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Summer Reading 2024

Let the Adventure Begin!

June 1 – July 31

Go on an adventure this summer—and let us be your guide! Whatever your age, you can explore new places and new ideas through reading, and HPL is the perfect place to start your journey.

Kids: Update your log every time you read for a chance to spin the prize wheel at the Library! Participants who finish the program will get a book to keep (while supplies last). Don’t miss our kickoff party June 3 or our storytimes at Burns Field Park throughout the summer.

Adults: Grab a ticket in the Lobby every time you read, listen, watch, or attend any adult program this summer, then return it to the Reference Desk or Tech Help Desk to be entered into a drawing for a Starved Rock Lodge gift card. You will also earn a treat with each ticket submitted.

Teens: Grab a log from the Youth Services Desk to keep track of how many books you’ve read and collect prizes along the way.

Prize distribution begins June 10 for adults and June 15 for kids and teens.

Kids Summer Reading Kickoff Party at Burlington Park

Monday, Jun. 3, 2–4 p.m.; drop-in

School’s out for summer! Come to Burlington Park for an afternoon of fun, games, and treats and don’t forget to sign up for Summer Reading starting Jun. 1. Event rain date: Tuesday, Jun. 4.

HPL After Dark: Summer Family Concert feat. Bear Williams Trio

Sunday, Jul. 28, 6–8 p.m.; register here.

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with Bear Williams, an award-winning, Chicago-based blues artist who has recorded or performed with legends like Mavis Staples, Diana Ross, Little Richard, and Alanis Morisette. This summer, he will perform for us on the Library’s lawn! 

Explore our other youth, teen, and adult programs at Every day is an adventure at Hinsdale Public Library!