Library Closings

 The Library will be closed on Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7. No materials are due on these days.



Summer Reading Club

Congratulations to all of our participants! It has been another successful summer of reading. Thank you to our generous sponsors: Applebee’s, DuPage County Fair, Joanne and Jim Kowalczyk, and The Village Cellar. 




cooper process quad_low resSummer Art Exhibit

The Story of a Sculpture by Patricia Potokar

Every artist develops a series of steps that helps the creative process evolve. These steps are not linear; they are cylindrical. As a photographer, teacher, and artist, Pat Potokar saw the opportunity to document Barbara Cooper’s work as she created a commissioned sculpture for the Library. Wrapping her head around the context and history of Hinsdale, Cooper began the creative process in her Chicago studio. Witness Cooper’s journey documented in Potokar’s photographs.  

Pat Potokar has taught photography, video and design at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South High Schools for eighteen years. Potokar holds a BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Photography and Graphic Design, and advanced degrees in Education from Dominican University, Educational Leadership from Benedictine University, and Art Education from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

The exhibit, located in the Quiet Reading Room, is free and open to the public during regular Library hours.
June through August

Opening Reception

Meet the photographer and view her work at this open house.

Tuesday, June 16, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm




Hoopla Digital Media

Borrow free video, music, and audiobooks with your Hinsdale Public Library card. Enjoy on your PC, tablet, or phone. Visit to get started.
This service is made possible with generous support from the Hinsdale Public Library Foundation.



New! The next generation of library eBooks.







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.




  • 4 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



 Library Mobile App


Search the Hinsdale Public Library from your phone or mobile device. Visit 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
Hinsdale Public Library
20 East Maple Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Map & Directions
P: (630) 986-1976
F: (630) 986-9654
 ”hinsdale” to 66746

For deaf and speech
impaired communication
over the telephone, dial
711 for Illinois Relay services.
9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

We are listening at HPL! Please send us your comments on how we are doing. 
Email Library Trustees.










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