The Youth Services Department of the Zion-Benton Public Library District seeks an energetic individual with a passion for libraries, literacy, children and families. Applicants must pride themselves on connecting with people at all skill levels in a highly diverse community to promote a love of reading and learning. For the complete job description, visit



Please join us for an informational FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY meeting. More information on the ZB Library Friends group can be found here:


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Access the new library catalog here:
Make sure to update any bookmarks you may have. Please call 847-872-4680 if you need any assistance. 

eContent Update

Our Consortium is working very hard on integrating our digital collections into the catalog. This process will take some time to complete.
What this means is that records from our digital collections are being added daily. If you are searching for downloadable content (eBooks, eAudiobooks, or eMagazines), you will not see all of our holdings in the search until the project is complete.
What we recommend is that you visit each one of our digital collections directly to  browse, checkout, and download the desired content at this time.

2018 Bookmark Contest Winners


Congratulations to the Grand Prize Winner: Rea, Grade 7, Beach Park Middle School. Her bookmark will be printed and distributed at the library and among all the schools within the Zion-Benton Public Library District. That means that her winning design will be available at every school in Zion, Beach Park, and Winthrop Harbor! Way to go, Rea!

View Rea’s design here

Learning-Gym-SquareLEARNING GYM

Please join  us as we offer a new educational program to help Zion’s adults develop basic literacy and numeracy skills.  

 This new Learning Gym program is 100% FREE to the public and will take place each Thursday morning at the Zion-Benton Public Library, Meeting Room A from
Thursday, April 5th through Thursday, September 27th for a 6-month pilot program.

This is not a “class,” but instead directs program participants to complete specific “modules” individually with the assistance of volunteer tutors, provided by the Waukegan Public Library.


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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: Programs in The Sandbox are for teens in grades 6-12, but some programs are open to kids in grade 5 and others are even open to adults! Visit the ZB Teens Page for all activities.

For Adults: Visit our ZB Adults Page or any of the following pages for programs, news and resources: Book Clubs | History and Genealogy | Technology Training

En Español: Visite nuestra pagina En Español para informacion sobre la bibliotecha, programs, y informes en español.