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Featured Event

Make a Mini Pop-Up Book

Wednesday, October 3

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Make sure you register to make your own mini pop-up book to take home! Caregiver participation required. Limit 15 children. NOTE: The newsletter lists a different time. Please note the correct time is 4p-5p.


Featured Event

Putting the “M” in STEM

Saturday, October 6

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Math can be fun! Come and explore the wonders of math. No registration required.


Featured Event

Fall Catapults

Monday, October 8

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Construct catapults and test out your building prowess with fall themed projectiles. Take home your catapults to continue the fun!


Featured Event

READ with the Hinsdale Humane Society

Saturday, October 13

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Kindergartners through 4th graders meet with a trained therapy pet and its handler for 15-minute reading sessions.


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 Awards 2019

Rebecca Caudill Awards 2019

Discover our Curiosity Kits

Curiosity kits allow families the opportunity to check out a backpack that contains a fun activity or STEM kit plus a related non-fiction book. Write down your observations in the included notebook and see what other Hinsdaleans have written too.

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Life Sciences

Backyard Birding

Discover nature- in your own backyard. Use the included binoculars to watch and identify local birds.


Simple Circuits

What can electricity and circuits do? Make a bulb light up, send a propeller into the air, and make a buzzer sound at the touch of a button.

Physical Sciences

Engineering Kit

Build a humble house- or a skyscraper. Build with Magna Tiles and Play Stix and learn how architects and engineers build the buildings you see everyday.

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 or 630-986-1976.

Need homework help? Look no further!

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


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.


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