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Saying Yes to Your Story: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander Wednesday, February 8 at 7:00 pm Join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation with award-winning children’s and young adult author and poet, Kwame Alexander. Kwame will share ways to say yes to your story and persist in the face of rejection as he

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

Summer Reading Club 2022

June 1-July 31 Adults: Try one of our challenge cards: read a title recommended by a friend or librarian, a biography or memoir, or other genre, watch something from one of our downloadable resources, or attend a program. Completed cards will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Fuller House gift card.  Teens (Grades

Junior Advisory Board Application Open!

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. JAB’s goal is to enhance the

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. Call 630.570.4002 or email to schedule an appointment with one of our staff notaries. Guidelines: Bring a current photo ID with a signature, issued by a U.S. state or federal government. Do not sign or date documents ahead of time. They must

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

 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. More on the state mandate here. Staff and visitors are welcome to continue wearing masks and all decisions

Board Vacancies Filled

On August 17, the Hinsdale Public Library Board of Trustees appointed Megan Mikhail and Denise Wong to the Library Board. The new trustees will serve until the next Consolidated Election in April 2023. The Board solicited applications for prospective trustees in June and interviewed candidates in July. “The board was gratified by the number and