75 Seventh St., Racine Wisconsin 53403
Racine Public Library, serving an area of 147,000 residents, has a collection of 260,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 13,200 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 7,200 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 54 employees, of whom 16 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library, plus 2 bookmobiles. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $420,000. Patrons make 440,000 visits annually, and check out materials 1,000,000 times. Fifty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.
Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Delavan) Aram Public Library
(Pewaukee) Barbara Sanborn Public Library
(Williams Bay) Barrett Memorial Library
(Big Bend) Big Bend Village Library
(Brown Deer) Brown Deer Public Library
(Harvard) Delos F. Diggins Library
11/19 Coming to The Racine area
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Montello's Fish-n-Fun Montello WI May3-5 Fly over the city in a helicopter, paddle down the Fox River like Marquette and Joliet in a guided canoe, munch on cotton candy between thrilling carnival rides, send the kids fishing with the pros on Montello Lake.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.