Library Lovers Expedition

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Library Lovers Expedition, February 1-28

During February, McHenry County Libraries are encouraging residents to get out and discover the wealth of resources available in county libraries. To celebrate Library Lovers Month, the McHenry County Library Lover’s Expedition begins February 1 and is open to all residents of the county and surrounding areas.

Every library in McHenry County offers materials to check out, but their offerings are not limited to books and movies. Visitors participating in the Library Lovers Expedition can play skee ball, complete scavenger hunts, browse a 100-year-old butterfly collection, say hello to library cats or fish, and so much more.

  • A library card is not required to participate.
  • Participants can register at any of the 11 participating libraries where they will receive a passport listing the libraries to visit, a lanyard and a button unique to that library.
  • Libraries may be visited in any order.
  • At each library, participants should present their passport for it to be stamped and to receive another button, collecting a total of 11 unique buttons.
  • Upon completing the Expedition, participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of 11 baskets containing gift cards from local McHenry County businesses.

Participating libraries include Algonquin Public Library, Cary Area Public Library, Crystal Lake Public Library, Harvard Diggins Library, Huntley Area Public Library (reopens Feb. 7), Johnsburg Public Library, Marengo Union Library District, Nippersink Public Library, River East Public Library, Wauconda Area Public Library, and Woodstock Public Library. The program ends February 28. Gift basket winners will be notified beginning March 7.