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Halloween at the Library

Halloween at the Library

Did you see our column in The Hinsdalean? Our staff is happy to find the perfect Halloween books for readers of any age! Ages 0-5 Grades K-2 Grades 3-5 Middle School High School Adults See more recommendations at the following lists:

Summer Reading Club 2023

June 1-July 31 Adults: Try one of our challenge cards: read widely, read fiction or nonfiction, watch a movie, or attend a program. Completed cards will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Fuller House gift card or a $50 Gone Grazy gift card.  Teens (Grades 6 – 12): Track the reading you do

Junior Advisory Board Application 2023

The 2023-24 application is now available! Calling all high school students! Are you interested in learning more about the Hinsdale Public Library and helping plan the kinds of programs you and your friends would enjoy? Consider joining our Junior Advisory Board. JAB members must commit to attending 7 of our 9 meetings and actively participate.

Illinois Libraries Present

Braiding Sweetgrass with Robin Wall Kimmerer Wednesday, June 21 at 7:00 pm This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the most important voices in the movement toward a more sustainable and equitable future. She will delve into her own experiences as a botanist, indigenous science professor, and environmental advocate, and offer insights

2023 Library Board Election Information

Six Hinsdale Public Library Board seats will be on the April 4, 2023 ballot. Three 2-year seats with terms ending in 2025 Three 4-year seats with terms ending in 2027 The Board of Trustees works with the Library’s Executive Director to establish library policies, develop the Library’s budget, and create long-range plans to address anticipated

New Catalog in March

The Library will transition to a new catalog on March 11. New features include a more accurate search with all formats in one result and title recommendations based on your ratings. Staff are happy to assist as you navigate the new layout. There are also helpful tutorials available here to show you how to use

Notary Services

Notary services are available at the Library by appointment. Some restrictions apply. Schedule an appointment online (link coming soon) or call 630.986.1976 to schedule an appointment with one of our staff notaries. Guidelines:

New Librarian-Moderated Author Series to Celebrate AAPI Voices

After a year that saw a disturbing rise in hate crimes directed at the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community, a new collaborative online speaker series is set to celebrate AAPI books, voices, cultures, and experiences. The series, AAPI Communities in Conversation, is a joint effort between the University of South Carolina’s Augusta Baker

Cook Up Holiday Memories

As the holiday season arrives, so do my childhood memories of baking in my family’s kitchen. Spending those moments together was always so exciting. I especially remember how important I felt when I got to help—following directions, measuring ingredients, testing new recipes, and eating the results! Now as an adult, I love spending this time

Library Services FAQ

This page was last updated in 2022 when service levels were still changing. Regular library services have resumed.   Library access Is the Library open? The Library is open: M-Th 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm Most regular library services have resumed. Indoor mask requirements in most public places, including the Library, have been lifted.