The Cook Memorial Public Library District proudly serves 61,000 residents in central Lake County, covering most of Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Green Oaks, Indian Creek, and Mettawa — as well as portions of Mundelein, and adjacent unincorporated neighborhoods. View district map.
Whether at the Cook Park Library in Libertyville, Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills, the Bookmobile, or online, the Board of Trustees and our dedicated team strive to promote and protect these important values:
Education & Lifelong Learning
Supporting you at every stage of your life through dedicated personal service and enriching collections and programming.
Service & Inclusion
Creating a welcoming environment where you are valued and respected.
Privacy & Confidentiality
Safeguarding your personal information and library usage data.
Intellectual Freedom & Viewpoint Diversity
Creating a strong foundation for your personal growth by providing access to ideas and information from a variety of authors and perspectives.
By promoting and protecting these values, we provide access to a vast array of services, programs, and materials that educate, enrich, and inspire.
New to the library? Take a look at our welcome brochure to learn more, or get a library card.
—David Archer, Library Director
Through dedicated personal service, we connect our diverse community to resources and experiences that educate, enrich, and inspire.
Read full Mission and Purpose Statement
2023–2026 Strategic Plan
Our new, four-year Strategic Plan was created after reviewing the valuable feedback from over 1,700 individual community members, businesses, and other community groups. This plan is essentially the roadmap that will help us on the way to providing innovative services and engaging collections to meet or exceed your needs, wants, and expectations of the Library. Over the next few years, we will move forward purposefully with a focus on four goals:
Goal 1: Be a force for community engagement opportunities.
Goal 2: Re-establish the library as a community destination.
Goal 3: Build community around technology.
Goal 4: Strengthen how the library tells its story.