Want to help?
District residents may apply to serve on the following:
- Building and Grounds
- Community Relations
- Policy & Bylaws
Every Hero Has a Story
Babies through grade 8
Registration continues in Youth Services.
Track your progress and earn rewards! Even little ones who aren’t reading on their own can participate in Every Hero Has a Story! When you reach your goal, you’ll earn a book and a free kids meal from Weber Grill. You'll also get the opportunity to keep reading for credit with a bonus log! Reading Rewards are available Saturday, June 6 through Sunday, August 9.
Teen Summer Reading and Adult Summer Reading are going on NOW!
The Teen Program for 2015 is "Unmasked" and the Adult Program is "Escape the Ordinary!"
Adult prizes include:
- Amazon Kindle e-Readers
- Char-Broil Grill
- Chicago 360º Tilt Tickets at the John Hancock Building
- Salt Spa Package from Timeless Spa and Salt Cave
- Alien Entertainment, Amazon.com, Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Cards
- Claim Jumper, Greek Islands, and Harry Caray’s Restaurant Gift Cards
Teen prizes include:
- Apple iPod
- Kindle Fire HDX
- Barnes and Noble
- Yorktown mall
Birth - preschool
Register in Youth Services.
We have a new ongoing reading program! Challenge yourself to share 1000 books with your child before he or she reaches kindergarten. For every 100 books you share, your child will earn a free book or an exciting incentive!
New! Free Career Counseling
3rd Tuesdays, 9 – Noon - Next session July 21
Need an objective review of your resume or input on your job-search strategy? Get free one-on-one career counseling from JVS, a non-profit, non-sectarian agency. Contact Joyce Bogolub at 630-889-0548 to schedule your 30 minute session.
New! ESL Café Thursdays
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Are you or someone you know a non-native English learner? Visit our weekly ESL Café to practice your English speaking skills in a friendly environment with other non-native speakers. More ESL information.
One-on-One SHIP Counseling
July 14, 9 AM-Noon
On 2nd Tuesdays a Senior Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Counselor will be here to: provide information and answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement, long term care insurance, Medicare HMOs, private fee-for-service and other health insurance; assist in filing Medicare and Medicare Supplement claims; and analyze Medicare Supplement and long term care policies. (SHIP) is a free counseling service provided by the Illinois Department on Aging. For more information visit: http://www.illinois.gov/aging/ship/Pages/aboutship.aspx. Call Adult Services at 630-627-0316 to schedule your 30-minute appointment. Walk-ins will be seen if there are open times between appointments. Counseling is provided through a partnership between HPL and AIM Center for Independent Living.
Computer Classes at Helen Plum
Have you ever wondered if you would enjoy reading books electronically? Are you traveling and don’t want to pack a pile of books to read? We have the solution!
The Library has eReaders (three Kindle Paperwhites, one Kindle Keyboard, and three Nook Simple Touch eReaders) available for checkout for adult cardholders. These devices are pre-loaded with current fiction and nonfiction bestsellers. Check them out to discover if you like this type of reading format or simply want a reading change of pace!
eReaders may be checked out by Helen Plum Library patrons over the age of 18 with a valid HPL library card.
Checkout time is three weeks and eReaders are not renewable. There is no grace period for returning eReaders to the Library.
Come in and try them out!