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Mystery Book Bag

Sunday, October 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

Sunday, October 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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Pumpkin Painting

Thursday, September 30th

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Paint and decorate a mini pumpkin and enter our pumpkin pageant. Registration required. Limit 20.

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Who Would Win Kits

Monday, October 4th

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You love the Who Would Win Book series and now you get to be the author. Use the booklet provided in your kit to create your own ultimate critter showdown! Pick the two animals you would like to fight, research about your animals, decide what their fight would look like and ultimately….WHO WOULD WIN!

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School’s Out Scavenger Hunt

Monday, October 11th

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

No school today, stop by the Library for a scavenger hunt. Find the hidden pictures, solve the puzzle and win a prize.

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VIRTUAL: Read to the Dogs

Wednesday, October 13th

3:30 pm - 4:30 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 Kit: Fall Leaf Creations

Thursday, October 14th

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Get creative by making your own leaf masterpiece with this take home kit. Registration required. Limit 20.

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HPL Book Box Jr.

Friday, October 15th

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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 October and November. Limit 30.

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Take Home S.T.E.A.M. Zipline

Wednesday, October 20th

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This excellent educational activity is a hands-on way for budding scientists to learn basic STEM elements, specifically gravity and engineering. Limit 48.

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VIRTUAL: Monarch 2022 Read Aloud

Thursday, October 21st

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come join us as we share some of our favorite Monarch 2022 winners. Please include email address when registering. Limit 20.  

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VIRTUAL: Halloween Monster Party

Thursday, October 28th

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Did you ever want to party with a monster you created? Here is your chance. Dress up in your Halloween costume and join us on Zoom to celebrate Halloween with your new monster friend. Pick up you monster kit and special activities bag starting October 21. Registration required. Limit 40.

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VIRTUAL: Family BINGO Boogie

Thursday, October 28th

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! Bingo cards and Zoom links will be emailed to you prior to the event.

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Building Guidelines

Thursday, September 30th

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Masks are required for all visitors. Thank you for helping keep the community safe.  

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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.