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Sensory/Supported Storytime

Saturday, December 14th

10:00 am - 10:30 am

A drop-in storytime designed especially for children with autism, sensory processing issues, or other developmental needs. Children ages 2-7 with caregiver. Siblings welcome.


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Rosie Klepper Book Debut

Saturday, December 14th

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Join local author Rosie Klepper as she reads from her new beautifully illustrated children’s book with a fun rhythmic story about a town whose residents only eat vegetables every meal of the day.


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HPL Book Box Jr.

Friday, December 20th

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Our Book Box is now available for kids in grades 4 and 5! Subscribers will enjoy a pre-selected newly released book and other fun bookish treats each month. Tell us which genres you enjoy most when you subscribe. Register once to receive a box each month between December and February. Pick up box within one


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Stay and Play

Friday, December 20th

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Engage with your child through open, undirected play.


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Star Wars Extravaganza

Friday, December 27th

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come to the Library on December 26 or December 27 to participate in activities that celebrate the new Star Wars movie.


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Hinsdale in LEGOs

Saturday, December 28th

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Attention: junior architects and future city planners! Help us rebuild the Village of Hinsdale (in Legos) on a to-scale city map on December 28 and December 29.


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Game Time!

Sunday, December 29th

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of tabletop games! Hot cocoa, apple cider, and a selection of board and card games will be provided by the Library.


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Noon Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 31st

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

We’re celebrating New Year’s Eve a little early. There will be games, prizes and a special countdown (and toast!) to noon! No registration required.


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.


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.