August 2021
News, Events & Featured Programs


New Service: Notary Public

The Library now offers free Notary Public service to verify your identity and your signature on legal documents. Patrons seeking notary service should call the Library at (847) 725-2150 one hour prior to their visit to ensure a notary is available.

New Library Card Design!

Visit the Circulation Services Desk at the Elk Grove Village Public Library and pick up our newly-designed Library Card (while supplies last)!

Coming Soon...

Look for our new improved website!                                                                     
Featured Program: 

Adult Summer Reading Program Kick-Off  

June 13 - September 12

Join the Adult Summer Reading Program to enjoy great books and get the chance to win a prize!                                                                           

Fresh from the Library

Dave's Bazaar - Outdoor Concert
Click on the date for more information:         
Thursday, August 12, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 

The EGVPL Stage presents solo acoustic musical entertainment, Dave’s Bazaar.  Come and relax as Dave plays everything from rock and pop to folk and country. 

Fresh from the Library

Click on the dates for more information:                                                 
Saturdays; August 14 & 28 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Visit our booth at the Elk Grove Farmers Market, located in the parking lot between the Library and the Village Hall. We'll have fresh ideas and fun activities for adults and kids alike!

“But are Mermaids Real?”: Exploring the Science of Merfolk

Click on the date to register:                         
Thursday, August 26 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you curious about mermaids? Are they real or pure myth? In this talk, Peter Goggin will discuss realms of science, myth, popular culture, metaphor, and notions of the “reality” of merfolk.
   MAKERSPACE - 6th Grade & Up
No classes in August.  
Youth Services will offer in-person, virtual, and Take & Make programs in August. Some programs require registration. Check our website calendar and Facebook Page for details and updates. 

Coming soon! EGVPL Book Bike     

Check our Youth Services Facebook page at for updates on our new Library Book Bike!

Elk Grove Library On Demand

Go to our Library YouTube page for songs, stories, and more.

All Ages

Fun Factory Saturday                              
All Ages through 8th Grade

Click on the dates for more information: 
Saturday, August 7
Saturday, August 14
Saturday, August 21

Saturday, August 28

Drop by the library to make a simple craft on your own or with the help of a parent/caregiver. The craft will be available in Youth Services, while supplies last.

Hidden Book
All Ages
Click on the dates for more information:                                                       
Monday, August 9 thru Thursday, August 19

A special book is missing! Can you find it?

I Spy
All Ages 
Click on the dates for more information:                                                            
Friday, August 20 thru Saturday, August 28

Do we spy some detectives? Use those skills to see how many items you can find in the Youth Service display case.

World Elephant Day Craft and More!
Age 2 - Grade 5

Click on the date to register:                                                                            
Thursday, August 12, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrate these fascinating animals with a fun elephant craft, stories, and activities. Registration is required and limited to EGVPL cardholders.

Magical Beast Crafts and More!
Age 2 - Grade 5

Click on the date to register:  
Thursday, August 26, 3:00 pm-10:00 pm

Join us in the Elk Grove Village Public Library parking lot for a socially distanced, in-person event! Registration is required and limited to EGVPL cardholders.

Elementary School

Ready Set Go to Kindergarten
Children entering Kindergarten with parent/caregiver

Click on the date to register:  
Wednesday, August 4, 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Going to Kindergarten in 2021? Join the fun and get ready for your first big day! Registration is required and limited to EGVPL cardholders.

Check the website calendar for programs beyond August.
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