Due to the nature of the project, please allow extra time when visiting the library. Work will be completed in several phases and we will keep you up-to-date on pertinent information through e-mail, social media, and our website.

For the first phase, please enter the library using the existing handicap ramp located to the right of the stairs.

For more information on the project, please visit the library's

This project is funded in part with a $125,000 Live and Learn Construction Grant administered by the Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White.
September is Library Card Sign Up Month

Do you enjoy watching Netflix? Want to look at the stars through a telescope? Need to convert your old movies to digital? If your Wauconda Area Library card is in good standing, you can do all of this. Need a library card now? This is a great time to sign up for a library card to get access to thousands of of materials.

Already have a card? Thank you for being a wonderful patron of the library! If your card is in good standing, stop by the Checkout Desk to fill out a drawing slip for a chance to win a Target gift card. 

Help area families in need and eliminate library fines! The library will accept unexpired, never opened, nonperishable items for the Wauconda/Island Lake Food Pantry in lieu of overdue fines. Each item will equal $1 in fines. For a list of preferred items, please see the list here.
Getting ready to take your exam to become a U.S. Citizen? This class will cover the 100 civic questions, N-400 application, and the English portion needed for the citizenship interview. Must be a legal resident in order to participate. Presented in Partnership with Mano a Mano.

Beyond Fiction Book Club meets Monday at 7:00p at LINDY'S LANDING for discussion of Evicted by Matthew Desmond.

Book Buzz Book Club meets Tuesday at 7:00p at HONEY HILL COFFEE COMPANY for discussion of Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman.

The wait is over!
The fall storytime session begins Monday. Be sure to check our calendar for more details.
Bring your grandparents to the library for some fun, games and Bingo prizes! 

Cookies and juice will be served.

Enjoy time together reading and discussing books, for girls in grades 5-8 and the special women in their lives.

Join us Saturday at 10:30a at Whisk Bakery for discussion of A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler
Coffin Road
by Peter May

Submitted by Lynn M.
Like his Lewis trilogy, this takes place in the Outer Hebrides – this time in the Isle of Harris - but this is far less bleak than Blackhouse . The primary mystery involves the identity of the protagonist, although there are murders to be solved along the way as well. Fast paced and intriguing, and well worth the sleep I neglected to finish it. (Mystery)

American Revolutions
by Alan Taylor

Submitted by Lynn M.
The revolutionary period as taught in American schools is pure fiction, a creation myth based on carefully edited evidence early in the nation’s history. Historians have been trying to correct this for some time, with varying degrees of success and various levels of bias, but Taylor has outdone them all. Evaluating this period from a continental perspective allows him to present a more complex - and far more interesting - tale, which he does in an animated style that makes a lengthy academic work read like a storybook. Probably the best book I’ve ever read on this topic. (Non-Fiction)

All These Beautiful Strangers
by Elizabeth Klehfoth

Submitted by Kim S.
In this engaging debut novel, golden girl Charlotte "Charlie" Calloway seems to have it all, she's rich, she's beautiful, she's smart, and she's popular. Yet even this golden girl struggles with her dark past and family secrets. Charlie tries to put her mother's disappearance behind her as she attempts to navigate where she fits in at the elite boarding school filled with treacherous classmates and devious games that have been played for generations. Follow along as Klehfoth's clever mystery alternates beautifully between two timelines and three voices to show that some games have consequences that change lives forever. (Fiction)

The Midnight Line
by Lee Child

Submitted by Kim S.
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but when it comes to Jack Reacher, curiosity usually leads to another thrilling adventure. If you haven't met Reacher yet, The Midnight Line is a great place to get to know the ex-army drifter whose quiet strength and unsurpassed street smarts will keep you enthralled as he crosses the back roads of the United States tracking down the truth and defending those in need. (Mystery)