Did you know this week is National Library Week? Come join me every day this week as I showcase some of our favorite libraries in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Roundup of our favorite libraries in the northwest suburbs of Chicago

Day 1: Algonquin Area Public Library

Day 2: Schaumburg Township District Library

Day 3: Elk Grove Village Library

Day 4: Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Day 5: Gail Borden Public Library

Day 6: Barrington Area Library

I am so excit ed about this week’s posts. My three kids and I have explored the area’s libraries and today we’re going to talk about the Algonquin Public Library. Check it out!

Nitty Gritty:

Algonquin Area Library Exterior

Websitehttp://www.aapld.org/
Location: 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin. The entire children’s area is located in the basement.
Hours: Check their website for hours.
Parking:  Outdoor parking lot

Why Kids Will Love the Children’s Area at Algonquin Area Public Library:

  • Greeting the fish at the saltwater aquarium

Algonquin Area Library Fish Tank

  • Nice views while studying

Algonquin Area Library Views

  • So much to offer the kiddos including a fun play house…

Algonquin Area Library PlayspaceFun play car

Algonquin Area Library Playcar

  • Play kitchen

Algonquin Area Library Playhouse

  • A safe space for my crawler to hang out

Algonquin Area Library Crawler

  •  Train tables are always a big hit!

Algonquin Area Library Train Table

We wish:

  • ..the play area was larger. I can see it getting crowded easily if there were a lot of people.

Special National Library Week activities:

  • Free family movie night
  • A presentation about heirloom gardening
  • Super Saturday spring celebration.

Tips to enjoy the Algonquin Area Public Library:

  • The library is located next to a trail. Pack a picnic and eat outside for lunch then take a stroll on the path. There is also a soccer field next door so you can bring a soccer ball.

Algonquin Area Library Trail

Have you been to the Algonquin Area Public Library?