Lake Villa District Library

1001 East Grand Avenue
Lake Villa, IL 60046


About Us:

Lake Villa District Library serves Lake Villa Township and those who live within the township’s boundaries; including the communities of Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, portions of Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights and Antioch.  The population served is approximately 40,000.

Mission Statement:

Lake Villa District Library enriches life in our community by connecting people with resources, services and each other.

Core Values:

We believe in, are guided by, and make decisions based on these values.

Accessible: open an approachable

 - We welcome and engage all.
 - We provide equitable service and diverse collections.
 - We strive to make our physical space and virtual presence easy to navigate.
 - We actively support our community.

Fun: entertain and engage

 - We offer the unexpected and aim to delight our patrons.
 - We are friendly and look for humor in our daily interactions.
 - We enjoy participating in the excitement of our community.

Integrity: honest and accountable

 - We take responsibility for our actions.
 - We practice transparency and consistency.
 - We respect and trust each other.
 - We are a team.

Knowledgeable: informed and resourceful

 - We are collectors and custodians of information and ideas.
 - We share our expertise and resources.
 - We collaborate with others to acquire and provide information.
 - We acknowledge every patron’s right to read and to know.

Professional: skilled and dedicated

 - We embrace intellectual freedom.
 - We listen without prejudice and respect our patrons’ privacy.
 - We are courteous and demonstrate a strong work ethic.
 - We maintain the highest standards of our profession.

Relevant: purposeful and creative

 - We respond to current needs.
 - We think beyond the traditional with a focus on the future.
 - We experiment, adapt, and innovate.
 - We constantly seek better ways to serve.

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