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Through the library's CHPL Academy you can learn more about using a variety of the library's online resources - including the library's digital content platforms for accessing ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital magazines, etc., and library research databases like AncestryLibrary, ConsumerReports.org, and more! The CHPL Academy also provides tutorials on using social media platforms, Microsoft products and Google software. Try out a tutorial today!

 

 

 

 

Lockers pic canvaCan’t make it to the library to pick up your holds during library hours?
Now you can call the library and ask that your held items be placed in an outdoor locker for you to pick up within 7 days. The library has 6 lockers available.

How to Use this Service

  • Call the library at 630-323-8188 and ask if staff can place your held items in one of our lockers. You can also text a locker request to 630-381-8885 (this # is for texts only). Please be sure to identify who you are.
  • Staff will let you know if a locker is available and, if so, will let you know your assigned locker number.
  • Staff will check your held items out to your account and place items in your assigned locker.
  • You have one week to pick up your items.
  • You will use the last four digits of your library card barcode to open the lock on your locker.
  • If you do not pick your items up within the week, your items will be placed back on the library's inside holds shelf for five days.  After five days, the items will be checked in and sent back to their home library or reshelved.

 Please Note: 

  • We will only hold items in lockers for one week. If you request locker service on a Monday, you would have until 9:30 am the following Monday to pick up items.
  • Items must fit in a 12 in x 12 in x 12 in space. If you have items that will not fit in the locker, you will be notified.

How to Open the Locker, When You Come to Pick Up Your Items

On the lock of your assigned locker:

  • Press “C”.
  • Enter the last 4 digits of your library card barcode by pressing down on the appropriate numbers.
  • Turn knob to unlocked position (arrow on knob points to unlocked padlock icon).
  • Open locker and remove items.
  • Close locker and press “C” button.
  • Return knob to locked position (arrow on knob points to locked padlock icon).

 

 

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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.

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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