Wanted: Coders

The library is looking for professional and hobbyist coders for our first-ever {Day of Code} event on Saturday, Dec. 10. {Day of Code} is an opportunity for children, teens, and adults to learn about computer programming through an array of programs, workshops, and activities. We need volunteers to help us plan, develop, and potentially teach classes, as well as mentors to help answer questions in classes and drop-ins. If you are interested in leading a class or mentoring, please fill out this form. For more information, contact Tyler Works at tylerw@ippl.info or 630/887-8760 x261.


Learn about SCORE

Small business owners and entrepreneurs, learn about SCORE at our lobby drop-in session on 9/26/16 from 6 PM – 8 PM. Chat with Fox Valley SCORE representatives who will tell you about all the assistance and resources the nonprofit association can provide, including experienced business mentors.

Also, mark your calendars for these upcoming programs at the library:  Simple Steps before Starting Your Business on 10/6/16, 6:30 – 8 PM and Simple Steps for Growing Your Business on 11/16/16 from 6:30 – 8 PM.



Little U Registration Begins 9/19!

Registration begins for the fall session of Little U this upcoming Monday, September 19th at 9:00 a.m.. There are three easy ways to register:

  • Visit calendar.ippl.info and sign your child(ren) up.
  • Come to the Kids and Teens “Ask Us” desk.
  • Call the library.

The classes being offered this session are:

Baby Brilliance
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. OR Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
For children birth-17 months with an adult.

Talented Toddlers
Mondays at 9:30 a.m. OR Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. OR Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
For children 18-36 months with an adult.

Junior Genius
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. OR Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
For children 3-6 years old. Adult caregivers must remain in the library.

Fantastic Families
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Stories for children of all ages with an adult.

Looking forward to seeing you in class this fall!

Library Anywhere App

Do you use our Library Anywhere app? If so, please note that we will be discontinuing its use on Oct. 1. We are currently investigating other apps for searching our catalog, and hope to introduce a new product this winter. In the meantime, you can use the library’s website, ippl.info, which is mobile responsive for ease of use on devices such as smartphones and tablets. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Star Trek 50th Anniversary

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. The first episode of Star Trek, now referred to as “The Original Series,” produced by Gene Roddenberry and starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy first premiered on September 8th, 1966. Relive the early years by watching the first season of Star Trek: The Original Series or experience the newest series, check out the J.J. Abrams directed movie, Star Trek (2013). To read up on the history and making of the Star Trek franchise, read The Star Trek Book by Paul Ruditis or Leonard by William Shatner, a memoir of his friendship with co-star Nimoy.


The SAT is Coming

Earlier this year the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced they would contract with the College Board to provide the SAT, instead of the ACT, at no cost to high school juniors. In addition, ISBE also announced the SAT will replace the PARCC standardized test for high school juniors.

To help with the transition and aid students that may be taking either or both, Kaplan will offer a Practice ACT and SAT combo test Saturday, October 1 from 12:30-4:30 p.m at the library. All participants will receive same day scoring. Teens that wish to participate in this program can sign up via the Kaplan website, or you can call or stop by the Kids & Teens desk for help.