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Mystery Book Bag

Wednesday, June 30th

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Mystery Book Bags: Request a bag of surprise books. Our librarians will find the perfect title for you! Just fill out this form: bit.ly/HPLBOOKBAG Birth – Teens

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Fact Packs

Wednesday, June 30th

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Sign up to get a bag of varied informational books to supplement remote learning, train for trivia contests, or to awe and inspire your friends with your knowledge. Perfect for the whole family — children’s non-fiction books are a great way for teens and adults to learn as well! Request a Fact Pack here: https://forms.gle/W3oU2GuR95RrzR7z9

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Silhouette Art

Tuesday, June 15th

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Grades 3 – 5. Make a silhouette artwork using strips of magazines. Registration required. Limit 10.

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Silhouette Art

Tuesday, June 15th

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Grades 3 – 5. Make a silhouette artwork using strips of magazines. Registration required. Limit 10.

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The Picture Book Club

Thursday, June 17th

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

We will be sharing some of the best picture books each month! Read along by reserving a print copy at the Library. See event page for each month’s read alouds. Recommended for grades PreK-3. Limit 10.

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HPL Book Box Jr.

Friday, June 18th

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Subscribe to the Library’s book box and enjoy a pre-selected middle grade chapter book and fun surprises each month. Choose your preferred genre when you register. Register once to receive a box on June 18, July 16, August 20.

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Break-In Bags

Wednesday, June 23rd

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Think mini-escape room in a bag form. But instead of trying to break out, you break in. Solve the puzzles and break into your bag filled with prizes.

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VIRTUAL: Harry Potter Book Club

Monday, June 28th

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Discuss Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with your very own copy that you get to keep! Pick your book and book club kit up by June 21. Please provide an email address during registration.

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HPL Summer Reading Clubs

Saturday, July 31st

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June 7-July 31: Kids, teens, and adults are challenged to track the time they spend reading to earn prizes!

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Phase 5 Mask Update

Tuesday, August 31st

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Summer is our busiest time for younger visitors which is why we are reserving a couple hours a day when we ask everyone to wear a mask. Please help us keep everyone safe by following these guidelines: 9am-11am: Masks REQUIRED for ALL All other hours: Masks REQUIRED for UNVACCINATED visitors; masks RECOMMENDED for all  

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New for kids...

Adventure to new places with our reading lists.

From award winners to school reading lists, we have the best collection of books and media in town

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Bluestem Award List 2022

Caudill Awards 2021

Discover our eLearning Support Materials

Getting started with eLearning? Take a peek at some of the resources the Library has to support learning at home.

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Enrichment Books

Find great materials to help you plan and expand your at-home activities.

Digital Resources

Databases

Use these specialized databases to go deep on your favorite subjects or find sources for your project s from home.

Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks

Books You Can Access Anytime

Looking for a book for Sustained Silent Reading or a book report? Browse the Library’s collection of thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Bring the library to you!

Host a visit from library staff for great book recommendations, a 3D printer demonstration, or help with a research project. If you have any questions contact us at youth@hinsdalelibrary.info or 630-986-1976.

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Print Resources

District 181 and Saint Isaac Jogues School Textbooks

Forgot your textbook at school? The library keeps a copy of all District 181 and Saint Isaac Jogues textbooks for in-library use.

School Reading Lists

Whether it's the Bluestem, Caudill, or Battle of the Books the library has multiple copies of every book on the list.

Book Recommendations

Not sure what to read next or stumped by your teacher’s required genre reading list? Stop in and ask a staff member to help you find a great book or fill out a Book Match form to get a list of recommendations emailed to you

Online Resources

Databases

Need to find a couple of sources for your research paper? Use our databases to search newspapers, encyclopedias and more.

In-Library Services

Study Rooms

The library offers study rooms for you to book if you need a quiet place to study or a location your entire group can gather.

Technology

The library offers Apple computers and wireless printing as well as free Wi-Fi. Friendly staff will help you with any tech issues.