Nestled amid towering oaks is one of the best community resources in town, the Wood Dale Public Library District. Located at the intersection of Wood Dale Road and School Street, this hidden gem is one of the busiest medium-sized libraries in Illinois, drawing patrons from all over the suburban area.

Providing library service for more than 50 years, the facility offers patron-friendly services and programs for all ages, in a welcoming environment that makes everyone feel like they belong.

Entering the library is like exploring a grand lodge, similar to the lodge at Starved Rock State Park or the Grand Canyon. Under the tall, wood-beamed cathedral ceilings, discover items available for check-out, whether it is a print book or magazine, popular entertainment or educational DVDs and audiobooks.

Patrons who use mobile devices have access to thousands of items to stream or download from the library’s downloadable content collection featuring eBooks, movies, music, magazines and more. Use your iPad, Chromebook, tablet or mobile phone to keep connected to library resources 24/7.

The library also offers several services from its eResource collection to help improve your quality of life, whether it’s updating a resume, studying for an entrance exam or professional certification, researching family history, finding out the product rankings of that new purchase or taking an instructor-led six-week online course.

All services can be accessed at a library public access computer station, in-library use laptops or iPads or conveniently from the patron’s home or mobile location.

The Wood Dale Library each year offers more than 1,000 free enriching arts, culture and entertainment programs for all ages. Early learning workshops engage the youngest patrons and teens can socialize at fun-filled events. Whether it’s giggling and smiling on Thursday night at the Family Entertainment Night series, discovering new books and authors at one of the library’s book clubs, learning how to create a holiday centerpiece or visiting a mobile library event, patrons enjoy all the library has to offer while meeting library friends.