Highland Park Public Library

5.0 Library 494 Laurel Ave Highland Park

Public library with a variety of community events for all ages. Story time groups are held weekly for children between ages 0 to 6 years old. Kids and teens can enjoy coding classes, Minecraft club, test prep, and game nights. Adults can enroll in business counseling, technology courses, book clubs, square dancing classes, and wellness workshops. This library regularly hosts Spanish literacy and language clubs, as well as Jewish cultural discussions. Visit their website often for an updated calendar of movie nights and fun activities.

  • Drive-Thru — Yes

    Drive-up book drop-off.

  • Parking — Yes

    If the Main Library Parking lot is full, additional parking is available at Central Business District Garage and the upper-level of Port Clinton Square Garage. 2-Hour parking is available at City Hall Parking lot and the Highland Park Metra station.

  • Restrooms — Yes

  • Good for Play — Yes

  • Good for Nursing — Yes

  • Child Care — Yes

  • Stroller Friendly — Yes

  • Changing Tables — Yes

  • Indoor Play — Yes


It’s pretty great. They have computers for the kids to play / read / do searches for things (learning games). They have a whole younger kids reading and puzzle area, and they have a couple of spots to color (with crayons and markers). They have reading events and other things. Not the best place if they need to burn off energy, but a good spot for a quiet-ish fun time. It’s definitely not a dro... More

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