Library News

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, go the library's Front Desk.

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.

 Check SWAN Catalog for Availability

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.

CHPL3 Kid Kindle

Crissy pic

Crissy Barnat is the library's new Head of Circulation.  Crissy was previously the Head of Circulation Services at the Eola Road Branch of the Aurora Public Library.  We are thrilled to have her on our staff!  Her desk is right on the Main Level of the library so be sure to stop by and say hello!

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.

Card holders can swap out their old library card free by waiting for when their current card needs to be renewed or they can purchase one of the new cards for $1.00.

Please note that when you get a new library card, you will be getting a new barcode number.

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