The library has one opening for a new Library Board of Trustees member. We are currently seeking applications from interested Clarendon Hills’ residents to serve on the Board. The selected candidate would serve a 2 year term and be eligible to run for a second 2 year term in the 2019 election. Residents who would like to be considered for the appointment should complete an application by June 20, 2017.


Completed applications should be sent to Lori Craft, Library Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N Prospect Ave, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514.  After the applications have been reviewed, the Library Board will schedule interviews with selected candidates.

The Library Board is a seven-member body responsible for determining library policy, providing fiscal and facility oversight, and advocating the library and its services to Clarendon Hills’ residents.

Big Reading Buddies are students entering 5th grade and up who volunteer their time to help younger children entering grades 1-2 learn to love reading.  Big and Little Reading Buddies will be paired off and assigned a weekly half-hour reading time at the library between June 12 - July 20.  Get your Big Buddy and Little Buddy forms today!

Teen Volunteers are students entering grades 6 and up.  Volunteers may assist summer reading participants with their prizes, help out during youth programs or work on other various tasks.  Volunteers will work a 2-hour shift each week between June 12 - July 27.  Get your Teen Volunteer form today!

barb retirement flyer smallerLibrarian Barb Stepina will be retiring from the Clarendon Hills Public Library after 21 years of working here!  Please join us in thanking her for her service and in saying good-bye at our Drop-In Open House for Barb on Tuesday, April 25th from 2-4 pm on the Main Level of the library.  There will be cake!  We hope to see you there!

chpl card new smallThe library has snazzy new library cards that come as a combo pack that includes a regular card and a key tag card that can fit on a key ring.

In honor of National Library Week, April 10-15, CHPL card holders can swap out their old library card with a new combo pack card/key tag free of charge from April 10 – May 10. To do so, card holders should bring their current unexpired library card and/or driver’s license with CH address to the library’s Check Out Desk and ask for a card swap. Please note that when you get a new library card, you will be getting a new barcode number.

After May 10, card holders can make the swap free by waiting for when their current card needs to be renewed or they can purchase one of the new cards for $1.00.

If you prefer your existing card (and existing barcode), you're welcome to keep using it. Hope to see you soon!