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Public Library Days

PHOTO: Lenhardt Library

Come explore the hidden gems in this special library with your public library!

Guided program:

2 p.m. Gather in the Lenhardt Library, located in the Regenstein Center
2 – 2:30 p.m. Welcome, Lenhardt Library tour, Gallery talk on the library exhibition
2:30 – 3 p.m. View specially chosen rare books  (ages 10 and over) 
3 – 9 p.m. Explore all that the Chicago Botanic Garden has to offer

How to participate:

  • This program is only available for specific public libraries.
  • Register for this program at your public library. Registration is limited to 40 individuals.
  • On the specified day, from 1 to 2 p.m., show your public library card at the Chicago Botanic Garden Gatehouse, give your registered name, and your parking cost will be waived.
  • Admission to the Chicago Botanic Garden is always free—365 days a year.

2016 Schedule

  • June 7 Indian Trails Public Library District
  • June 21 Three Rivers Public Library District
  • June 28 Bartlett Public Library District
  • July 12 Helen Plum Library
  • July 19 Cortland Community Library
  • July 26 Heyworth Public Library
  • August 2 River Grove Public Library
  • August 9  Green Hills Public Library

PAST PUBLIC LIBRARY PARTICIPANTS

If your public library is not listed, ask for this program at your public library!

May 3, 2015: Westchester Public Library
June 9, 2015: Oak Park Public Library
July 12, 2015: Blue Island Public Library
August 16, 2015: Des Plaines Public Library
September 20, 2015: Lincolnwood Public Library District
May 18, 2014: Chicago Public Library–Edgebrook Branch
June 22, 2014: Arlington Heights Public Library
July 27, 2014: Vernon Area Public Library District
August 24, 2014: Carol Stream Public Library
September 14, 2014: Niles Public Library
October 19, 2014: Lake Villa District Library
May 5, 2013: North Chicago Public Library
June 9, 2013: Ela Area Public Library
July 14, 2013: Northbrook Public Library
August 18, 2013: Palatine Public Library
September 22, 2013: Glenview Public Library
May 6, 2012: Evanston Public Library
May 20, 2012: Glencoe Public Library
June 3, 2012: Waukegan Public Library
August 5, 2012: Skokie Public Library
August 19, 2012: Highland Park Public Library
August 26, 2012: Wilmette Public Library
June 12, 2011: Deerfield Public Library