November at Waukegan Public Library

Helping Waukegan students succeed


I am excited to work with the students in our Homework Help program every day. Our afterschool program was created to help students do well in school today and develop the tools they need to be successful in the future.


I love seeing how this program not only helps students but the whole family as well. When parents first come in, we see their concern and frustration for many reasons. Some don't have the time to help; others simply are not able to help because they do not know the material. One parent told us that she was concerned that her daughter was going  to fall too far behind because it took her hours to do her homework every day. After coming to one Homework Help session, I realized that her daughter had been too distracted at home to pay attention, but was able to complete her homework assignments easily when she could concentrate in quiet.


Our Homework Help program is an extra hand for parents. We help students brainstorm answers, think aloud or even be creative. The tutors are Waukegan high school volunteers who are positive and ambitious and make students feel comfortable. Waukegan students are helping Waukegan students to succeed.


Is your child struggling? We can help.
Homework Help is open Mondays-Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

I hope to see you there!  


Martha Velasquez
Children's Clerk and Homework Help Coordinator
Waukegan Public Library
November Program Spotlight 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party

The much anticipated seventh book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, The Third Wheel, will be released on November 13. According to an author interview on, Jeff Kinney said, "I wanted to write a story about the funny parts of growing up and none of the serious parts. I had a pretty ordinary childhood, but lots of humorous stuff happened along the way. So, I decided to write a book about what it was really like to be a kid, or at least what it was like for me." Join us for a Wimpy Kid release party on November 19 at 5 pm, complete with wimpy games, trivia, and much more. 3rd-5th graders welcome. Registration is required.

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Waukegan Public Library
128 North County Street
Waukegan, IL
(847) 623-2041
Mon-Wed 10am-8pm
Thu-Fri 10am-6pm
Sat-Sun 1pm-5pm

Hinkston Park Branch
800 North Baldwin Avenue
Waukegan, IL
(847) 263-8077
Mon-Thu 10am-8pm
Fri-Sat 1pm-5pm

November Closures
November 9 - Staff Day
November 22 & 23 - Thanksgiving

Quick Links
Board of Trustees 
Charmaine Harris, Ph.D.

C. Myra Gaytan-Morales


John Stein

Jerry Aguilera
Jacqueline E. Herrera Giron, Esq.
Jesus Ruíz
Megan Spaur
Verna Wilson
Pete Zaragoza

Richard Lee
Executive Director
November Programs and Classes

Ages 0-5

Ages 6-12

Sensational Sixes and Sevens: Build a Castle 

Game Time!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party


Ages 13-18

Deck Out Your Journal


Grades K-12 

Homework Help

Youth Digital Divide Free Computer Classes 



Digital Divide Free Computer Classes 

Digital Divide Open Computer Lab

Adult Drop-In Tutoring and Computer Lab 

Bound to Please Book Club 

Conversational ESL 

HACES, Citizenship Interview Preparation Classes 

Leamos: Spanish Computer Classes 

Job Search and Resume Help Lab  

Literacy Education: ABE 



ESL Family Literacy Class 

Family Literacy Class: ABE 


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