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Mystery Book Bag

Sunday, February 28th

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Mystery Book Bags: Request a bag of surprise books. Our librarians will find the perfect title for you! It is December so be sure to indicate if you would like holiday books! Just fill out this form: bit.ly/HPLBOOKBAG Birth – Teens

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Fact Packs

Sunday, February 28th

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Sign up to get a bag of varied informational books to supplement remote learning, train for trivia contests, or to awe and inspire your friends with your knowledge. Perfect for the whole family — children’s non-fiction books are a great way for teens and adults to learn as well! Request a Fact Pack here: https://forms.gle/W3oU2GuR95RrzR7z9

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VIRTUAL Monarch Read Aloud

Thursday, February 18th

4:00 pm - 4:35 pm

Librarians will read Monarch nominees over Zoom; read along by reserving a print copy at the Library or download on Hoopla or Libby/Overdrive. Please include an email address when registering and an online meeting invitation will be sent before the session. February: Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre by Anika Aldamuy Denise, How to

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VIRTUAL: Family BINGO Boogie

Thursday, January 28th

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us as we play a few rounds of BINGO and dance to some of our favorite tunes! Preschool and up. Please provide an email address at registration.

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Take Home Crafts: Preschool

Wednesday, February 3rd

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beat the winter blues with a monthly craft. Register once a month to receive a pre-packaged craft. Crafts will be ready for curbside pickup.

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Take Home Crafts: Kindergarten-Grade 2

Wednesday, February 3rd

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beat the winter blues with a monthly craft. Register once a month to receive a pre-packaged craft. Crafts will be ready for curbside pickup.

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Take Home Crafts: Grades 3-5

Wednesday, February 3rd

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beat the winter blues with a monthly craft. Register once a month to receive a pre-packaged craft. Crafts will be ready for curbside pickup.

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Take Home S.T.E.A.M. Kits: Preschool – Grade 2

Monday, February 8th

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore S.T.E.A.M with these take home kits. On the third Monday of the month, your kits will be available for pickup. Registration required. Limit 30 February: Art.

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Take Home S.T.E.A.M. Kits: Grades 3-5

Monday, February 8th

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore S.T.E.A.M with these take home kits. Your kits will be available for pick up on the third Monday of the month. Registration required. Limit 30. February: Art.

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VIRTUAL: Read to the Dogs

Wednesday, February 10th

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet with a trained therapy pet for a 15-minute reading session. Read a book or two to a fluffy friend to practice reading aloud. Presented with Hinsdale Humane Society. Please provide an email address at registration so we can send you the invitation link.

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VIRTUAL: Family Trivia Night

Thursday, February 25th

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you great at answering trivia questions? Come test your knowledge as we play Kahoot! games based on a variety of topics. Grade 3 and up.

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Getting started with eLearning? Take a peek at some of the resources the Library has to support learning at home.

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Enrichment Books

Find great materials to help you plan and expand your at-home activities.

Digital Resources

Databases

Use these specialized databases to go deep on your favorite subjects or find sources for your project s from home.

Downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks

Books You Can Access Anytime

Looking for a book for Sustained Silent Reading or a book report? Browse the Library’s collection of thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks.

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.