Never stop learning with our new Gale Courses!

Whether you are looking for college-level professional development or personal enrichment, we offer a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Take a look at this new service on the “Careers & Education” section on our Research page or call the Adult Services Desk for more information.
Check them out HERE

ZAZZ Quintet - Reading Finale Celebration

ZAZZ Quintet-Free Concert

Sounds of Sci-Fi Summer Reading Finale! August 10 at 2 p.m.
ZAZZ Quintet fuses its unique jazz/cross-over chemistry with elements of your favorite sci-fi movie music. There’s a high probability this musical formula will spark a positive reaction!

Adult Summer Reading Program

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Literary Elements

Adults 18 and older

June 7 – August 10!

Sign-up for Summer Reading to discover your favorite books and ebooks. Log your books read and turn in your log for a chance to win a Kindle Fire, a home brew beer kit, a Museum of Science & Industry pass, or one of many restaurant gift cards.

You must have an up-to-date Helen Plum Library card to participate.

Keep a record of the books you read between June 7th and August 10th, 2014.

Turn your Reading Log in to the Adult Services Department by August 10th.

25 books will be counted and credited for Grand Prize chances. See Guidelines on the attached Reading Log.

Click HERE to print a Literary Elements Reading Log.

Youth Summer Reading Program

Sensational Scientists

Newborns - entering Kindergarten

Early Start for younger readers: Monday, May 5 - Sunday, August 10

Register in Youth Services.

Even little ones who are not reading on their own can participate in the Summer Reading Program at Plum Library! Parents may choose between either early literacy activities or timed reading for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children entering kindergarten.Reading Rewards for our youngest readers are available through Sunday, August 10.

Radioactive Robots

Entering grades 1 - 3

Ingenious Inventors

Entering grades 4 - 8

Saturday, June 7 - Sunday, August 10

Register in Youth Services.

Track your progress and earn rewards! When you reach your goal, you’ll earn a book and a free meal from Weber Grill. If you want keep reading for credit, we’ll give you a bonus log, too! Reading Rewards for children entering grades 1 - 8 are available through Sunday, August 10.

Teen Summer Reading Program

Spark a Reaction

June 7-August 10

Ages 13-19

This summer, sign up for, SPARK A REACTION, the Teen Summer Reading Program. You could win valuable prizes just for reading! Show your Plum Library Card in Adult Services to register.

Text Notice Service Available

Did you know that you can sign up to receive text notices for items on hold, due soon, or overdue?

Helen Plum Library is pleased to offer our patrons this text noticing service from When you sign up for this service, you will receive text messages about available holds, items due soon, and overdue items. You will receive renewal notices 3 days before your items are due, and can renew eligible items by replying to the text. These notices are in addition to the email or print notices you already receive from the Library. There is no charge for the Shoutbomb service, but your cell phone provider’s texting rates will apply.

Learn how to sign up for this service here.

Contact Us

Tel (630) 627-0316
Fax (630) 627-0336

110 W. Maple Street
Lombard, IL 60148

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 9:00
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00

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