Pardon Our Dust: Space Plan Improvements

We are working to improve the Main Floor by adding two new meeting rooms, a digital media lab, a special travel section, a more flexible teen space, and better browsing for audiovisual materials and new books!

If you’re looking for a quieter place to work while construction is going on, take advantage of the study rooms and soft seating that were added to the Library’s second floor last year.

 

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The Big Read

The Longest Road is the story of Philip Caputo, his wife and their two English Setters who take a 16,000 mile journey from the southernmost tip of Florida to Deadhorse, Alaska with their Airstream trailer in tow, in search of what unites and divides our country. Mr. Caputo will be visiting Ashton Place in Willowbrook on May 1 to discuss his travels, answer questions and sign copies of his book. Registration is now open.

Programs and other events run March through April  

Reserve your copy of either book now! Pick up a brochure at any participating library for program, book discussion and author visit details or visit thebigread.org for more information.

 

 

go-go-americaKids Read 2014

Enjoy this family-friendly travel book that explores all 50 states. Learn which state’s official cookie is the chocolate chip cookie or which state hosts the International Rotten Sneaker Contest. This is no ordinary book of state facts–it’s wacky, it’s bizarre, it’s a rip-roaring family road trip!

Programs and other events run February through April

 

 

 

ArtSpring Art Exhibit

15 x 24 (15 minutes by 24 artists)

The Advanced Placement Studio Art Class of Hinsdale Central High School presents 15 X 24, an art exhibition showcasing a variety of styles and mediums. Each individual’s artwork was created over a one-month period by working for only 15 minutes daily. The students have set out to explore the possibilities of a prolonged and structured art-making process.

Exhibiting artists include: Nicholas Leahy, Kate Krupp, Monica Isaac, Jacquie Edwards, Maria Carlson, Sydney Schwartz, Ryan Jay, Margot Beard, Victoria Saint Martin, Alan Chen, Emma Christoph, Melody Duan, Sarah McCarthy, Shreeya Shetye, Mikayla Delson, Jacqueline Vallera, Natalie Zajeski, Morgan Fitzgerald, Claire Baiocchi, Margaret Hu, Julia Huang, Mallory Griffith, Haley Lechtenberg, and Jonah Lillioja.

March through May
Open during regular library hours in the Quiet Reading Room.

 

ipadBorrow a Nook, Kindle, or iPad

Barnes & Noble Nook and Amazon Kindle eReaders and Apple iPads are available for checkout! The eReaders come with preloaded content and the iPads come with preloaded apps. Search the catalog by title to see if a particular one is available on the eReaders.

 

 

 

  • 6 Nooks available
  • 3 Kindle Fires and 1 Kindle Touch available
  • 1 iPad Mini and 1 iPad 2 available
  • 2 week checkout (no renewals)
  • Available for Hinsdale card holders 18+

Enjoy your eReader with FREE eBooks from the Library!

Did you know that your Hinsdale library card gives you free access to a growing collection of eBooks? Visit our eBook catalog to start searching. Need help? Select the OverDrive Help button for detailed instructions for your particular device. Need more hands-on assistance? Call the Adult Services department at 630.986.1982 to schedule a one-on-one instruction session.

 

 

macs 009cropBorrow a MacBook Pro Laptop at the Library!

Four laptops are available for in-house checkout at the Reference and Adult Services Desk. Two more Macbooks are installed in Youth Services for children’s use. All six laptops are loaded with iWork and Office for Mac software.

Contact Reference and Adult Services at 630.986.1982  or reference@hinsdalelibrary.info.

 

 

 Library Mobile App

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Search the Hinsdale Public Library from your phone or mobile device. Visit hpl.boopsie.com on your mobile device or search Hinsdale Public Library in your app store.
Use the catalog:
* Search for books,
movies and music
* See what’s on shelf

* Reserve items
Manage your account:
* Renew items

* Check reserve status
* Double-check due dates
Get Library information:

* Library hours
* Upcoming programs
* Contact us
Mobile Checkout:
* Checkout HPL items with BookCheck

 

Thank you for making the Library your community destination,

Karen Kleckner Keefe, Executive Director

  
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Hinsdale Public Library
20 East Maple Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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