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READ with Hinsdale Humane Society

Saturday, June 10

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Kindergartners through 4th graders meet with a trained therapy pet and its handler for 15-minute reading sessions. Limit 8. Sign up at the Youth services desk or by calling the library.

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Featured Event

Captain Underpants Party

Tuesday, June 13

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tra-la-laaa! We are having a celebration of all things Captain Underpants! Whether you’re an old fan of the books or a new fan of the movie, come by for fun games and activities inspired by the popular series. Drop in for kindergarteners and older.

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Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Thursday, June 8

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Blast off with the Summer Reading Program Kick Off Party. Join the Library and the Discover Center Museum as you have fun exploring outer space.

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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

Monarch Awards

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 630-986-1980.

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.