Current COVID-19 Update

The library building is open for limited in-person services. Patrons can pick up holds, visit our service desks for quick reference and reader’s advisory services, access the self-serve copy machine located at the front of the building, browse and check out materials. Masks are required for all visitors over the age of two years. Computer usage and research are suspended until further notice. Click here for more information on currently available services.

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

Family Trivia Week (Mythology)

01/18/2021 @ 9:00am - 01/22/2021 @ 8:00pm
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! January theme: Mythology ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

VIRTUAL DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
This is a virtual event, subscribe and check out our previous DIY Storytimes here.  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 th...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Storytime Book Bag 1

9:00am - 4:00pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag.Ages birth-5 (not yet in Kindergarten). Take storytime home with you! Twice a month, you’ll get 3 hand-selected picture...
Library Branch: Online
Program Type: Board of Trustees
Event Details:
The meeting will be live at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. To watch this meeting, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85024993553 Members of the Library Board will be participating in this meeting through a virtual meeting platform. This meeting is held as a vi...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

VIRTUAL DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
This is a virtual event, subscribe and check out our previous DIY Storytimes here.  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 th...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Details:
The Helen Plum Book Discussion meeting has gone virtual! Join us for the January meeting where we’ll be discussing The Deadly Hours by Susanna Kearsley, C.S. Harris, Anna Lee Huber, and Christine Trent.  All you'll need is a compute...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Virtual Program
Event Details:
Recommended for families with young children. Videos uploaded on Fridays!Subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you don’t miss out: youtube.com/helenplumlibrary Learn storytime songs and rhymes from your favorite librarians at home....
This event is in the "Youth" group.

VIRTUAL DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
This is a virtual event, subscribe and check out our previous DIY Storytimes here.  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 th...
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: 53
Event Details:
Local genealogist Suz Bates will discuss what to look for while uncovering social security and naturalization records, which will help you build a more complete story around your ancestor.  All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Storytime Book Bag 2

9:00am - 4:00pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag.Ages birth-5 (not yet in Kindergarten). Take storytime home with you! Twice a month, you’ll get 3 hand-selected picture...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

VIRTUAL DIY Storytime

9:00am - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytimes, Virtual Program
Event Details:
This is a virtual event, subscribe and check out our previous DIY Storytimes here.  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 th...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Virtual Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Details:
Join us for the January meeting of our Virtual Book Club! We'll be discussing The Mountains Sing by Nguỹên Phan Qúê Mai. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link with instructions will be emaile...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

High School Book Bag

All Day
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Teen
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
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! February genre: ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.

Early Reader Book Bag

9:00am - 4:00pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag. Grades K-2.  Celebrate learning how to read with our Early Reader Book Bag! Each bag will feature a selection of ear...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Grade School" group.

Elementary Chapter Book Bag

9:00am - 4:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Grade School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag. Grades 3-5.  Do you love surprises and new things to read? Check out our Elementary Chapter Book Bag! Each bag will ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Middle School Book Bag

9:00am - 4:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag. Grades 6-8.  Do you love surprises and new things to read? Check out our Middle School Book Bag! Each bag will featu...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Room: Zoom
Age Group: Adult
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 February meeting of our Virtual Library Lounge! We'll be discussing The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy. All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. A Zoom link with instructi...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Birth to Preschool" group.

Storytime Book Bag 1

9:00am - 4:00pm
Closed
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Youth, Birth to Preschool
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
A valid Helen Plum Library Card is required. You will be contacted through email about how to pick up your bag. Ages birth-5 (not yet in Kindergarten).  Take storytime home with you! Twice a month, you’ll get 3 hand-selected pic...
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. ...
This event is in the "Teen" group.

Virtual No Title Book Club

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Helen Plum Library
Age Group: Teen
Program Type: Virtual Program
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14

Zoom Event

All you'll need is a computer, tablet or phone to join via Zoom. The Zoom link will be included in the confirmation and reminder emails sent to you after you register. For additional instructions on accessing Zoom with Apple and Android devices or your personal computer, click here (https://www.helenplum.org/sites/default/files/zoom_instructions.pdf). 

 

Event Details:
Calling all book lovers! Join us for this low-key event where the only requirement is that you share a book that you have enjoyed reading! We will talk and chat about books we have read. There is a Helen Plum Teen Events Remind group. Learn more a...

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Zoom Attendance

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

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).  ...