Like the chapters that make up a book, the features below tell the story of the Indian Prairie Public Library.


A teenager reading a book to children.Teen Job Fair

Local teen finds first job at Teen Job Fair

Emily Kizior loved her first summer job so much, she continued to volunteer once the job ended. Emily got the job through the library’s 2017 Teen Job Fair. Read more.


Hands holding a book.Homebound Delivery

Christmas comes but every two weeks for homebound patrons

“It’s like Christmas,” exclaims Darien resident Susan Silhan, describing the library's homebound delivery service. Read more.


A closeup of a sunflower.The Prairie Patch

Planted in the community, by the community, for the community

Chantal and her six children watch as the fresh produce goes on the scale—a total of 37 pounds of sweet corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, and herbs. Read more


A young boy admiring sunflowers.Future Farmer? 

Summer Garden Lab provides opportunity to explore

Andrew Wormely has wanted a garden since he was in second grade. This summer, the fourth grader from Gower West Elementary School got his wish. Read more


A 3D printed prosthetic hand.3D Printer 

3D printer used to make parts for prosthetic hand

Donations to the IPPL Foundation helped to give Billy his hand and will continue to aid in making sure he has a proper fitting prosthetic as he grows. Read more