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From the director:

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the staff of the Wauconda Area Library, I would like to welcome you to one of the most dynamic, versatile institutions you will ever come across - your public library!   Our primary goal is that your library provide outstanding service to all residents of the communities we serve, and that these services help broaden their horizons and  improve the quality of their lives. As our logo says, "Start here. Go anywhere!"

We would like everyone to view the library not only as a valuable resource for a wide variety of information and entertainment, but as the place they can always count on for finding  ideas, history, and a sense of community.

 I encourage you and your family to visit the library often, whether in person or online. I personally guarantee that you will always find something new, and that the library staff and I  are always ready and willing to help you find it.

In 2015, your award-winning library underwent a complete renovation of its interior and was transformed into a state-of-the-art facility.  The building itself had already received the Distinguished Building Award from the American Institute of Architects, and was named "Library of the Year" in 2005 by the North Suburban Library System. 

I would like to extend my personal invitation to you to become better acquainted with the library and all the services we provide - there is now so much that we want to show you!  I look forward to seeing you soon and often! 

               - Tom Kern




Library Director: Tom Kern

Phone            847-526-6225, ext. 209

Position         Director, Wauconda Area Library, 1992-