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Library Materials Due June 3

Wednesday, June 3rd

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No items are due until June 3. PLEASE DO NOT return items to the Library or the book drop at this time. No fines will accrue.

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Library Closed: Virtual programs this summer

Wednesday, July 1st

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The Library will be CLOSED to the public until further notice. Curbside pickup is available for HPL cardholders 9am-12:45 pm Monday-Saturday. The book drop is open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday. Virtual programs are listed on our Events page.

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Take Home Crafts K-Grade 2

Monday, June 8th

9:00 am - 12:45 pm

Register at least one week prior to the pick-up date. We’ll contact you with pick-up instructions. Limit 30.

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VIRTUAL Camp Half-Blood Escape Room

Friday, July 31st

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Step into the world of Percy Jackson and solve puzzles to win an epic game of capture the flag at Camp Half-Blood. Access the digital escape room from the Library’s website from June 3 -July 31.

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Kids Summer Reading Club 2020

Friday, July 31st

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Kids are challenged to keep track of the time they spend reading to earn some great prizes! Register online and an invitation will be sent to you with a pick up time and instructions to get your SRC kit. Start tracking your reading now with this log.

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Take Home Crafts Grades 3-5

Monday, June 8th

9:00 am - 12:45 pm

Register at least one week prior to the pick-up date. We’ll contact you with pick-up instructions. Limit 30.

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VIRTUAL Percy Jackson Lightning Thief Book Club

Monday, June 22nd

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Miss Alice as we discuss Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Lightning Thief. Register for an online meeting invitation and for instructions to pick up your copy of the book (that you get to keep!) by June 15.

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Family Egg Drop Challenge

Wednesday, June 24th

9:00 am - 12:45 pm

Pick up a kit (egg not included) and compete against your neighbors to see who can protect their egg from a drop. Kits can be picked up June 24 to July 3. Please indicate how many kits your family needs.

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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 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.

Technology

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 youth@hinsdalelibrary.info 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

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.