Waukegan Public Library is a civic organization dedicated to fostering learning and the active pursuit of knowledge.


A community that is always learning and discovering.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2014, the library’s vision is for a community that recognizes the importance of learning and is invested in its success. To foster this kind of environment, the library is committed to maintaining active community engagement to ensure that our classes, programming, collection, library services, and exhibits are continuously reevaluated to ensure that it is relevant to the community’s literacy, learning, and discovery needs. Additionally, the library will work to help patrons recognize the ways in which literacy is essential to their lives, as well as to broaden horizons and provide unique, enriching experiences.


To provide the path to empower and support learning and discovery.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees in 2014, the library’s mission statement encompasses the ways the library plans to work towards its vision: by delivering creative, innovative, and relevant classes, programming, and library services to support and enrich the community.

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