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Resources for at-home learning and fun

Tuesday 17, 2020 at 10:15 AM

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The Library is closed until further notice as we encourage you to stay home, have fun, and stay healthy. Read more about our emergency response here.

Library Resources (HPL card required) 

Online learning (; Mango Languages; 

Online books, movies, audiobooks, music, and magazines: 

Some checkout limits have been increased during this time: Hoopla (20); Overdrive/Libby (10); Kanopy (8) 

If you do not have a current HPL card, you can register for an online card for access to the Library’s digital resources. Register here.

Contact the Library 

For questions about your HPL account: 

For questions about our digital services: 

For questions about Youth & Young Adult resources: 


Around Town 

Virtual activities from Hinsdale Parks and Rec: or 

Virtual and at-home activities from The Community House:

How to support Hinsdale restaurants during the in-dining closing:—CATERER-OPTIONS-DURING-IN-DINING-CLOSING.html?soid=1101953216403&aid=TKXdUd-ZUQk


Cultural Resources 

In a partnership with Google, some collections in DC museums are available for online viewing: 

Digital education resources from The Smithsonian:

Virtual tours of museums:

Take a virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park:


Activities for Kids 

Mo Willems Lunch Doodles: 

More Mo Willems fun:

Free coloring pages:

Offerings from some Kid Lit authors:

More Kid Lit authors:

Storytime from space:

Scholastic Learn at Home:

Compilation of videos from KidList for at-home activities:

Free streaming from Audible for stories for 0-18 year olds:

At-home activities from KiwiCo:

Stay active with the NFL’s Play60 Challenge:

Get started (or caught up) on 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten:


Feel Good Stories in the News 

Penguins get the Shedd to themselves! 

A Clarendon Hills family shows how e-learning works for them:

Look for the Helpers by Ryan Dowd:

Stream virtual concerts:

Virtual concerts from WDCB (one of our HPL After Dark partners):

Hinsdale residents cheer on medical workers:


Trusted Resources for COVID-19 Information

Available here