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Reading Colors Your World Summer Reading Challenge from June 7 - July 31

We challenge you to read this summer - for fun and for prizes - by joining one of our Online Reading Colors Your World Summer Reading Challenges. You can log all your reading online through the library's Beanstack software.

For Children

Ages Birth - 17: Log every day you read for at least 15 minutes. Read for 40 days this summer and for every 10 days you log in, you will receive a ticket to enter a drawing at the end of the challenge for gift cards to these great Clarendon Hills businesses: I Want Candy!, The Daily Scoop, Domino's Pizza and Learning Express.

Beginning June 7, 2021, you can start recording your days read through the Beanstack app or web site.

Create Beanstack Account (only if you have never created an account before) and Register for Summer Reading Challenge 

Instructions for Setting up Beanstack Account

Parents: Please note that you can create an account for yourself and then add your children to your account so that you can easily access all family members' reading logs with one login.
To do this, when creating your Beanstack account, click on "Register an Individual or Family" and then "I am an adult registering a child."

Want to record your reading on paper instead of online? Not a problem. Click here to download and print a book log sheet.  You can return this completed sheet to the library or mail it to us at 7 N Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514.

Kids' Summer Kick-Off ProgramDidgeridoo Down Under (virtual program) . . . Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM 
Didgeridoo Down Under is a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, comedy, and storytelling.  It's interactive, educational, motivational and super fun - perfect for kids and families!  Please register your family using an email address and you will receive a Zoom invite.

Register for Didgeridoo Down Under


For Adults

Ages 18+: Each time you complete a book and add it to your reading log, you earn a ticket you can use to enter a drawing at the end of the challenge for one of two $50 gift cards to a Clarendon Hills business!

Beginning June 7, 2021, you can start recording your books read through the Beanstack app or web site.

Create Beanstack Account (only if you have never created an account before) and Register for Summer Reading Challenge

Want to record your reading on paper instead of online? Not a problem. Click here to download and print a book log sheet.  You can return this completed sheet to the library or mail it to us at 7 N Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514.

The recently released updated CDC mask guidelines for vaccinated adults have left many patrons wondering if masks are needed when visiting the library. For now, the library will continue to require masks for all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, for the following reasons:

• The library building is a small, enclosed space, not well-suited for social distancing.
• We cannot verify the vaccination status of every patron entering the building.
• We serve children who are not yet eligible for vaccination and we need to think of their safety.

The library’s mask requirement does follow Governor Pritzker’s updated Executive Order 2021-10 which states:

Businesses (includes non-profit entities) are encouraged to prioritize the health and safety of their workers and customers, and may continue to require face coverings and social distancing, even for those who are fully vaccinated.

Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to navigate this pandemic. The health of library users and employees is our top priority.

See more information about visiting the library during the pandemic.

The Library building is open to the public with modified hours and limited capacity and services.


Library building hours are:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays:  10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays and Fridays:              10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays:                                          10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Contactless Holds Pickup has ended. You are able to enter the library building to pick up your holds.
For the health and safety of library staff and users:
  • There will be limits on how many people can be in the building at one time.
  • Seating and tables are extremely limited to help maintain social distancing.
  • Only two public Internet stations will be available for use by CHPL card holders only. These computers will be available for use one hour per day per person by appointment only.
  • The meeting rooms will not be available for groups to rent.
  • The Youth Department’s iPads and toys will be unavailable for use.
  • Newspapers will be inaccessible.
  • The drinking fountain will be turned off and there will be no complimentary coffee served.
  • The elevator is limited to one person/family at a time.
  • Patrons will not be allowed to study or hang out in the library for prolonged periods in order to limit exposure and contact.

When you visit the library, we ask that you follow these guidelines:
  • Wear a face covering or mask at all times. If you cannot medically wear a mask, reasonable accommodations can be arranged with notice.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least six feet apart.
  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer often.
  • Children under age 13 must be directly supervised by an adult.
  • If you feel unwell, or are consistently coughing or sneezing, please stay at home.
  • Keep your visit to 60 minutes or less.

These are challenging times and we must work together to keep our community safe and healthy.  

 Additional Library Information:
  • Call us at 630-323-8188 to answer reference questions.

  • Check out our program calendar to see what fun and informative virtual programs we are offering.

  • Continue to use the library digitally by downloading eBooks; listening to downloadable and streaming audiobooks; streaming movies and TV shows; streaming music; reading digital comics and magazines; taking online classes; and much more.

  • The book drop is open. Feel free to return library items. Returned items are no longer being quarantined before being checked in. 

  • All materials checked out during the Limited Walk-In Services Phase of Reopening will have a 3 week loan period.

  • WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING BOOK DONATIONS AT THIS TIME.


The following are reliable sources of information about COVID-19 and helpful tools to help you stay informed:

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Illinois Department of Public Health

DuPage County Health Department

Information for Communities

Preventative Actions

CHPL card holders now have access to full-image digital replicas of the Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Herald (Northwest Suburbs edition) newspapers. And these digital replicas are current and can be read the same day as the print newspaper comes out.

To access these, go to the library's website and click on Research >> Research Resources >> Chicago Sun-Times or Research >> Research Resources >> Daily Herald. After signing in with your library card#, click on the newspaper name that lists "image" as its format. You can then click on the date of the newspaper you want to see. The newspaper will look exactly like the print version of the paper.

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