Serving the community since 1906, The Whiting Public Library is a service institution. It seeks to inform, educate, entertain, and culturally enrich the entire community by providing books, services, and other library materials free for all to use.
Mon–Thurs 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Sundays
News & Events
Patron Appreciation Day
The Whiting Public Library’s patrons are out of this world, and we would like to show our appreciation on Saturday, August 24th from 12 – 4 p.m. We will be providing free food and entertainment all afternoon. There will be a petting zoo, mobile escape room, raffles, library tutorials, and much more. Please stop by the library on August 24th and join us for a day full of fun!
Bunco Night at the Whiting Public Library
The Whiting Public Library will be holding its second annual Bunco Night on Thursday, August 29th at 6 p.m. The event is free to attend and the winner will receive a prize. You don’t need to know how to play Bunco to attend. Just show up get ready to have a lot of fun. Please call the Whiting Public Library at 659-0269 x110 or x113 to register for this free program.
The Library Just Got Better
The Whiting Public Library has just purchased four databases that will help you with all of your travel needs. AtoZ World Food has thousands of international recipes to wet your appetite, AtoZ World Travel will help you plan your dream vacation, Global Road Warrior is perfect to learn about a country’s culture and traditions, and Mango Languages is a step-by-step course to help you learn over 70 foreign languages.
The Story of the S.S. Eastland
On Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Whiting Public Library, actor, Terrence Lynch, will portray Ollie Sanders, a Western Electric employee, who was an eyewitness to the S.S. Eastland disaster. Relieve the events, aftermath, and ongoing legends that surround the sinking of the “Speed Queen of the Great Lakes” on the Chicago River on July 24, 1915.