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The Friends of the Wauconda Area Library are proud to sponsor the Complaint Free Community Initiative, including a visit from bestselling author Will Bowen. Mr. Bowen’s first book, A Complaint Free World, is the inspiration for our 21-day complaint-free challenge, beginning October 1.


We invite everyone to “go purple” while striving to eliminate complaint – at least for a few weeks. Beautiful things can happen when we distance ourselves from negativity. Give it a try! You’ll be amazed at the results. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library and for purchase throughout the community. in the coming weeks, visit the library’s website for more information about the Initiative, including dates/locations of book discussions and when/ where you will be able to get the purple “Complaint Free World” bracelets.



Will Bowen @ Wauconda High School
Tuesday, October 28
at 7 p.m.

This event is open to the public, but tickets will be required. Tickets can be obtained at the library and Bliss Wine & Gifts. We are asking for donations of school supplies instead of charging for tickets. Supply lists will be available on the library’s website.

Kite Flying Day

Time Change Saturday, September 13
1 PM until 3 PM

Come on out to Heritage park on Saturday September 13 between 1:00pm and 3:00pm and fly a kite. You may bring your own kite or we can provide one for you. Come on out and enjoy the fun and hopefully some wind.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!



September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month, and this is the 16th anniversary of the Wauconda Area Library's partnership with district businesses. Your library card is key to freebies and discounts at over 150 participating businesses throughout the month of September.


View a list of participating businesses and offers.


Check out and spin is back! 


The popular spinning wheel has returned for the month of September for our National Library Card Sign-Up celebration! Use the self-check out and spin the wheel for a special prize. 


Other September incentives @ Wauconda Area Library:

All replacement cards are free during September.

Update your email address or sign up for email notifications for a free library pen.

Bring a friend to get a library card and get a Culver's Free Scoop token.

Pick up a booklet with the local business incentives.

 For kids


Show us your library card and self-checkout receipt each time you visit the Children's department during September for chances to win gift baskets stuffed with books, goodies, and delightful surprises! 


Wauconda Cruise Night


September 16, 2014


Attention Classic Car Enthusiasts!  Are you ready for Wauconda's very own Cruise Night each month? 


Join us downtown for Cruise Nights on Main Street between Route 176 and Bangs Street from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.  BGV Motorsports has been hired to manage the events scheduled for the third Tuesday in July, August and September.  Don't forget to stop in and say hi to our local merchants that are making this event possible.  

 For questions, contact Steven Howorka of BGV Motorsports at 847-235-6528 (president@bgvmotorsports.com) or online at www.bgvmotorsports.com.    

Wauconda Farmers' Market

Thursday June 26 - October 9, 2014
on Main Street


Market vendors  are ready to supply you with a variety of fresh produce, unique gifts, specialty food products, and, to add to the fun, themed events make the market fun for the entire family!  

Wauconda has partnered with the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County to provide more recycling opportunities. The Wauconda Textile Recycling Bin was delivered on Friday, April 18th.  The bin is located at Public Works adjacent to the electronics recycling bin.  


It is estimated that nearly 85% of all clothing and textiles end up in landfills in the U.S. today. Textile and clothing waste is a significant problem in our country. It is estimated that anywhere from 5-10% of all waste that is sent to municipal landfills is comprised of textiles. Let's do our part to recycle these clothing items and save our landfill space.


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