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Chinese Readers Theater

Sunday, March 8th

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come join us for an afternoon of reading and acting out classic Chinese stories. We will spend the first half learning and practicing our story and the second half performing on stage and enjoying snacks!  


Featured Event

Illustration and Writing Workshop with Jarrett Lerner

Thursday, March 12th

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join author-illustrator Jarrett Lerner for a crash course in both writing and illustrating stories. Jarrett will provide tips and techniques to boost kids’ writing and drawing confidence and improve their skills, and will share strategies for generating story ideas. Make sure to bring a notebook or sketchbook and your preferred writing and drawing tools, as kids


Featured Event

HPL Book Box Jr.

Friday, March 13th

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Our Book Box is now available for kids in grades 4 and 5! Subscribers will enjoy a pre-selected newly released book and other fun bookish treats each month. Tell us which genres you enjoy most when you subscribe. Register now to receive a box for the month February. Collect box within one week of pick


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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Saturday, March 14th

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Catch the luck of the Irish with fun activities for the whole family.


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Programming for Scouts: Brownie Coding Basics

Tuesday, March 17th

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Attention Brownie troop members! Complete the requirements for the Brownie Coding Basics badge with help from library staff. Limit 25.


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Putting the “A” in S.T.E.A.M.

Saturday, March 21st

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how art and science intersect by creating a piece of art.


Featured Event

Block Party

Sunday, March 22nd

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come party with us and build, build, build! From wooden blocks to LEGOs, we will have blocks of all shapes and sizes for kids to play with. No registration required.


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Game Time!

Sunday, March 22nd

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of tabletop games! A selection of board and card games will be provided by the Library.


Featured Event

Daddy Day

Saturday, March 28th

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Dads: Enjoy donuts, coffee, and spending time with your kids at the Library. Kids: Have fun with a huge Hot Wheels track, Legos, and different activities each Daddy Day.


Featured Event

Story Stroll

Tuesday, March 31st

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come read I Took My Frog to the Library while walking through the Youth and Young Adult Services Department. Finish the stroll and receive a small prize. The Story Stroll path opens March 1.    


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 Awards 2020

Rebecca Caudill Awards 2020

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.