News & Announcements

Remote Printing Now Available

Printing to the library's public printers is now available for wifi and remote users. 

PrinteronWhether you are accessing the library's wifi on your own equipment or are at home you can send print jobs to the library's Reference Area Public Printer. The print job won't print until you are at the printer and enter your card number or name. To access or more information:  Print from Anywhere 

Print jobs must be retrieved within 12 hours or they will be deleted.

10 cents for grayscale / 50 cents for color. At this time, only letter-size, single-sided print jobs can be submitted.

Apps are available for tablets and smart devices.


April Events

Friday, April 10 - Library will be closed for staff training and a computer software upgrade.

Friday, April 17 - Friends of WPL Book Sale



Wednesday, April 22, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at the Woodstock Opera House

The City of Woodstock and the Urban Land Institute Chicago District Council (ULI Chicago) invite you to the public presentation to share recommendations for the reuse of the Old McHenry County Courthouse and the Sheriff’s House based on a two-day, technical assistance panel conducted in March of this year. The presentation is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Swasti Shah, Director of Community Engagement, ULI Chicago, at 773-549-4972 or

Library Happenings


 It is almost time for Mini Links!

This popular once-a-year event transforms the Woodstock Public Library into a 18-hole miniature golf course. Swing your putter and hit a golf ball on an intricate course that runs through all three floors of the library.

Each hole has a theme put together by a local sponsor. Our sponsors created some delightfully challenging holes last year, and this year they promise even better fun!

Kids, parents, and grandparents love to play together, and some friendly competition even arises as all ages try to hit tricky shots like the "elevator hole" and the ever-popular water hole. Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults and may be purchased at the door. Mini Links  will be on Saturday, March 14 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tickets for Library After Dark are on sale at the front desk - Experience the fun of Mini Links while relaxing with a glass of wine or beer and appetizers. Must be 21 years or older to attend. $25/person. Advance Ticket Sales Only.  Library After Dark will be on Friday, March 13 7-9 p.m.

Bark for Books 

Saturdays/February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16

10:00-11:30 a.m. 

Children need some reading practice? Read to a Dog! Dogs are great listeners and they can listen in any language. Held in the Story Room every third Saturday of the Month. Sign up at the Children’s Desk starting at 9:00 a.m.  


Library Logo Contest

Logo Contest

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries. It was great to see the many different ways the artists 'envisioned' the library through a logo. 

The winners of the logo contest were selected on Saturday, December 6 by a select panel of judges:

Scott Stantis, Chicago Tribune political cartoonist;

Brian Sager, Mayor of the City of Woodstock; Kathy Weber, Local area artist

The Winners:

Logo Contest Winners



Honoring Our Veterans

Veterans Day

Honoring Our Veterans

Displayed in the photograph are the Thank You cards created by storytime participants that were sent to Hines Veterans Hospital. On display in the library is also the "We Applaud Our Veterans" panels that customers and staff wrote the names of family and friends who have served in the military.

Watch the rare silent film footage of the 1919 Homecoming Celebration of McHenry County's Servicemen on the Woodstock Square. 

Honoring Woodstock's Own - photographs from the Illinois National Guard Delta Company Homecoming in July 2009 and still photographs of the 1919 homecoming. 


Friends of Woodstock Public Library Fall Plant Sale

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped during this year's Fall Plant Sale!


Fall Happenings at the Library


Dias De Los Muertos Display

Dual Language 8th Grade classes from Creekside & Northwood Middle Schools provided our Dias de los Muertos altars. The Northwood altar is dedicated to the Mexican Literature Nobel Prize Ocatvio Paz, who passed away in 1998.Besides some of Paz's mementos, like photos, books, poems, etc, the altar also contains some of the typical "ofrendas" like marigolds (cempasuchitl), sugar skulls, decorated skulls, perforated paper garlands, or the effigy of Catrina, a female skeleton that has become an icon for Dia de los Muertos.


Anime Art Show

The Anime Art Show is BACK. Submit original art or fan art, there will prizes in both categories. Submissions accepted from November 10 - November 26. Art will be on display through December 7.  Grades 6-12. Submission forms are available in the library or here.

Follow Us on Instagram

Kate, our YA librarian has created an Instagram blog - give us a follow and see what develops in the YA Area.


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School Supply Drive

District 200 students are collecting school supplies on July 31 and August 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. outside the Woodstock 

Wal Mart. Please consider making a donation to help a child in need. Thank you! Familiesin need should contact their school's principals about receiving the donated supplies.



Summer in the Park

summer in the parkIt is time for Summer in the Park! A weekend filled with fun, food, games for the whole family.

Friday, July 18

Summer Music in the Park 7:00-11:00 p.m. 

Free Concert featuring singer, song-writer, and recording artist Rick Monroe and the popular Wisconsin-based group Chasin’ Mason

Food Court & Beer Garden open at 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday, July 19

Summer at the Pool 11:00AM – 4:00 p.m.

A special day at Woodstock Waterworks ~ $4.00 Admission & special fun & games

Sunday, July 20

 Summer Fun in the Park begins at Noon. A day full of food, entertainment, and fun for all ages – most activities free. Click here for a complete schedule.

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