Independence Day Closure

We will be closed on Sun, Jul 3, and Mon, Jul 4 for Independence Day. We'll reopen at 9am on Tue, Jul 5.

Current Service Update

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

Click here for more information on all of our currently available services.

Click here for Plum Pickup Service.

Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Event Details:
Weekly trivia for families with children of all ages Answer trivia questions each week! New quizzes are posted in the library every Monday from June 6 through July 29. We’ll draw 5 prize winners per week. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Family Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Registered storytime, recommended for families with children 5 years and younger.  With stories, songs, and rhymes suited for all ages, this storytime is perfect for the whole family! ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Registered storytime, recommended for families with children 5 years and younger.  With stories, songs, and rhymes suited for all ages, this storytime is perfect for the whole family! ...
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 Clubs, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Event Details:
Join us for the July meeting of our Virtual Library Lounge!  The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller A retelling of the legend of Achilles following Patroclus and the golden son of King Peleus as they lay siege to Troy after Helen of Sparta...

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Zoom Attendance

We reserve the right to remove or mute any attendee at our discretion.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Baby Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Registered storytime, recommended for babies birth - 18 months with participating caregiver Welcome baby to the Library! Join us for stories, learn fingerplays and rhymes and meet other families.  ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.

Road to Kindergarten (Kit PickUp)

10:30am - 11:30am
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Registered kit pickup for children entering kindergarten The countdown to Kindergarten has begun! Join us this summer as we share resources and put together fun activities to build your child’s skills and confidence before their first day of Kinderg...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Drop-In Family Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Drop-in storytime, recommended for families with children 5 years and younger.  With stories, songs, and rhymes suited for all ages, this storytime is perfect for the whole family! Don't forget a blanket and sunscreen!  These story...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Drop-In Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Drop-in storytime, recommended for families with children 5 years and younger.  With stories, songs, and rhymes suited for all ages, this storytime is perfect for the whole family! Don't forget a blanket and sunscreen!  These story...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Bookish Game Show

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Teen
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Will you be the big winner? Join us for a night of fast-paced games- Hollywood Game Show style. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Event Details:
Recommended for families with children in grade 1 and older  We’re recreating your favorite family games in a large way to be played on the library lawn! Today's game: Simon Says Showdown Games will be played in 30-minute chunks. Early bird...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Excel Basics

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Technology Classes
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Learn terminology, placement of tabs and key commands, how to create spreadsheets using templates, and how to turn data into charts with Excel 2013. Registration required and open to Helen Plum Library cardholders. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Program Type: S.T.E.A.M.
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
By registering, you are reserving materials and instructions to pick up during the week of Mon, July 11. This kit can be completed at home. Grades K–3. Wonder in the many connections between art and science and create projects that link both. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Event Details:
Weekly trivia for families with children of all ages Answer trivia questions each week! New quizzes are posted in the library every Monday from June 6 through July 29. We’ll draw 5 prize winners per week. ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Teen Zone
Age Group: Teen
Event Details:
Stop by the Teen Zone to pick up supplies to make a craft at home (while supplies last). Some kits will include a link to instructions from Creativebug. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Intermediate Excel

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Technology Classes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Learn the ins and outs of creating pivot tables, sorting files, and filtering Excel spreadsheets. Registration required and open to Helen Plum Library cardholders. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Families – All Ages" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Families – All Ages
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 37
Event Details:
Registered event for families with children of all ages It is an ordinary summer’s day in the town of Oceanside.  The members of the Beach Bums Investigation Team are planning a trip to the town shoreline when a mysterious phone call to the tea...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Small Conference Room
Age Group: Adult, Seniors
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Help with Medicare or Medicare supplements is available in person! Get free one-on-one Medicare counseling with a Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselor provided by the Illinois Department on Aging and the Illinois Department of F...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Family Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Registered storytime, recommended for families with children 5 years and younger.  With stories, songs, and rhymes suited for all ages, this storytime is perfect for the whole family! ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Family Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
Registered storytime, recommended for families with children 5 years and younger.  With stories, songs, and rhymes suited for all ages, this storytime is perfect for the whole family! ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Baby Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Registered storytime, recommended for babies birth - 18 months with participating caregiver Welcome baby to the Library! Join us for stories, learn fingerplays and rhymes and meet other families.  ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.

Road to Kindergarten

10:30am - 11:30am
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Youth Services
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Registered kit pickup for children entering kindergarten The countdown to Kindergarten has begun! Join us this summer as we share resources and put together fun activities to build your child’s skills and confidence before their first day of Kinderg...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.

Art + Science: Wind (In Person)

4:15pm - 4:45pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Auditorium
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Program Type: S.T.E.A.M.
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
This is an in-person event. If you you would prefer to pick up a kit to complete at home, please register here.  Grades K–3. Wonder in the many connections between art and science and create projects that link both. All in-person programs a...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Drop-In Family Storytime

9:30am - 10:00am
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Details:
Drop-in storytime, recommended for families with children 5 years and younger.  With stories, songs, and rhymes suited for all ages, this storytime is perfect for the whole family! Don't forget a blanket and sunscreen!  These story...