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About Us

Lake Villa District Library serves Lake Villa Township, including the communities of Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, portions of Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights and Antioch. The population served is approximately 40,000. Learn about the history of Lake Villa District Library.

2020-21 Fiscal Year-to-Date

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128,217
Physical Items in the Collection
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455,352
Items checked out
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53,111
Program Attendees
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15,101
Registered Cardholders

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Mission Statement

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

Long Range Plan

What’s Ahead for Lake Villa District Library Over Next Three Years? What aspirations do community members have for the library? What programs and services can the library provide? Answers to these questions, and many others, are the goals of Lake Villa District Library’s 3-Year Long Range Plan. The community survey was launched in February and community focus groups were held in mid-March.  

Lake Villa District Library Foundation

The Lake Villa District Library Foundation is the public not-for-profit charitable arm of Lake Villa District Library. The Foundation offers various methods to contribute to the library and aids in broadening the funding base in support of operational, capital and programmatic needs.  Established by the LVDL Board of Trustees in 2003, the LVDL Foundation was incorporated by the State of Illinois as a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Service tax code in 2004. All contributions are tax deductible.

There are three methods available to support the LVDL Foundation: the collection endowment, the legacy tribute and the special community event.

The Collection Endowment

The collection endowment is an opportunity to provide ongoing means for the expansion of the library’s collection. An endowment will be established when a minimum of $500 has been received for a special collection. Every year after, 5% of the endowment’s value will be used to purchase a new book for that endowment’s collection. 
All library collections are eligible for endowment, or a general endowment can be established. Some examples are Large Print, Travel, Biography.

The Legacy Tribute

The legacy tribute provides means for the purchase of a specific book or collection of materials in recognition of an individual or group.  The recognition can be for a specific achievement, accomplishment or in memory of a loved one. 
All collection endowment and legacy tribute materials will have a bookplate to identify the individual or group being recognized, the reason for the recognition and the name of the individual or group who made the donation.

The Special Community Event

Since its beginning, the LVDL Foundation has hosted various special events to give the community the opportunity to meet with friends and neighbors and to experience the library in a unique way. Special event sponsorships are available at various levels and are publicized upon the announcement of the event.