Fremont Library is Open!
- Curbside services for printing and material pick-ups are still available, and most of our programs have an online option.
- A valid library card number is required to log onto a computer. Sessions are 2 hours.
Study Rooms are now open!
We kindly ask that you wear a mask
- While Lake County is at high risk of community transmission of COVID-19, we ask all patrons to please wear a mask while inside the building.
The Executive Order from the Governor of Illinois states:
Section 1: Face covering requirements for individuals.
Beginning on Monday, August 30, 2021, all individuals in Illinois who are age two or over and able to medically tolerate a face covering (a mask or cloth face covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when in an indoor public place. Illinoisans should also consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities that involve close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
Face coverings may be removed temporarily while actively eating or drinking (including in bars or restaurants), and may be removed by workers at workplaces when they can consistently maintain six feet of distance (such as when workers are in their office or cubicle space).
All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, shall continue to be required to wear a face covering (1) on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation and in transportation hubs such as airports and train and bus stations; (2) in congregate facilities such as correctional facilities and homeless shelters; and (3) in healthcare settings.
How it works:
- After you've placed your hold, wait for a call, text or email from the library that your holds are ready
- Come to the library and park in a Curbside Pick-Up Spot
- Call the number on the sign
- Give us your information
- Pick your trunk, open window or ledge for delivery
- Receive your items and enjoy!
For Coronavirus Resources, visit our Social Services page.
The Board of Trustees and the staff of the Fremont Public Library welcome you to your public library. We take pride in our current mission to Engage the Community, Inspire Creativity and Enrich Minds.
The Fremont Public Library District encompasses parts of Mundelein, Grayslake, Hawthorn Woods, Libertyville, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, and Wauconda. For more information about getting a library card or to see if you are in our district, click here.
The idea for a library in Fremont Township was born on April 5, 1955, when the residents of Fremont Township voted to create a “Free Public Library”. On December 2, 1955, the Fremont Township Public Library opened for business in a rented storefront located at the corner of Lake Street and Park Avenue in the village of Mundelein with a collection of approximately 6,000 items. The library was open from 2 pm-5 pm, Monday through Saturday, and library service was provided by one librarian, Miriam Peaco, and a group of volunteers.
Since then the library has continued to grow. In 1972 the Fremont Public Library District was formed as an independent taxing body, making Fremont the first library in Illinois to convert from a township library to a district library. In 1986 a remodeling project increased the library building on Lake Street to 13,800 square feet. In 1998 voters approved construction of a new library facility on land donated by Town & Country Builders to the Village of Mundelein. The village then donated the land to the library district.
The current building on 1170 N. Midlothian Road opened its doors in 2001 but with limited hours as the voters did not approve an operating increase. However, through natural growth of the district and good stewardship of funds and tax dollars, the library was able to gradually open to regular operating hours, a knowledgeable and friendly staff that provides wonderful programs and helpful services to the community.
As we continue into the 21st Century, the library continues to adapt to changes in society. Helping the community get through recessions, pandemics, and rapid changes in technology through classes, services, programs and changes to the interior of the library space.
We added a new circulation desk and opened up a bigger Audio Visual area in 2011, remodeled the Youth Services department in 2015, and just underwent a large-scale lighting project to change all the fixtures to be brighter and more economical. Our current Board of Trustees is embarking on a new strategic direction which will drive our remodeling and service decisions into the next 5 years.