The Mobile Services Department strives to provide equitable access to a wide variety of library services for district residents. Through material delivery, on-the-go programming, mobile technology, and community partnerships, Mobile Services brings the library directly to the greater community.
Mobile Services currently offers the following services:
· Early Learning Services for preschools and childcare centers
· School Services for elementary, middle, and high schools
· Doorstep Delivery for patrons who have difficulty obtaining library materials
· Senior Services for residents of retirement, assisted living, and memory care facilities
· Community Stops in residential neighborhoods throughout the district
· Remote Return Site located at the corner of Hunt Club Rd. and Dada Dr.
You’ll also find us throughout the district partnering with community organizations! Be sure to check the calendar to find where WNPL’s Mobile Services Team will pop up next.
Good news: WNPL’s Mobile Services team is back on the road! The Mobile Services Bookmobile will return to visiting neighborhoods this fall. For now, find the Bookmobile, Van, and Mobile Services team at these special summer events. Please see the calendar for a complete schedule of all Mobile Services events.
Enjoy games, crafts, and more as we visit different neighborhoods throughout Gurnee. Brought to you in partnership with the Gurnee Park District.
· Chittenden Park – Wed., June 7
· O’Plaine Community Park – Wed., June 14
· Shaw Park – Wed., June 21
· University Park – Wed., July 12
· Christine Thompson Park – Wed., July 19
· Hunt Club Park – Wed., July 26
· Ravinia Park – Wed., Aug. 2
· Southridge Park – Wed., Aug. 9
Gather at Betty Russell Community Park in Gurnee to share stories, rhymes, songs, and fun! Families are encouraged to bring a blanket or towel to sit on. For children ages birth – 5 years and their families. Thursdays, June 15, 22, & 29; July 13 & 20
Art in the Park
Join us at Warren Township Park to explore different art styles and create your very own outdoor masterpiece. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy! Grades K – 2. Registration is required. Mon., June 19 and Tues., July 18
• Sounds of the Summer Children’s Concert Series
Join us at the Band Shell at Viking Park to sing and dance the summer away! Brought to you in partnership with the Gurnee Park District. The Mobile Services Bookmobile will be on-site.
· Mary Macaroni – Tues., June 20
· Jodi Koplin’s Jiggle Jam – Tues., July 25
· Leonardo Music – Tues., Aug. 22
• Families on the Fairway
Enjoy a family evening at Bittersweet Golf Club with a variety of games, activities, and golf! Brought to you in partnership with the Gurnee Park District and the Village of Gurnee. The Mobile Services Van will be on-site. Fri., June 9
• Family Campout
Bring your family, tent, and sleeping bags to enjoy games, activities, and more while camping overnight in Rule Park. Brought to you in partnership with the Wildwood Park District. The Mobile Services Van will be on-site. Registration is required. Fri., July 21
• National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign the promotes community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Brought to you in partnership with the Wildwood Park District. The Mobile Services Van will be on-site. Tues., Aug. 1
• Gurnee Days
Join us for one of Gurnee’s move favorite traditions! Brought to you in partnership with the Gurnee Park District. The Mobile Services Bookmobile will be on-site. Sat., Aug. 12
The Bookmobile and Van will be off-road for regularly scheduled maintenance August 13 – 26, 2023.
If you are a patron who is interested in receiving services or if your organization is interested in partnering with WNPL’s Mobile Services, please fill out the form below and a staff member will contact you. Services are provided based on community need, library priorities, and the availability of staff and resources.