Arlington Heights Library Main

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

Today it’s time to visit the highly rated Arlington Heights Memorial Library. There’s a reason why this library gets rave reviews! Check it out for yourselves!

Nitty Gritty:

Websitehttp://www.ahml.info/
Location: 500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights
Hours: Check their website for hours.
Parking:  Outdoor parking lot, street parking, and also an “underground” parking garage

Why Kids Will Love the Children’s Area at Arlington Heights Memorial Library:

  • Kids’ World is huge!

Arlington Heights Library Kids World

  • Awesome setting to read books with sunlight pouring through skylight

Arlington Heights Library Couch Skylight

  • Cool area with magnetic letters and a cozy reading nook

Arlington Heights Library Magnetic Board Seating

  • Always changing exhibits located by the Lindsey Room. This time around it was LEGOs but last time it was trains (my sons’ fav!)

Arlington Heights Library Changing exhibits

  • In the mood for a puppet show?

Arlington Heights Library Puppet

  • Building is encouraged with wooden blocks, small LEGO table, and more blocks

Arlington Heights Library Wooden Blocks

  • Fun wall toys

Arlington Heights Library Wall Toys

  •  For the techie, iPads with fun educational games

Arlington Heights Library iPads

Did you know?

  • An average of 2,495 people visit the library each day.
  • This library is a recipient of the Library Journal’s five star award.
  • You can check out science kits? They’ve added 17 more kits to the collection which includes a solar car, a USB microscope and a model of the human heart. There’s a kit featuring sharks and one covering the periodic table. They’re located to the right of the Kids’ World Desk next to the STEM kits.

We wish:

  • ..nothing to add here. We absolutely adore this library! Okay, maybe a slide would be nice. But that’s being nit-picky.   🙂

Tips to enjoy the Arlington Heights Memorial Library:

  • It’s located in the heart of downtown and right by the train station. Have lunch at many of the eateries located a couple blocks away or have a picnic at the nearby park.
  • Stop by the library from now until April 30 to view the LEGO exhibit, LEGO Art + Science =  Architecture. See LEGO scale models of famous landmarks. An Arlington Heights resident, Adam Reed, actually created it! So fascinating!! Spider-Man think so too!

Arlington Heights Library LEGO Spider-Man

Bottom Line:

If you haven’t been to this highly rated library, it’s time to go and check it out. Such a fun space for kiddos!

Have you been to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library?