Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Youth Summer Reading at the Library 2019

A Universe of Stories

Monday, June 10 - Friday, July 26, 2019
Youth Services

Blast off to the Elk Grove Village Public Library, launch into a good book, and let your imagination take flight! Youth Services will celebrate all things space with programs, games, and prizes. Details and complete schedule will be available in Youth Services.

Opening Day
Monday, June 10, 2019

Smarty in Space Program  11am  and 1:30pm  |  Large Meeting Room A/B/C

Rocket into space with Smarty Pants! Learn about the planets, rocket propulsion, and astronaut training during this entertaining show full of magic, comedy, and award-winning, eye-popping giant balloon props. We will even create a scale model of the solar system! NOTE: This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis at the Youth Reference Desk 30 minutes before the start of each show.

Tote Bag Giveaway
Youth Services will be giving out a special "A Universe of Stories" tote bag to everyone who registers for the Summer Reading Program on Opening Day. Come in the Library to sign up and pick out something to read.

Elk Grove Park District Prize Drawing
The Elk Grove Park District will be in our lobby from 9:30am to 4:30pm. If you are here during those hours, show them your reading program tote bag and they will enter you into a prize drawing. 

Story Trail
Weather permitting, spend some time outside on our Opening Day Story Trail. Follow the story pages and our book will lead you on a walk around the Library.

See our website for more details: http://www.egvpl.org/kids_reading_program.html


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Elk Grove Village Library Goes Fines Free this Summer

Have fines on your library card? Want to wipe them clean? Now you can because the Elk Grove Village Public Library is waiving fines this summer!

All you have to do is bring a liquid-type soap item to the library as a donation to the Elk Grove Village Food Pantry.

For every soap donation you make, we will waive $1 off of existing fines. Donations can include hand soaps, shampoo, dish soap, facial tissue, and paper towels.

Additionally, the library will waive $3 off of fines for every laundry detergent donation (up to $25 in existing fines). Sealed items only, please.


The program will start on June 1, 2019 and end on August 31, 2019.

Note: This program is available for all library card holders. Lost, damaged, and collection fees can not be waived.

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Fines Free Summer Program

In addition to the Wipe Your Fines Clean program, we're going completely fines free this summer from June 1 to August 31, 2019 to celebrate our 60th anniversary. Have a book that's overdue? No worries, no fines!

Note: This program is available for Elk Grove Village Public Library card holders, only. Cardholders from other libraries cannot participate in the Fines Free Summer program. Lost, damaged, and collection fees can not be waived.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Memorial Day Hours and Parking Lot Repairs

Library Hours for Memorial Day
The Library will be closed all day on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. No library materials will be due during this time. We will reopen to regular hours on Tuesday, May 28 at 9am - 10pm.

Parking Lot Closure and Repairs
In addition, the parking lots at the Elk Grove Village Public Library will be under repair over the Memorial Day weekend, subject to weather conditions. All parking lots will be closed off at 6 pm on Saturday, May 25, and will not be available until the Library opens at 9am on Tuesday, May 28. Please do not park in or pass through the lots during this time.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Library Launches Community Survey

Elk Grove Village Library Community Survey

We want to hear from you!
Help us plan your Library's future.

We at the Elk Grove Village Public Library strive to improve our resources and services, as well as understand and foster the needs and motivations of our community. In order to effectively achieve this, we need your help.

Take our 10-minute survey and let us know what resources and services are the most valuable to you and the community. Paper copies of the survey are also available at the Library.

The survey will be open until Sunday, June 16, 2019. Taking the survey is free, confidential, and it may win you some great prizes!

Thank you in advance for taking the time to fill out our community survey. We really appreciate it. For any questions, please contact Debra Nelson, Library Director at (847) 725-2178 or dnelson@egvpl.org.