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New Intergrated Library System Installation
The Highwood Public Library is currently in the process of upgrading its current library software from Follett to Biblionix' Apollo software.  This means that certain functions - namely access to the library's catalog and patron access to their library accounts - will not be functional until after the Apollo software is installed.  We are planning to have everything up and running by the opening of the library on Saturday morning at 10:00 am.  Please note that the library will be open its normal hours during the upgrade.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, but are looking forward to the new system and the new features that will be available to patrons through the use of the software.  Please check this website or contact the library to find out about the features as we are able to make them available.

YA Room Construction
Work has begun in the Young Adult Room of the library so this part of the library is currently not open to the public.  This does not mean that patrons cannot get materials from that area though.  If the items you are looking for are located in the YA Room please let the Circulation Desk staff know and they can either get the materials for you or bring you to the room so you can browse the stacks with the staff person present.  Either way we'll do our best to make sure you get the items you need.  Thanks for your patience during the construction.
East Building Renovation Update
Construction in the East Building of the library has switched into high gear during the past months.  We have corrected all the issues that have been hindering the project and things are really starting to shape up nicely.  The walls have been put up, patched and painted.  The ductwork for the HVAC system is installed and operational.  The electrical work is completed and the fire alarm equipment for the building should be installed before the end of this month.  The doorway for the main entrance has been installed.  Lastly, both bathrooms have been tiled and are ready for the plumbing fixtures to be connected.  The goal at this time is to have everything ready for use in early Fall.  Thanks for all your patience.
Books for Sale - Help Support Our Library
Volume I and Volume II of the Highwood Highlife cookbook - for sale at the library. Our cookbooks are perfect for hostess, teacher, new bride gifts, or just a treat for yourself.  Cook up some new recipes from local chefs and residents of surrounding communities, who have contributed over 800 recipes.  Book covers feature local artist  Babe Galassini's whimsical and colorful oils of fruit and flora.
-   One book costs $15; Two books are $25..
Through the generous underwriting by US Bank, all proceeds benefit the library's resources and programming fund.