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Face masks are strongly recommended for everyone in the Library ages two and older, regardless of vaccination status.

We are open: Mon–Fri: 9am–9pm, Sat: 9am–5pm; Sun: 1pm–5pm

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Make Your Break with Youth Services

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Calling all makers! Helen Plum Library wants to help make your Spring Break awesome!

Our Youth Services Department has put together these resources for your family to learn about local and national events, different ways to explore library resources and fun crafts and science experiments to complete at home.

15 Days of Winter Break

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On the first day of winter break, Helen Plum gave to me 15 days of winter activities!  

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. 

Antiracism Recommended Reads with an AAPI Focus

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Hate has no place at Helen Plum Library. Our organization stands with Asian American & Pacific Islander communities and condemns all acts of violence, hatred, and racism.

Reads for Women's History Month

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Our expert curators from Youth, Teen and, Adult Services have created a recommended Women's History Month reading list for young kids, older kids, teens, and adults.

Spotlight: Black History Month

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February is Black History Month and our in-Library Spotlight display recognizes, celebrates, and honors the lives of Black Americans.

Plum Pickup Service

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Plum Pickup Service allows library cardholders to place holds on items for pickup while maintaining safe social distancing, similar to pickup service that many restaurants offer.

Resources for Homeschool Families

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With many families considering their options for school this year, homeschooling is a hot topic! Helen Plum Youth Librarian Cate has pulled together many of our resources that can help make diving into homeschooling easier.

Getting Started

Homeschooling: Tips for Getting Started

Interested in homeschooling but not sure where to start? This article from PBS offers you 4 tips on how to get started.

Homeschooling in Illinois

Help with Having Fun at Home

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Our staff has spotted so many fun, interesting, and creative efforts popping up to help everyone combat the difficulties of staying at home. We've gathered links to online storytimes, virtual field trips, music, and creative activities!