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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Foodie Fall Fest at Elk Grove Village Public Library

Calling all Foodies! Come out and join us at our first Foodie Fall Fest! We'll have an assortment of food trucks to delight your palate, family-friendly activities, photo-ops, the Bears game broadcasting on the big screen in the Lee Maternowski Room, and more. Takes place outside in the Library's parking lot. Free event for all ages and families.


  • Food trucks
  • Photo ops
  • Friends of the Library used book sale
  • Airbrush artist
  • Caricature artist
Broadcast of the Bears game


Live music by Fruteland Jackson

Almost Home Foundation Dog adoption

Chezaday Magic Show


Friday, September 1, 2023

Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month at the Elk Grove Village Library

Hats Off to Reading: Library Card Sign-Up Month 2023

Hats Off to Reading ... it's National Library Card Sign-Up month!

We're celebrating the occasion all September long with drop-in activities for all ages, crafts, giveaways, and prizes.

Stop by the Circulation Services Desk during regular hours to register for or renew your Library card and play PLINKO to win prizes, including a $50 Amazon gift card. The Library will choose one random winner of the gift card on October 1, 2023.

Then, stop by Youth Services where we're all about hats. Visit the Youth Reference Desk and show us your Library card to receive a special bookmark featuring Bear, the star of Jon Klassen's book "I Want My Hat Back". Be sure to also try out our drop-in, hat-themed activities for families and children of all ages:

"Hat" and Seek Scavenger Hunt
September 1 - 12

"Whose Hat is This?" Seek and Find Game
September 19 - 30

Hat-themed crafts and color (while supplies last)
September 1 - 30

Hats off to reading! 🙌

Monday, July 10, 2023

Play Picnic Party at the Elk Grove Village Library on July 16


Sunday, July 16at 12pm - 4pm | Indoors and outdoors | All ages

Come play, picnic, and party with the Elk Grove Village Library!

Enjoy a fun-filled day with free activities for the whole family at this special event co-hosted by the Village, Park District, and the Library. Rock out to the groovy 70s music of Strung Out at 2pm, create fun DIY crafts for all ages, conduct a science experiment for kids, play a game of BINGO at 1pm and 2pm in the Large Meeting Room, check out the Friends of the Library tent for a DVD sale, and visit the Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove at their information booth.

We'll also have delicious funnel cakes, ice cream, and fried Oreos catered by My Funnel Truck. All menu items are $3 each. Cash only, but credit cards are accepted on orders over $10. Cotton candy will also be available for purchase table for $1 (cash only) and cold bottled water will be available for free at the Friends of the Library's tent.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

For a complete list of activities, food and drink, live entertainment, and more, visit the Play Picnic Party website.

Friday, June 30, 2023

Elk Grove Village Library Closing Early for 2023 Summer Concerts


Due to the Village's Mid-Summer Classic Concert Series, the Library will close early at 5pm on the following dates in 2023:

  • Tuesday, July 11
  • Tuesday, July 25
  • Tuesday, August 1


The Library's Wellington Avenue entrance by the clock tower and along the Village Green will close at 2pm. Vehicles may remain parked in the entrance lot after 2pm, but must exit through the shopping center (Elk Grove Town Center) by the fountain (Fountain Square Park).

Both the Library's front entrance and back/south parking lots will close at 5pm. All vehicles must be removed before 5pm. Again, please exit through the shopping center. The Library's parking lot is accessible after 5pm only for handicapped parking during the concerts.

Can't find a spot during library hours? Additional parking is available across the street at the Pavilion and in the old Dominick's parking lot. The Library's back lot is accessible through the shopping center (Elk Grove Town Center) by the fountain (Fountain Square Park).

As a courtesy to our patrons, library materials will not be due on concert days.

Library Parking Map
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