Kids’ Events


Registration Information:

When registering online for a program with specific age or grade limits, please register each person separately. When registering for a family or all ages event, fill out the registration form for one member of your group, but be sure to include the total number attending in the “number of registrants” box. Hinsdale residents will be given priority. Non-residents will be allowed to join the program as space allows.

Team Read: Summer Reading Club

June 6 – August 8

All Ages

Whether you are being read to, just learning or reading huge trilogies, we have a reading club fit for you. Register online or at the Youth Services desk, keep track of your reading and earn prizes. In addition, thanks to the Friends of the Hinsdale Public Library, this year your reading will support the Hinsdale Humane Society and adopt an animal at Brookfield Zoo.

The Search for #1

June 9 – August 8

All Ages

A 3D-printed object will be hiding in the Youth Services Department. The first kid to find it wins a prize. (Limit one win per family, please)

Family Fun Mondays

Registration begins two weeks prior to each program

Monday nights at 6:30 p.m., All Ages

July 21 (registration starts 7/7)


ScribbleMonster’s show is a blending of traditional children’s music, improvisational comedy and power-pop that create a fun, interactive rock show for the whole family.


Lunch on the Lawn

Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. in Burlington Park

August 6          Frankie Ace Magic/Comedy

We teamed up with Hinsdale Parks and Rec on some awesome lunchtime entertainment! Bring lunch and be ready for fun. No registration required.


HPL’s Fifth Annual LEGO® Show

Sunday, July 20, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (registration starts 7/6)

All Ages

Bring your favorite LEGO® display to show off at the Library and come to see others’ creations. Displays must measure 18” x 18” or smaller and be no higher than 24”. Prizes will be awarded in different categories and age groups. Limit 60.


Family Science Saturday: Explore the Universe

Saturday, August 2, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

All Ages

Join us on a sightseeing tour of the cosmos. Hubble Telescope images projected on the big screen paired with fascinating facts and deceptively simple activities will surely inspire you and your family to become “armchair astronomers.”




Toddler Art

Friday, July 25,10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Registration starts 7/11)

2- to 3-year-olds with caregivers

Registration begins two weeks prior to each program. Limit 20.


Drop-In Storytime

Thursdays, July 24 & 31, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Preschool through Kindergarten with caregivers

Hear stories and sing songs with your champions of reading!


Little Wing Presents: Mommy and Me

Tuesday, July 22 10-10:45. (Registration starts 7/8)

Babies and Toddlers with caregivers

Toddlers explore sound, sing, dance and earn basic music concepts. Limit 12.



MeCraft Mondays

August 4 Mosaics. (Registration starts 7/21)

A craft program for students in 3rd to 5th grade. Limit 15.


Thinker Lab

Wednesdays, July 23 & July 30, 3:00-4:00 pm

Third through Fifth Grade

July 23 Electro-Wizards. (Registration starts 7/9)

July 30 CODE. (Registration starts 7/16)

Do you wonder about how stuff works? Do you like to make things happen? Come join us as we immerse ourselves in science and technology activities and demonstrations that get minds and hands working.  Each session is different, so sign up for one or more. Registration begins two weeks prior to each program. Limit 16.


Sew Busy:  Learn Sewing Basics

Tuesday, August 12, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Registration begins 7/29)

Third through Fifth Grade

Would you like to learn how to sew?  This is the place to start!  Learn the basics of using a sewing machine and practice stitching.  Sewing machines and supplies provided.  Registration begins July 24.  Limit 5.


Backwards Book Club

Tuesday, July 22, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Registration starts 7/8)

Third through Fifth Grade

Turn regular book club upside down! Find out from other kids what’s hot to read and what not to read. The only requirement? Be ready to talk about one book that you have finished this summer, whether you liked it or not! Registration begins two weeks prior to each program. Limit 10


Fab Lab

Thursday, July 24, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (Registration is full)

Wednesday, July 29, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Registration starts 7/15)

Grades 4-8

Create and print a 3D object with HPL’s 3D printer. No experience required, just creativity!


To view the complete Hinsdale Public Library Calendar of Events or register online, click here.

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