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Museum Adventure Passes


Looking for an adventure? Come to the Library for a museum pass for various locations around the suburbs. Passes will cover either parking or entrance fees. Must have a Hinsdale Public Library.


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Retro Fridays

Friday, June 8

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come drop in to watch classic cartoon series while doing a fun activity to take home.


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Summer Reading Club Kick Off

Wednesday, June 6

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come to the Library for an afternoon full of fun, games, and ice cream! Don’t forget to sign up for the Library’s Summer Reading Club!


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June Program Registration Opens May 27th Online

Sunday, May 27

9:00 am -

Have you had your eye on a June YS or YA event that is registration only? On Sunday, May 27th online registration opens! If you prefer to call or come to the Library, you can register starting Wednesday, May 30th. Browse the HPL website for all summer events, drop-in and registered!


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 2019

Rebecca Caudill Awards 2019

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.