The Studio will be closed on Friday, July 26 to upgrade the lighting.

Who We Are

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Our Mission

The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District is a community resource for the advancement of knowledge, and a provider of innovative and informative cultural enrichment for all ages.

Our Vision

We aspire to be a recognized leader and collaborative partner in our communities, and an innovator in library best practices.

Guiding Principles

The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District (WNPLD) provides library services to all residents of Winnetka and Northfield, IL using the Illinois Library Association’s Serving Our Public 4.0: Standards for Libraries as a guide.

Our History

In 1884, the Winnetka Public Library was established to serve the intellectual, cultural, and recreational needs of the community. The library converted from a village department to a separate governmental unit in 1974 in order to include Northfield in its tax supported service area. While Kenilworth is not part of the Library District, its residents have been served through a contractual agreement since 1984.

Strategic Plan

As part of our commitment to being responsive to our community, we have embarked on a Strategic Plan that will guide our library district. The plan contains valuable information about our community and allows us to focus our efforts, time, and resources in ways that add value to the patrons we serve.

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