Through dedicated personal service, we connect our diverse community to resources and experiences that educate, enrich, and inspire.
Read full Mission and Purpose Statement
Who We Serve
The Cook Memorial Public Library District proudly serves 61,000 residents in central Lake County, covering Libertyville, Green Oaks, Mettawa, Indian Creek, most of Vernon Hills, eastern Mundelein, and adjacent unincorporated neighborhoods. View district map.
New to the library? Learn more about us in our welcome brochure or get a library card.
Our Core Values
Whether at Cook Park Library in Libertyville, Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills, the Bookmobile, or online, our dedicated team strives to promote and protect these core library values:
We believe that libraries are
Diversity & Intellectual Freedom
We create a strong foundation
Education & Lifelong Learning
We support those at every
We provide fair and impartial
We create a welcoming
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:
- Being a force for community engagement opportunities;
- Re-establishing the Library as a community destination;
- Building community around technology; and
- Strengthening how we tell our story.