’t make it on the 23rd, you can register to vote any time the library is open in accordance with the Lake County Clerk’s calendar. Click here for details.

Secretary of State Mobile Event: Get your driver’s license or state ID updated or renewed, purchase vehicle stickers, sign up for the organ donation registry, and more on Tuesday, 10/21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Super Seniors is a convenient and voluntary program for driver’s license renewal, which includes Rules of the Road classroom instruction and a vision-screening exam. The Rules of the Road review will be held at 9:30 a.m. Click here for details.

Sugar Skulls: Volunteers of the Academia Cultural Xilotl will be conducting a “Calaveritas de Azúcar” decoration workshop as well as educating you on the traditional Hispanic celebration, Day of the Dead. Everyone is invited to come learn more about Day of the Dead and decorate their own candy skull. There will also be storytelling and face painting! Everyone is welcome on Saturday, 10/25 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Registration is recommended. 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. 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, 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.