Lake Villa District Library Receives OSLAD Grant

Lake Villa District Library is one of the distinguished recipients of the 2024 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) Grants, awarded by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. This prestigious grant marks a significant achievement, as LVDL becomes the first public library ever to be honored with this award. 

The state-financed program provides funding assistance to local government agencies for acquisition and/or development of land for public parks and open space. LVDL will receive a $600,000 matching grant for its outdoor space plan, a series of projects to enhance outdoor experiences at the library.   

Library Director Mick Jacobsen expressed his elation, stating, “The OSLAD Grant will play a pivotal role in our outdoor space project, which will benefit the community for years to come.” 

The first phase of LVDL’s outdoor space plan is set to begin shortly, following the recent signing of the contract with Joseph J. Henderson & Son. This phase will see the construction of shade structures in and around the library’s front entrance.  

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

For more information contact: 
Nina Kenney  
Head of Communications