Fun Libraries in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

It’s no secret that my little crew loves exploring, and I am proud to say that libraries are one of their favorite places to visit. In fact, we made it our little mission to explore as many as we could. Here are a few worthy library destinations in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Wauconda Area Library

801 N Main Street, Wauconda

Wauconda Area Library Slide Features

Why you should visit: They completely renovated their children’s area, Kid City, and quite honestly, this area can be mistaken for a children’s museum. It rocks!

Barrington Area Library

505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington

Barrington Area Library Slide

Why you should visit: Seriously, a library with a slide? This, along with other too-cool features such as a lite bright wall, floor blocks, and a small LEGO room, makes this one of our other favorite places in the NW ‘burbs.

Schaumburg Township District Library

130 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg

Schaumburg Library Activity Cubes

Why you should visit:  The kids area is transformed into a whimsical Enchanted Forest with your favorite storybook characters. Such a cute area and perfect for cozying up and reading a story.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library

600 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights Library Wooden Blocks

Why you should visit: Simply one of the best libraries around! My kids always gravitate to the wooden block section.

Elk Grove Village Library

1001 Wellington Avenue, Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Library Castle

Why you should visit: A pretty large children’s area with plenty of toys that encourage imaginative play, plus a nice selection of dinosaur figures.

Gail Borden Library

270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin

Gail Borden Library Elgin Wood Play Structure

Why you should visit:  A really awesome play structure, plus great views of the Fox River and the train chugging by.

Algonquin Area Library

2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin

Why you should visit:  The library renovated their entire children’s department in 2018 and it’s back and better than ever. They now have a dedicated children’s play area with a light wall, plenty of toys to keep the kids occupied, and seating for parents/caregivers.


What is your favorite library?

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