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Strategic Plan 2023-25

Strategic Plan 2023-25

In early 2022, Hinsdale Public Library’s Board of Trustees and its Strategic Planning Committee set out to create a vision for the Library and how it can best serve the community over the next three years and beyond. What did we find? Read the full plan here. Want the highlights? View the brochure here.

2022: A Return to ‘Normal’

For everyone at the Hinsdale Public Library, 2022 brought a welcome return of the things we love best: in-person events, answering questions at the help desks, the hum of activity during finals week and, mostly, seeing you back in the stacks or in our study rooms. Post-pandemic, our book circulation and patron visits to the

Illinois Libraries Present

Danny Trejo Talks Tacos, Hollywood, & Redemption Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 pm Actor, author, and restaurateur Danny Trejo will discuss how he developed a prolific career in the entertainment industry with a hard-earned and atypical road to success. From years of imprisonment to helping troubled youth battle drug addictions, from acting to producing, and

100 Books Before High School

A Reading Challenge for 6th-8th Graders 100 books seems like a lot! How will I have time to read that many?We don’t expect you to complete this program in a week, a month, or even a year. Sign up now and read at your own pace. How do I keep track of the books read?Track

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

Hinsdale’s Movable Feast

Fall Reading ProgramOctober 1-31 Great books and great food go hand-in-hand which is why our new fall reading program pairs local restaurants with mouthwatering books and movies. To participate: Pick up a Movable Feast Menu at the Library starting October 1 or view it here. Participating restaurants and their matching books and movies will be

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

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