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The Cook Memorial Public Library District is proud to serve our diverse community of 60,000 residents. Whether at the Cook Park Library in Libertyville, Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills, Bookmobile, or online, our team strives to provide innovative and creative services. We honor our responsibility of being good stewards of public funds by providing resources and experiences that educate, enrich, and inspire.



On behalf of the Library Board of Trustees and staff, it’s our pleasure to serve you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any comments or questions about the library.

David Archer | Library Director


Mission Statement

Through dedicated personal service, we connect our diverse community to resources and experiences that educate, enrich, and inspire.
Read full Mission and Purpose Statement


Strategic Plan: The Library’s Roadmap 2015-18

In 2014, we asked you how we’re doing, how we can do better, and what’s important. Your feedback was supplemented by census data, interviews, and focus groups to develop a strategic plan from 2015 to 2018.  


From the early stages of the plan, our goal has been to allocate financial and human resources to provide services and collections that meet or exceed the needs, wants, and expectations of the communities we serve.


Read a brief summary of the initiatives that Library staff and trustees have completed over the past several years.