All Ages

Winter Reading 2020

Winter Reading finishing prizes are available through February. The Winter Reading drawing prizes will be drawn on February 8. Please contact staff at the Adult Desk: 847-458-6060 ext. 143 or Youth Desk: 847-458-6060 ext. 135 to get your prizes. You […]

Library News

Changes in Services

Due to the continued and rapid rise in numbers of COVID-19 cases in our community, and in the interest of public health and safety, the Library has returned to curbside and drive-thru services only. The patron limit will be reduced […]



COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like […]

Community Events

Voting 2020

The Algonquin Area Public Library District is a voting site for both early voting and voting on Election Day, November 3. Please note that the Library is not a ballot drop location. For the November 3 election, the staff at Harnish […]

Library News

Newly Renovated Restrooms

Back in March, the public restrooms at our main library located on Harnish began to be renovated. Luckily, construction was able to continue even during the time that the library was closed, and now, they are nearly completed!Both sets of […]


DIY A to Z Storytime

It’s summer. It’s hot out. And while you’re welcome to come back into the library, we understand that sometimes, it’s safer to stay home and do some activities there. And luckily, we’ve got you covered.Our Youth Librarian, Miss Jenni, has […]