Review of Elk Grove Village Library

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 we’re going to explore the Elk Grove Village Public Library. This was one of the first libraries that we visited on our “library hunt” and my kids fell in love with the play area. The library offers many things to encourage imaginative play and creativity.

Nitty Gritty:

Location: 1001 Wellington Avenue, Elk Grove Village
Hours: Mon-Thu: 9am – 10pm, Fri: 9am – 7pm,  Sat: 9am – 5pm, Sun: 1pm – 5pm
Parking:  Outdoor parking lot

Why Kids Will Love the Children’s Area at Elk Grove Village Library:

  • The children’s area is quite spacious and bright with floor to ceiling windows on one wall.Elk Grove Library Spacious Area
  • Imaginations run wild with play animals and dinosaurs..

Elk Grove Library Dinosaurs


  • ..not to mention two play castles

Elk Grove Library Castle

  • ..and a play kitchen perfect for whipping up something yummy…

Elk Grove Library Play Kitchen

  • ..or even a fun puppet show with seating readily available for other kids…or dinosaurs

Elk Grove Library Puppet Theatre

  • Who doesn’t love LEGOs? Kids are encouraged to build also with large waffle blocks.

Elk Grove Library LEGO table

  • My youngest  is at a stage where he loves puzzles. Nice selection to choose from.

Elk Grove Library Puzzles

Special Activities Planned for National Library Week:

  • Sign up for their “Under the Sea” celebration where there will be something for
    everyone including puppets, stories, skits, and songs. Costumes welcome, but
    not required. Program is 60-90 minutes and recommended for ages 2-8.

Wednesday, April 15 @ 6:30pm
Thursday, April 16 @ 10am

Did you know?

  • The library will  celebrate their 56th anniversary in July.
  • The first Elk Grove Library was located in a single-family house. The mailbox served as a book return, and the bathtub served as storage for returned books.

We wish:

  • ..we could have attended their storytime. We heard great things about programs that they offer.
  • ..the area could use a little updating but kids don’t mind at all.

Bottom Line:

The Elk Grove Village Library has a lot to offer for those curious little minds. My kiddos had a great time here and are always asking to come back. Next time, we may pair the library with Jumps N Jiggles located across the street.

Have you been to the  Elk Grove Village Library?

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