The library is closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Reserving Study Rooms and Media Labs

A New Way to Reserve Starting July 12

Starting Friday, July 12, the library is using a new room reservation system called Reserve. With this new system, you will be able to easily see which rooms are available and their amenities.

Study rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on July 10 and 11 while we switch to Reserve.

Keep this email as an instructional guide for when we make the switch to Reserve. Questions? Call 847.459.4100 or email

How to use Reserve

  1. 3 ways to reserve: Go to this webpage, use the library's mobile app or the kiosk at the library. These will update to the new system on July 12.
  2. Choose Booking Type: ITPLD Members OR Other Library Cardholders
  3. Choose the room you want to book
  4. Choose the time you want to book (Green time blocks are open)
  5. Click Reserve Now
  6. Type in your library card number and PIN to complete the reservation.

Limitations when using Reserve

Study Rooms A-H

• Same day reservations only, starting when the library opens

• Up to 2 sessions allowed on the same day

• Up to 2 hours per session only

Conference Room I - for ITPLD cardholders only

• Same day reservations only, starting when the library opens

• Up to 2 sessions allowed on the same day

• Up to 2 hours per session only

Media Labs (Archiving Stations and Sound Lab)

• Can be booked up to 7 days in advance

• Up to 3 hours per session only

HERstory: A Century of Songwriting Sisters

June 29, 1:30 pm | REGISTER

Celebrate women who contributed to music with songs spanning decades, from Tin Pan Alley to contemporary pop. Hear inspiring stories of how they became part of the soundtrack of our lives. Watch an introduction video here.

Super Slime Time

July 2, 4 pm, 4:30 pm, 5 pm or 5:30 pm

Ages 5 and older with a caregiver. Have the slime of your life and create your own slime to take home. Dress to get messy. Please choose one 30-minute session to attend. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the event.

Social Services Resource Hour

July 3, 2 pm | AT THE BRANCH

Stop by the Branch to learn about social services for the Prospect Heights residents and meet Rosangela Maldonado from the Prospect Heights Police Department. Pase por la sucursal para conocer los servicios sociales para los residentes de Prospect Heights y conozca a Rosangela Maldonado del Departamento de Policía de Prospect Heights.

Upcoming Programs

Adult Programs

• June 27, 12 pm-5 pm - Versiti Blood Drive

• June 27, 2 pm - Memory Cafe

• July 2, 6:30 pm - Writers Workshop

• July 8, 1 pm - Stitch Together Meet-Up

• July 11, 2 pm - Yoga

Youth Programs

• July 1, 12 pm - Create Like the Masters: Banksy (Grades K-2)

• July 6, 10 am - Giving Garden (Ages 5 and older)

• July 9, 10 am or 11 am - Bubble Exploration (Ages 2-5)

• July 9, 7 pm - Anime Club (Grades 6-12)

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