Current COVID-19 Update

Updated February 11th: The library building is open for limited in-person services. Patrons can pick up holds, access computers, visit our service desks for quick reference and reader’s advisory services, access the self-serve copy machine, browse and check out materials. Masks are required for all visitors over the age of two years. Click here for more information on currently available services.

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Ongoing Events
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This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.

Annual Magazine Sale

All Day 2/26 - 3/12
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Library Lobby
Age Group: Families – All Ages
Event Details:
Our annual magazine sale has returned! Find available magazine bundles for purchase in the Library's lobby. In previous years, magazines cost $5 per bundle. We are currently unable to accept payments of any kind at the service desks, so patrons may t...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

High School Book Bag

All Day
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Teen
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Do you love surprises and new things to read? Check out our Subscription Bags! Each bag will feature preselected books based on the genre for the month, along with various goodies. Return the books in 6 weeks and keep the goodies! March genre: Cla...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Teen
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Details:
Do you like to write or draw? Sign up for all events or just one! You will receive a prompt emailed to you. You can respond to the prompt by writing or drawing. Your creations will be featured on the @plumteens Instagram page (with your permission). ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Road to Kindergarten

All Day 3/1 - 4/30
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Online Learning, Virtual Program
Event Details:
Calling all preschoolers ages 3-5! Sign up for this virtual learning challenge through Beanstack. Helen Plum Library has created 20 learning challenges to get you on the road for kindergarten! For each challenge, we’ll link you to a great story re...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Train Dance Party

9:00am - 4:00pm
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Virtual Program, Other
Event Details:
Drop-in event recommended for children age birth - 5 years (not yet in Kindergarten).  All aboard the Library Dance Express! Pick up a fun train themed surprise and a link to a YouTube playlist of our favorite songs you can dance to at home. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.

S.T.E.M.onade Stand

10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Program Type: S.T.E.A.M.
Event Details:
Every Monday in March, we will offer creative S.T.E.M. kits for older and younger children. This week's activities include a Butterfly Feeder and Paper Circuit! Supplies for these activities are limited. If you miss these activity kits,&...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Help with Medicare or Medicare Supplements can still be found virtually! Get free one-on-one Medicare counseling via Zoom meeting or telephone call with a Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselor provided by the Illinois Department ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
You provide the comfy reading spot, we'll send you the rest! Do you miss coming to storytime? We miss it, too! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can do it yourself! We’ll send you the tools you need to have yo...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual Library Lounge

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Event Details:
Join us for the March meeting of our Virtual Library Lounge! We'll be discussing The Night Country by Melissa Albert. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link with instructions will be emailed to ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
You provide the comfy reading spot, we'll send you the rest! Do you miss coming to storytime? We miss it, too! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can do it yourself! We’ll send you the tools you need to have yo...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
Recommended for families with young children. Videos uploaded on Fridays! Learn storytime songs and rhymes from your favorite librarians at home. ...
Library Branch: Outreach
Room: Offsite
Program Type: Board of Trustees
Event Details:
Due to unique circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 Board Meetings will be held in-person at Village Hall, 255 East Wilson Avenue in Lombard, IL, or alternately, held virtually. Meetings may be held virtually if meeting in-person h...

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This event is in the "Teen" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Craft
Event Details:
Stop by the Teen Zone to pick up supplies to make a craft at home (while supplies last).  craft: origami ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.

Family Fun Box 1

9:00am - 4:00pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Program Type: Other
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
By registering, you are reserving materials to pick up between 9am and 4pm on Mon, Mar 8. This box can be completed at home. For families with children of all ages We’ll supply you with everything you need to have a fun family night at home! A...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.

S.T.E.M.onade Stand

10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Program Type: S.T.E.A.M.
Event Details:
Every Monday in March, we will offer creative S.T.E.M. kits for older and younger children. This week's activities include a Squawking Cup (yes, a cup that squawks like a chicken) and Melting Snowmen! Supplies for these activities are limit...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
You provide the comfy reading spot, we'll send you the rest! Do you miss coming to storytime? We miss it, too! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can do it yourself! We’ll send you the tools you need to have yo...
Library Branch: Outreach
Room: Offsite
Program Type: Board of Trustees
Event Details:
Due to unique circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 Board Meetings will be held in-person at Village Hall, 255 East Wilson Avenue in Lombard, IL, or alternately, held virtually. Meetings held at Village Hall will also be streamed l...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
You provide the comfy reading spot, we'll send you the rest! Do you miss coming to storytime? We miss it, too! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can do it yourself! We’ll send you the tools you need to have yo...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 55
Event Details:
Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for women’s rights for over 50 years and has inspired feminists for over a century. Join Laura Keyes as Stanton for this informative presentation set in 1866 when the Civil War was over, but the battle for women’s suffra...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Teen
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Details:
Do you like to write or draw? Sign up for all events or just one! You will receive a prompt emailed to you. You can respond to the prompt by writing or drawing. Your creations will be featured on the @plumteens Instagram page (with your permission). ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.

Family Trivia

03/15/2021 @ 9:00am - 03/19/2021 @ 9:00pm
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Program Type: Virtual Program
Event Details:
Virtual trivia event for families with children of all ages.  Join us for a themed trivia quiz the third week of each month with a chance to win prizes! March theme: TBD ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.

S.T.E.M.onade Stand

10:00am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Program Type: S.T.E.A.M.
Event Details:
Every Monday in March, we will offer creative S.T.E.M. kits for older and younger children. This week's activities include a Popsicle Stick Catapult and Straw Rocket! Supplies for these activities are limited. If you miss these activity ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Senior Socials, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 60
Event Details:
Our Senior Socials have gone virtual! Before the film industry moved west, it was rooted in Chicago. Join film historian Dr. Annette Bochenek for a presentation about the film industry’s early days in Chicago and the legacies of these studi...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Virtual DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Online
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
You provide the comfy reading spot, we'll send you the rest! Do you miss coming to storytime? We miss it, too! With a little imagination and the comfiest seat in the house, you can do it yourself! We’ll send you the tools you need to have yo...