Books Are Just The Beginning

Lake Villa District Library By The Numbers



Books are just the beginning.

If books are the first thing that come to mind when you think of Lake Villa District Library, think again. People use the library in ways you might find surprising. In fact, over the past year, nearly 150,000 people visited the building. And what brought them here? A variety of reasons. Explore our Data Dashboard to discover the ways people use the library and how we serve our community.

While personal computers and Wi-Fi have become mainstream, not everyone has access at home. LVDL has a variety of computers available, and the Wi-Fi is super-fast.


Offering space to study, work and meet is an integral component of our mission and is among our most popular services.

Our Business Center offers visitors the ability to print, scan and fax. Our specialty services, such as notary and test proctoring, are available free of charge.

Library programs---storytimes, activities, workshops, movies or lectures---offer patrons the opportunity to learn, connect and experience community. LVDL takes pride in offering a variety of programs to delight people of all ages and interests.

Whether it's a question about a book title, author or help finding a phone number, answering reference questions is what our Public Service Staff do best. We're happiest when people find the information they need. June and July tend to be our busiest months as our summer reading program is underway.

Books are just the beginning of the services we offer, yet they are the foundation of our work. We are thrilled to see an increase in checkouts.

Our Digital Collection---books, audiobooks, magazines, music, movies and television---is available to LVDL cardholders completely free of charge. No subscriptions. No paywalls.

LVDL is a popular materials library. And If you've ever wondered how many items are in our collection...


Over 150,000 people visited the library last year and each came for a different reason. And no matter what brought them here, we're so happy they visited. Lake Villa District Library enriches life by connecting people to resources, services, spaces and each other.

Officer Robles and his niece.
Three young ladies working on the puzzle.