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Eastgate Renovation Project Update #7

Eastgate Renovation
We will be offering lobby service at the Eastgate Branch between 10 am-3 pm from Wednesday, June 26 to Friday, June 28. We anticipate being able to provide full service between 3-8 pm Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27, [...]

Adult Services

Discover July’s Library Reads

Looking for Summer Reading suggestions? Look no further than July's  Library Reads--   ten new releases chosen by librarians across the country as their favorites. Browse the books here, or stop [...]

AAPLD Hosts Writing Industry Pros

The Algonquin Area Writers Group and Algonquin Area Public Library invite the community to a free Summer Writing Workshop Series for writers of all genres and experience levels, ages 14 [...]

Outdoor Adventure Begins at the Library!

This summer, Algonquin Area Public Library and the McHenry County Conservation District are teaming up for the Find Your Wild challenge! Explore MCCD sites to earn points that can be [...]

Teen Services

Summer Reading Update 2: Halfway There

This year we have had more teens signup for Summer Reading than all of the library’s recorded history! Remember what we said during Week 2 about Gen Z using public [...]

Summer Reading Update

We are just shy of Week 2 of Read Among the Stars and Algonquin teens are shining bright! Just eleven days into the program and we already have 180 teenagers [...]

How to Find Practice AP Exams on

Video Tutorial: (keep scrolling down for non-video step-by-step instructions)   Non-Video Step-by-Step Instructions: 1.) Go to Hover over the Virtual Library toolbar and select Online Resources from the drop-down [...]

Youth Services

Explore World Languages with LOTE4Kids!

The Algonquin Library is proud to offer our cardholders a new resource for learning and engaging with world languages. Starting on January 1st, 2024, we are offering access to LOTE4Kids, [...]

Are you ‘Yeti’ to read? Winter Reading is here!

Get ‘yeti’ for some winter fun with our Winter Reading Program: “Yeti to Read”! The program begins on Saturday, December 9th and runs through Friday, January 26th. Register online through [...]

Check out the Latinx Kidlit Book Festival!

¡Celebramos! The Algonquin Library is proud to connect our patrons with the 2023 Latinx Kidlit Book Festival, a virtual celebration of Hispanic children’s books, authors, and illustrators. The Festival will [...]