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Family Switch Up Sunday

Sunday, October 2nd

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Swing by the library on Family Switch Up Sunday to play games and spend quality time together!


Featured Event

Art Lab: Abstract Creations

Monday, October 10th

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Use your imagination, creative thinking and problem-solving skills to experiment with different art forms and mediums.


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Game On!

Saturday, October 15th

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bring your family and your best game face for an afternoon of fun playing board games!


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Genres and Goodies

Monday, October 17th

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Enjoy hearing booktalks while making and enjoying some tasty treats. You might even discover your next favorite genre!


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Monarch Book Club

Wednesday, October 19th

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Listen to librarians reading from Monarch nominees at the Library. Read along by reserving a print copy at the Library. See website for that month’s titles.


Featured Event

Halloween Party

Sunday, October 23rd

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for Halloween-themed games and crafts! Different stations will be set up around the Children’s Department. Costumes encouraged!


Featured Event

Family BINGO Boogie

Thursday, October 27th

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us as we play a few rounds of book BINGO at the Library and dance to some of our favorite tunes!


Featured Event

HPL Book Box Jr.

Friday, October 28th

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Enjoy a pre-selected book for 3rd-5th graders and other fun bookish treats each month. Choose your preferred genre when you subscribe. Register once to receive a box on September 16, October 28, and November 18.


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

See all lists

Bluestem Award List 2023

Rebecca Caudill Awards List 2023

Discover our Support Materials for Students

Take a peek at some of the resources the Library has to support learning at home.

See the Enrichment Materials

Enrichment Books

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

Digital Resources


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


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. We ask that you give us 3 weeks notice when planning a visit. If you have any other questions contact us at or 630.986.1976.

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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.