Library Lovers Expedition – 2024

February 1-March 30
All Ages
Your mission in 2024 is to explore 14 libraries in the McHenry County area!

Everyone is welcome, whether you have a library card or not. Register at any of the libraries, and you’ll receive a brochure/map with a brag tag. Then hit the road and visit the participating libraries (in any order) to see what fun they have to offer! You can check out books and materials (you may have to fill out paperwork to do so; please check each library’s circulation policies).

Collect a different brag tag at each library. Go to 12 of the 14 libraries and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of 14 gift baskets. The baskets are filled with gift cards from local businesses. Visit ALL 14 libraries, and you’ll have the chance to win an additional prize basket valued at $140! Winners will be drawn from among the sorted entries and notified by phone or email after April 8. Winners can pick up their prize baskets at Fox River Grove Memorial Library.

When you visit Crystal Lake Public Library, check out our immense collection of books, audiobooks, movies, music, games and more. Be sure to play the mini golf hole in Youth Services, where you can also do the scavenger hunt and make crafts at the Creation Station. Upstairs in Adult Services, participants can turn the crank on the Fun Fact-ory to get a clue that will lead to various fun facts hidden in the stacks.


Participating Libraries:

1. Algonquin Area Public Library
2600 Harnish Dr., Algonquin, IL 60102 | 847-458-6060

2. Barrington Area Library
505 N. Northwest Hwy., Barrington, IL 60010 | 847-382-1300

3. Cary Area Public Library
1606 Three Oaks Road, Cary, IL 60013 | 847-639-4210

4. Crystal Lake Public Library
126 W. Paddock St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815-459-1687

5. Fox Lake District Library
225 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake, IL 60020 | 847-587-0198

6. Fox River Grove Memorial Library
407 Lincoln Ave., Fox River Grove, IL 60021 | 847-639-2274

7. Harvard Diggins Library
900 E. McKinley St., Harvard, IL 60033 | 815-943-4671

8. Huntley Area Public Library
11000 Ruth Road, Huntley, IL 60142 | 847-669-5386

9. Johnsburg Public Library
3000 N. Johnsburg Road, Johnsburg, IL 60051 | 815-344-0077

10. Marengo-Union Library District
19714 East Grant Hwy., Marengo, IL 60152 | 815-568-8236

11. McHenry Public Library
809 Front St., McHenry, IL 60050 | 815-385-0036

12. River East Public Library
813 W. IL Route 120, McHenry, IL 60051 | 815-385-6303

13. Wauconda Area Public Library
801 N. Main St., Wauconda, IL 60084 | 847-526-6225

14. Woodstock Public Library
414 W. Judd St., Woodstock, IL 60098 | 815-338-0542