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Summer Reading 2024

Children's Summer Library Program

Step right up for summer fun! Visit the Children's Desk to learn how you can earn prizes by completing reading and activity challenges. Prizes are available beginning June 17. Details here.

Early Voting Hours and Voter Information

Early Voting Hours

Any eligible voter resident of Lake County may early vote at the Library. Dates and times for early voting are set by Lake County and are as follows:

Meeting Room A

Holiday Mitten Tree

Place new hats, mittens, gloves, scaves and sweaters on the Library's Mitten Tree December 1-29. The tree is located in the Library's lobby on the first floor near the Information Desk. All donations benefit local agencies in need. 

Veterans Tree

Stop by Forge November 1-30 and decorate a picture of a veteran to place on the Veterans Tree. All supplies are provided. Each participant receives a 3D crafted bookmark, while supplies last.

New Leadership

Ela Area Public Library Welcomes New Director Erica Christianson

The Ela Area Public Library Board of Trustees have announced the appointment of a new executive director, Erica Christianson.

September is Library Card Sign Up Month

Library Card Sign Up Month Celebration w/ Churros Y Chocolate Food Truck

Receive a FREE churro with your library card, while supplies last!

3:30-5:30PM Thurs., Sep. 21 in front of the Library


AARP Tax Help

This service is provided by volunteers for seniors and qualifying individuals. Please note:

EAPL Ranks Again as the Best in the Nation

Ela Area Public Library has once again received recognition as one of the best public libraries in America according to Library Journal’s Index of U.S. Public Library Service.

Pride Month Programs

Registration begins June 1.

Pride Month Button (In Person)

Stop by Forge for this drop-in craft and make a button to take home. All supplies provided. Limit 2 buttons, per person, while supplies last.

June 1-30

Tax Help

AARP Tax-Aide

FREE tax assistance is available by appointment Saturdays, February 5-April 9 to anyone, with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 or have low to moderate income.

Details Here:

EAPL Ranks in the Top 1% of Public Libraries

What it Takes to be a Star  

Ela Library Earns Highest Honor From Industry’s Leading Publication  

One of the best public libraries in the nation can be found right here in Lake Zurich.