Writing the Next Chapter

Capital Campaign to Renovate & Transform

Highwood Public Library, supported by its Board of Trustees, has launched a major capital campaign to renovate its existing facility. The purpose of the campaign is to build an innovative and collaborative community anchor. More than a library, it will be a community center strengthening Highwood’s identity and bridging the gap between the demand and need for our services.

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Adult Area & Checkout

Converting our library into a bright and welcoming space for all visitors. Focused on better technology for adults, and expanding our Spanish language collection.

Early Childhood

Inviting, Colorful and Exciting for our youngest visitors. Designed specifically with our young readers and explorers in mind putting everything at their fingertips and a stage for story time and performing.

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Exhibition Gallery

This will be one of the most exciting areas of the library, exhibiting work from local partners. It'll be engaging and fun for young and old to explore.

Young Adult Center

Modern & Collaborative Workspace for our middle schoolers and high school students at the most important time in their studies. Providing tools, technology and support to help our young adults reach their potential.

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Community Center & Meeting Room

A functional and modern space for the community to meet for classes, lectures and special events.

Reimagining the Library

Writing a New Chapter will transform our sleepy library into an exciting educational and collaborative focal point of our Highwood community.


How to Help us Write a New Chapter

We need your help. To date, we have garnered support from foundations and other grantors, but we need to secure additional funds if we will be successful.  We have an aggressive goal of $1.5 million, and we’re confident we can meet that goal with a combination of grants and individual contributions. Please consider donating today. Thank you!

Thank you to our Donors


Chicago Community Trust

The Grainger Foundation


Highland Park Community Foundation

First Bank of Highland Park


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