Beginning on Wednesday, November 7th, the SWAN server will undergo an upgrade of its current operating system. This upgrade could take up to two days, during which many SWAN services will be unavailable.

You will be able to:

  • Search the online catalog
  • Check out items
  • Pick up existing holds
  • Pay fines at the library

You will NOT be able to:

  • Log in to My Account
  • Place new holds
  • See item status or availability in the online catalog
  • Receive notifications
  • Get or renew a library card

We apologize for the inconvenience of diminished services during the SWAN server upgrade.

We would love your input on what computer classes we should offer at the library.  Please fill out the survey below to let us know what computer classes would be of most interest to you.  

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first published in the U.S. on September 1, 1998.  Join us in celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter wizarding fun with the following programs:

Help us Build Hogwarts
September 4-29
Drop by the Youth Department and help us put together our LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Building Kit.

DIY Harry Potter Wand (registration required)
Saturday, September 8, 2 pm
Tweens, teens and Adults are invited to join us in the library’s Meeting Room to make a cool Harry Potter-inspired wand out of a chopstick! Hot glue guns will be used – you have been warned.  Younger school-aged children may attend with an adult.

Online registration for DIY Harry Potter Wand

Harry Potter Trivia Night (registration required)
Thursday, September 24, 7 pm
Teams (4 people or less) can test their Harry Potter book and movie knowledge at our Trivia Night.  This is open to any age level (kids, teens, adults) as long as participants have knowledge of Harry Potter.  Butterbeer and Sorting Hat cupcakes will be served. Register as a team - 1 person from team registers and list others on the team in notes section when registering online.

Online registration for Harry Potter Trivia Night 

Harry Potter Escape Room (registration required)
Tuesday, October 9, time slots start at 5:30
Professor Umbridge has locked you in a room for detention! You and your team have 30 minutes to solve all the puzzles and escape before she returns with dementors. Please sign up your team for only ONE time slot and arrive a few minutes before your start time.  Register as a team - 1 person from team registers and list others on the team in notes section when registering online. 

Online registration for Harry Potter Escape Room

The Clarendon Hills Public Library has added two fun games to our list of items available to CHPL cardholders. Borrow our classic Bocce Ball set or a 5 foot tall Jenga-styled wooden block tower. Perfect for family gatherings, birthday parties and other events. The wooden tumble tower game is quite heavy and may require a cart or two people to haul it from your vehicle to your home. Please contact the library in advance to ensure availability for either of these items.

To put the Bocce Ball Set on hold, click here:

To put the Giant Tumble Tower on hold, click here:

  • 2 week loan period
  • Can only be checked out by CHPL cardholders
  • Can only be put on hold by CHPL cardholders
  • $1/day overdue fee if returned late
  • Must be returned directly to our library (not other SWAN libraries)
  • Cannot be put in the book drop

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