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Thursday, July 14, 2022

Play Picnic Party at the Elk Grove Village Library

Sunday, July 17 at 12pm - 4pm | Indoors and outdoors | All ages

Travel through Lollipop Woods at this year's Candy Land-themed Play Picnic Party event on Sunday, July 17 from 12pm noon to 4pm. Stop by the Elk Grove Village Public Library for sweet treats and activities* for all ages.

  • Cool off with a cup of Dipping Dots
  • Meet Candy Land characters
  • Get a caricature sketch by artist Roger Hurtado
  • Make a craft at our craft tents
  • Play our lollipop tree game
  • Sign up to win a Candy Land-themed basket
  • Participate in our scavenger hunt
  • Get sweet deals at our DVD sale
  • Try your hand at dunking Library staff at the Licorice River dunk tank
  • and more!
*Activities are subject to change.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Elk Grove Village Library Closing Early for Summer Concerts in July


Due to the Village's Mid-Summer Classic Concert Series, the Library will close early at 5pm on Tuesday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 26, 2022.


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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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Self-Checkout Available at the Elk Grove Village Library

Want to skip the line at the Checkout Desk? You'll love our new Self-Check machines!

Located next to the Holds Shelf in the area between Adult Services and Youth Services and in Youth Services, our Self-Check machines provide an easy way for Elk Grove Village Library cardholders to check out items themselves.

If you have any questions about self-checkout or have trouble with the machines, visit the Circulation Services Desk.


Watch the following short video to see how Self-Check works or follow the step-by-step directions below.

Step-by Step Directions

  • Scan the barcode on your Library card
  • Place all of your items on the pad under the screen
  • Select how you would like your receipt: email, printed, or choose no receipt
  • You're done!


Our Self-Check machines also have many features you'll want to try:

  • Access your library account info
  • Look up items you have checked out
  • Renew items (if eligible)
  • Discover recommended reads during check out (and place a hold on them)
  • Adjust the text size
  • Change languages

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

COVID-19 Booster Clinic to Be Hosted at Elk Grove Village Public Library on January 17, 2022

About the Event

In collaboration with the State of Illinois, the Elk Grove Village Public Library will host a COVID-19 booster clinic in the Large Meeting Room at the Library on Monday, January 17, 2022 from 12pm to 4pm.

This event is for booster shots only. It is free and open to the public to all individuals ages 12 years and up who have been fully vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, or Pfizer vaccine and are eligible to receive a booster shot. All three types of boosters will be available.


Online registration is highly-recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Follow the link below to register for your preferred booster:


On the Day of the Event

Each patient will be required to fill out an information form, so please bring a photo ID, an insurance card (if available), and your vaccination card with you.

Licensed clinicians contracted with the Illinois Department of Public Health will administer booster shots. An area will be designated to each patient for 10-15 minutes to observe any adverse reactions after booster shots have been administered. If you experience any type of side effect, please report it to a clinic volunteer.

More Information

Visit the Library's website to review our safety guidelines and mask policy:

Can’t make this event?
Find a clinic near you by visiting https://coronavirus.illinois.gov or call the hotline at 1-833-621-1284.

Have questions about COVID-19?
Call the State of Illinois at 1-800-889-3931 or send an email to dph.sick@illinois.gov.