Library Closings

The Library will be closed on Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. No materials are due on these days.

Congratulations to our Summer Readers!

Over 1,200 people joined the Summer Reading Club this year! Congratulations to everyone who met their reading goals and earned some fun prizes.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous donations to the 2014 Summer Reading Club:
Applebee’s, DuPage County Fair, Friends of the Hinsdale Public Library, Joanne and Jim Kowalczyk, My Sister Kate, The Schaumburg Boomers, and USA Skate. 









After 34 years as a visual journalist at the Chicago Tribune, Hinsdale resident Thomas Heinz earned his MFA in Graphic Design at the University of Illinois in Chicago. As both a journalist and an artist, Heinz has explored the various ways in which the visual arts can be used to tell stories. In this exhibit, photographs taken in real time are combined and arranged chronologically. While traditional nature photography captures a moment of time, Heinz has captured the transitions — from subtle to spectacular — that occur as natural events unfold.

Open during regular library hours in the Quiet Reading Room.
September through November

Visualizing Time in Nature

Drawing upon his years as a visual journalist and his study of graphic design, artist Thomas Heinz will discuss the use of the visual arts in storytelling. Using examples from his Time Frames exhibition, Heinz will demonstrate how he used a simple digital camera to capture the unfolding of events in the natural world. Register at the Library, over the phone, or online. Refreshments provided by Whole Foods Market Hinsdale.

Friday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m.



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.




  • 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



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Thank you for making the Library your community destination,

Karen Kleckner Keefe, Executive Director
Hinsdale Public Library
20 East Maple Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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