Family Build Challenge
June 20th, 6:30 p.m.
Held at the Wauconda Area Library - Outside

For this summer’s build, we will challenge you to think “out of the box.” Families will work together to build a shelter with your own supplies. Complete fun challenges to earn upgrades. Visit the website or stop by to pick up a copy of the rules.


Sunny Summer Stories
Ages 3-8 with caregiver
Storytimes will be held outside, weather permitting.

June 19 | Going to the Zoo
June 26 | 4th of July Celebration

Uke Can Play Ukulele
June 21st, 2:00 p.m.
Grades 3 and up

Have a ukulele in the closet or under the bed that does not get used? Join us around the campfire and learn a song or two. Please bring a ukulele if you have one. The library will have a very limited supply available. We will make a ukulele craft to bring home.

The Joys of Latin Music & Dance
June 21st, 10:30 a.m.

Fall in love with "Musica Latina" and see why it is an emerging force on our musical scene. Discover alluring history, romance, and rhythms of Salsa, Bachata, and Cumbia with Sharona Javit, who has Salsa danced for 23 years in many Latin countries. Learn steps to inspire you, build your body and mind, and add spark to your life! 
Please dress comfortably.

Novel Thoughts
Wednesday, June 19th, 7 p.m.
Lucky Boy
- Shanthi Sekaran

Beyond Fiction
Monday, July 8th, 7 p.m.
Calypso by David Sedaris

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
The library will close early at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3rd (weather permitting) for the fireworks in Cook Park.

The library will remain closed Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

We will resume normal hours Friday, July 5th.
Register for Summer Reading

Our summer reading programs have begun! Don't miss out on these great prizes.

Summer Reading Programs for:
Babies & Toddlers

Register in person or online
Summer Lunch Program
June 3rd through August 9th
Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cook Park: 600 N. Main St, Wauconda, IL
200 Objects That Made History in Lake & McHenry Counties
by The Lake County Historical Alliance

Submitted by Molly J.
For something fun to do this summer, inquire about picking up free museum passes to the Bess Bower Dunn Museum and then grab this book as a companion. You’ll learn about 200 different objects with historical significance, including several that have origins in the Wauconda Area. Many of these objects are on display at the Bess Bower Dunn Museum in Libertyville. It’s incredible to get a taste of how much history is in our neck of the woods.
(Adult Non-Fiction)

by Tara Westover

Submitted by Emily D.
This book deserves all of the hype it has received since the release! Westover’s rise from scraping metal on her survivalist father’s junkyard instead of attending school to obtaining her PhD in history makes for a sensational read. Once I started reading I could not put it down.
(Adult Nonfiction) 

Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology
by Diana Graber

Submitted by Katie S.
Technology and digital tools are here to stay and are guaranteed to continue to evolve. Read this guide book, written by an expert that is both a parent and an educator, to learn practical tips to help you navigate the digital world with your teens and tweens. Help them become a prepared and responsible digital citizen.
(New Parenting Collection)

Sunset Beach
by Mary Kay Andrews

Submitted by Kelly K.
I enjoyed this book but it was not what I was expecting based on 1) previous reads by this author, 2) the title, and 3) the cover.  While it is still technically a beach read set in Florida, it is not the lighter, happier reading some might desire.  Sunset Beach is a bit grittier, a solid plot with two murder mysteries, good character development, and great writing.
(New Adult Fiction)