Meet a Member: Evergreen Park Public Library

Evergreen Park Public Library sign that reads 'Check out our tech-lending library'

If you think the Evergreen Park Public Library is just a building with books, you have a lot to learn. Our public library is a friendly, welcoming place that is filled with wonderful resources available to everyone.

The library promotes lifelong learning and enriches the quality of life in Evergreen Park through its materials and services. If you are looking for a particular book or curious about a topic, the helpful staff can direct you.

You may not realize that the library offers a variety of items that you can check out. You can borrow vinyl records, bird watching kids, disc golf sets, eBooks, wifi hotspots, laptops, and more!

The library also has four study rooms and additional community meeting spaces that patrons can reserve. It truly is a fantastic community resource!

About the Library

The library opened its doors in 1944 in a WPA-era building behind the Village Hall after residents and Village officials held a fund raiser and donation drive. The library quickly ran out of space and moved to a storefront at 95th Street and Homan Avenue before finding a permanent home at 94th Street and Troy Avenue in 1957, where it remains today.

A library addition was completed in 1976, and the space was renovated in 2006. Today it is home to more than 58,000 items and a variety of community spaces, including meeting and study rooms, a computer lab, teen area, and a quiet reading room.