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Discover ideas, questions, and more for your group:

  • Browse our book club picks to discover something new to read and discuss.
  • Receive copies of the book for your group by filling out the Book Club Request form below.
  • Let us provide book reviews, discussion questions, and author interviews and biographies.
  • Use the recommended resources below to gather ideas and advice for your group.
  • Not sure what your group should read next? Call 630/887-0637 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Experience the library's lively discussions:

  • New members always welcome.
  • Copies of the book available at the Checkout Desk one month before the discussion.


Library Book Clubs


crimereadersbgCrime Readers

a book club for readers who like unraveling clues, interpreting evidence, and analyzing characters


a book club for 20-30 somethings who enjoy discussing popular and relevant fiction and nonfiction

novelideabcNovel Idea

a book club for for readers who like to delve into a book's characters, plots, setting, and themes



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Stream or download the latest music to your smartphone, tablet, or computer from Hoopla. Albums are always available -- no waiting lists. Borrow up to 7 albums per month (loan period is 7 days). All you need is your IPPL library card and an email address. For adults, teens, kids.

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Download or stream audiobooks to your tablet, smartphone, or computer. Listen to thousands of audiobooks from our three collections. For adults, teens, kids



Browse eMediaLibrary. 5 checkouts and 5 holds at a time. 21 day checkout.

View instructions on downloading audiobooks:

Download the Overdrive app to listen to eMediaLibrary books:

You may also stream audiobooks in a browser.


eReadIllinois logoBrowse eReadIllinois. 5 checkouts and 5 holds at a time. 21 day checkout. Learn how to download audiobooks to your smartphone, tablet, or Kindle Fire.

Download the Axis 360 app to listen to eReadIllinois books:

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In Hoopla, audiobooks are always available to stream or download -- no waiting. Borrow 7 items per month. 21 day checkout. View instructions.

Streaming Movies Preview


Watch movies and TV shows instantly through our Hoopla collection or our preloaded Rokus.

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Browse movies and TV shows through Hoopla. View instructions on how to stream or download movies/TV shows to your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
  • Check out up to 7 items per month
  • Borrow movies and TV shows for 3 days (72 hours)
  • Items always available -- no wait lists
  • IPPL card and email address required  

Download the Hoopla app:


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Stream hundreds of movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu, and our Vudu collection instantly to your TV by checking out one of our Roku devices. Borrow for 7 days.

Available titles:

You'll need:

  • IPPL card
  • Wifi (wireless internet acccess)
  • TV with HDMI connection (flat screen LCD or LED televisions)

We'll provide: