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 talked about my favorite library, Barrington Area Library, but this library rivals it! We heard the Wauconda Area Library underwent a renovation and just opened recently. In fact, they are celebrating their Grand Opening today, April 18.The kids section, Kids City, is absolutely fabulous! It’s a great space that encourages imaginative play and learning.

Nitty Gritty:

Wauconda Area Library Sign

Location: 801 N Main Street, Wauconda, Illinois. Kid City is located in the lower level.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9AM – 9PM, Friday 9AM – 6PM, Saturday 9AM – 5PM, Sunday 12PM – 4PM
Parking:  Outdoor parking lot

Why Kids Will Love Kid City at Wauconda Area Library:

  • A warm welcome as you walk in. Say hello to the fish!

Wauconda Area Library Fish Tank

  • A huge touch screen that offers fun and educational games

Wauconda Area Library Huge Touch Screen

  • Such a fun, bright area. This space could really be disguised as a children’s museum.

Wauconda Area Library Overview

  • A really cool airplane structure…with slide! Totally LOVE it!

Wauconda Area Library Slide Features

  • Besides the slide, there are control panels to fidget around with and a cute little reading nook
  •  Totally diggin’ the lite brite wall

Wauconda Area Library Lite Brite Wall

  •  Building encouraged. Always fun with a LEGO table AND a cool LEGO wall.

Wauconda Area Library LEGO table and panel

  • Imaginative play encouraged with a grocery store

Wauconda Area Library Grocery Store

  • A little space for my little one to crawl around

Wauconda Area Library Crawl

  • A neat light table with magnetic blocks

Wauconda Area Library Light Table Magformers

  • Calling all gamers! A section dedicated just for them with a huge screen

Wauconda Area Library Gaming Section

  • A section to creating crafts. On the day we visited, the library had a craft stations set up.

Wauconda Area Library Create Station

  • Little techies will love the 3 iPads available perfectly situated by the windows

Wauconda Area Library iPads

  •  Something you don’t see too often – a paper airplane launcher. So neat!

Wauconda Area Library Paper Airplane Launcher

We wish:

  • ..we wouldn’t change a thing!

Tips to enjoy the Wauconda Area Public Library:

  • The park is conveniently located across the street. Perfect time to picnic it up!

Bottom Line:

I’m not sure how the Wauconda Area Public Library was before, but what a fantastic job with the renovations. I’m hesitant to share this hidden gem with everyone, but hey, everyone should know about this library!

Have you been to Wauconda Area Public Library?

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