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Mystery Book Bag

Tuesday, August 31st

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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

Tuesday, August 31st

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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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Pop-Up at the Library

Tuesday, July 27th

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Stop by the Library for fun activities. Tuesday, July 26, Quilling or Make a Porcupine

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Break-In Bags

Thursday, July 29th

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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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Coding for Kids Workshop

Thursday, August 5th

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this hour-long workshop, we’ll introduce children to topics in coding and computer science, including artificial intelligence and augmented reality. This workshop is brought to you by Code Your Chances, a non-profit organization dedicated to making STEM education more accessible to young girls. However, children of any gender are welcome to join! Ages 7-12. Limit 12.

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VIRTUAL: Read to the Dogs

Wednesday, August 11th

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet with a trained therapy pet for a 15-minute reading session on Zoom. Read a book or two to a fluffy friend to get practice reading aloud. The dogs and their handlers have undergone training in reading education in addition to extensive animal-assisted therapy training. Presented with Hinsdale Humane Society.

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Take Home Crafts: Toddlers and Preschool

Friday, August 13th

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Register once a month to receive a pre-packaged activity. Crafts will be ready for curbside or in-library pick up on the second Friday of the month.

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Take Home Crafts: Kindergarten-Grade 2

Friday, August 13th

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Register once a month to receive a pre-packaged activity. Crafts will be ready for curbside or in-library pick up on the second Friday of the month.

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Take Home Crafts: Grades 3-5

Friday, August 13th

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Register once a month to receive a pre-packaged craft. Crafts will be ready for curbside or in-library pick up on the second Friday of the month.

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The Picture Book Club

Thursday, August 19th

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

We will be sharing some of the best picture books each month! Recommended for grades PreK-3. Limit 10.

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HPL Book Box Jr.

Friday, August 20th

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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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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.

Downloadables

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.