Election Day Library Building Closings
The library building closes early on Monday, Nov. 2, 5 p.m. The library building is closed Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Note: The library is open for voting. The drive-up window for holds pick-up and chat service at ippl.info
are open from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. on both Monday & Tuesday. The outdoor book returns are open 24/7.

Summer Challenge 2020

Hurry! You have until Nov. 1 submit an entry for Write-On! Those in grades 4-6 and teens can earn cash prizes for writing short stories and poems in our annual writing competition sponsored by the Gift of Carl Foundation.

Learn more here.

Be The Change, Summer Challenge 2020

Stay Up-to-Date

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October 15 • Tribute to Eddie Van Halen
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September 30 • Celebrating Diana Rigg
Veteran movie, stage, and television actress, Diana Rigg, passed away on September 10 at the age of 82. T... Read More
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New Materials

Staff Faves


Pure escapism makes New Girl (2011-2018, TV-14) a perfect pandemic binge watch. Admittedly I came late to the party, but that doesn't make this sitcom any less enjoyable. The delightfully quirky Zooey... Read More
In the year 2045, the real world is so dismal that everyone escapes by spending as much time as possible in a virtual reality universe known as the OASIS. When the creator of this universe dies, he be... Read More
La La Land (2016, rated PG-13) was the best musical I've seen in years, and so of course I think the soundtrack is great too. As I listen to each song, I can see the scene in the movie in my memory. I... Read More

TryIt Illinois

Now through Nov. 30, try more than 5,000 databases through TryIt Illinois. Click on the green chat button to get the username and password or call 630/887-8760.

Science Resource Center

Learn how the Earth got a moon, how a bee interacts in a hive, and see amazing photographs of science all using our Science Reference Center with your IPPL card.

Learn a new language

hoopla cookbooks

October is National Cookbook Month and hoopla offers a wide selection of eBooks to inspire culinary creations.

Reading is fun

3D printer

What will you make? 3D printing allows you to turn your ideas into real, 3D objects printed in a plastic filament. Design your own object or browse options to print! Learn more here.