Clarendon Hills resident and author Scott Becker spent 12 years working at O'Hare's baggage and screening checkpoint. His book, TSA Baggage: An Inside Look at the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly at America's Airports was recently released by Skyhorse Publishing. Mr. Becker will appear at CHPL, Tuesday, November 28 at 7 pm for an Inside The Writer's Studio Q&A session. We'll ask him about his TSA experience, publishing his first book and more. Audience questions are welcome. A book signing wraps up the evening. Please register here or call the library at 630-323-8188.

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If you are interested in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) resources, check out our new STEM Resources page on the library's website.  It can be found under the KIDS tab. This page highlights the library's circulating STEM kits (electronic snap circuit kit, Ozobots, and more) and our favorite STEM-related children's books.

STEM Resources page

The library is now circulating 3 mobile hotspot devices that will allow CHPL patrons to have Wi/Fi access on the go wherever there is Sprint coverage.  Each hotspot comes with the hotspot device, charger cord with plug, instruction sheet and carrying case. Up to 10 devices can use the hotspot at any one time.  To check out a hotspot, ask at the Front Desk for availability.

Each hotspot:

  • will have a 2 week loan period 
  • can only be checked out by Clarendon Hills patrons 
  • can only be put on hold by Clarendon Hills patrons 
  • has a $1/day overdue fee if returned late 
  • must be checked out by an adult 
  • must be returned directly to the CHPL library (not other SWAN libraries) 
  • cannot be put in the book drop.

 

We now have a Kindle loaded with books, games and videos just for kids. It's available for in-library use only. Simply stop by the Youth Services Desk and we'll be happy to get you started. Similar to our iPad station, the Kids Kindle provides educational digital fun. Simply exchange your Library card for use of the Kindle. Time is limited to 30 minutes for a child. If there is no one waiting, the time limit can be extended.

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