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Featured Event

Fall Family Festival

Saturday, October 21

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dress in your best Halloween costume and join us at the Community House for a FREE day of FUN! Enjoy pumpkin decorating for the first 500 participants, photos by The Hinsdalean, entertainment courtesy of the Hinsdale Public Library. Open to all ages!


Featured Event

Homework Help

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Come every Tuesday and Thursday for homework help! Want some help completing your math or English homework from District 181 and SIJ grads? Hinsdale High School students would love to help you with your homework and read with you! Just drop in by the Library’s Storytime Room to work on your assignments and have fun.


Featured Event

Storytime Registration

Tuesday, October 24

9:00 am -

Please go to the month of November on the events calendar and you will find the classes you desire on November 7, 8, and 9. Click on the name of the class and you will be prompted for your registration information. Hinsdale residents will be given priority. Non-residents will be allowed to join the program


Featured Event

Preschool Halloween Party

Tuesday, October 31

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Boo! Come to the Library in your Halloween costume to listen to music, play games, and make a fun Halloween creation. No registration required. Ideal for 1 to 5 year olds.


Featured Event

STEAM Storytime

Saturday, October 28

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Hear a story or fairytale and do a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, or math) project based on the book. Open to all ages, no registration.


Featured Event

Stay and Play

Friday, October 27

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Engage with your child through open, undirected play. No registration required


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 2018

Caudill Young Readers' Book Awards 2018

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 630-986-1980.

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


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.