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Reading Colors Your World

Add some color to your reading list... and to your Summer Reading logs 😉 with these fresh picks from our Reader's Advisory librarians!

Staff Picks: Baseball Reads

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Recommended Reads about... Baseball

Brought to You by: Stephanie from Adult Services

How long Have you Been at Helen Plum Library? 3 years

Why did you choose this topic?
I am a huge baseball fan and have been my entire life. There is no place I’d rather be than at the ballpark on a summer day, watching a game. My goal is to see a game in every Major League park and I am over halfway there! Enjoy these books and movies featuring America’s pastime and take me out to the ballgame!

Groundbreaking at the Site of the New Helen Plum Library

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We've officially broken ground for our new building!

On June 15th, we celebrated the kickoff of the construction project! We were grateful to have beautiful weather and the company of Village President Keith Giagnorio along with Village Staff and Board Members, State Representatives Terra Costa Howard and Deb Conroy, our Library Board (past and present), and many others!
For more from the celebration, check out the video here!


New Library Board Trustees Sworn in on June 9

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Helen Plum Library welcomes Jennifer Erickson, Julie Kowalski-Schmidt, and Kelly Ann Simms as newly elected Trustees to the Library Board, and also congratulates Susan Wiggins on her re-election to her seat!

New Helen Plum Library Building Bonds Assigned 'AA+' Rating

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We are pleased to share that S&P Global Ratings assigned its 'AA+' long-term rating to Helen M. Plum Memorial Library District, Ill.'s series 2021 general obligation (GO) alternate revenue source bonds. Our Board of Trustees will be able to set the bond amount based on the parameters resolution ordinance when it is approved at the May 2021 Board meeting. The bond proceeds will partially pay for the construction of a new library building. 

Pride Month

We invite you to celebrate Pride Month with our LGBTQIA+ inclusive books of all genres and for all ages! Stop in the Library and visit our Spotlight display to discover even more titles for checkout 💖

Printing Fees Reinstated at the Library

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Starting Mon, May 17, printing costs will be reinstated at the Library. Costs for printing and copying are $.10 for black and white, $.25 for color. Printing costs have been complimentary since June, and we appreciate your understanding as standard operations begin to return. 

Building Activity Update for May 10th

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Now that the abatement process has been completed, we are able to move into the demolition phase of the building project. The demo contractors will be salvaging materials on the inside of the building this week, the week of May 10.

April 2021 Building Presentation

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We are excited to share the recent building design updates presented to at the April 2021 Board meeting:


Earth Day

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Here are some titles for all ages to read to celebrate our planet and inspire action to protect it. 

Coloring Book

Participants who register early for Summer Reading, starting May 1st, can choose between either a custom Helen Plum Library coloring book or a color-able tote bag (one per person). Quantities are limited and only available while supplies last!

If you were unable to register for Summer Reading in time to receiving a coloring book, or prefer to print a copy at home, you can download the pdf here!

411 Main Retrospective

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We've partnered with Lombard Historical Society to take a look back at the history of the Mr. Z's property. Find the full timeline, including historical photos and property map in the featured items below!