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VIRTUAL: Family BINGO Boogie

Thursday, January 27th

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on Zoom as we play a few rounds of BINGO and dance to some of our favorite tunes! Limit 20.


Featured Event

VIRTUAL: Monarch 2022 Read Aloud

Thursday, February 17th

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Listen to librarians reading from Monarch nominees on Zoom. Read along by reserving a print copy at the Library.


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HPL Book Box Jr.

Friday, February 18th

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Subscribe to the Library’s Book Box Jr. and enjoy a pre-selected middle grade chapter book and fun surprises each month. Choose your preferred genres when you register. Check the box on the registration page to sign up for December, January, and February. Limit 30.


Featured Event

Take Home Magic Watercolor Art

Monday, February 21st

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Watch your magical art piece turn from invisible to visible with watercolors–just like magic! You’ll be amazed by this take home kit. Registration required. Limit 25.


Featured Event

President’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Monday, February 21st

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Celebrate all presidents with a scavenger hunt that includes facts and fun symbols for you to find!


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.

See the Enrichment Materials

Enrichment Books

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

Digital Resources


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


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 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


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.