Win an IPPL throw blanket!

Have you completed our Family Challenge for a chance to win an IPPL throw blanket?

The Family Challenge is a simple bingo-style activity which is part of our Homemade Readers Summer Reading Challenge. To mark a spot on their cards, participants may need to “download a song, movie, or tv show on Hoopla,” “ask a librarian for a book recommendation,” and/or “access a magazine on Zinio.” Once participants have filled out a row, column, or diagonal, they have completed the Family Challenge! 

Many of the activities are difficult for children to do on their own, so the idea is to get the whole family involved. Kids should sign up with their household. Adults can sign up as individuals or with their household. (Limit one entry per household.) The yellow Family Challenge cards can be found at the Kids & Teens and Adult Ask Us desks.

Participants should turn in their completed cards to the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk to be entered into our weekly drawings. We will be giving away two IPPL throw blankets each week through Aug. 10!

For more information on our Homemade Readers Summer Reading Challenge, visit

full family challenge bingo card


Have you shared your family’s story with IPPL yet? StoryShare is an oral history project in which community members are invited to interview family members while a trained IPPL volunteer operates the recording equipment. The interview theme is “family,” and sample questions can be provided. Participants will receive a CD of the interview while the library keeps a copy to preserve for future generations. For more information or to make an interview appointment, call Joe Popowitch at 630/887-8760 ext. 240.

Free Legal Consultations for Immigrants and Citizenship 101 Presentation

Free Legal Consultations for Immigrants
Tues., Aug. 11, 9 a.m.–noon.
Talk to a BIA-accredited representative from World Relief DuPage/Aurora for free for half an hour on immigrant related issues (including citizenship).
By appointment only.
Make an appointment by calling the Indian Prairie Public Library
Ask Us Desk at 630/887-8760 ext. 239.

Citizenship 101
Sat., Aug. 15, 1–3:30 p.m.
Maria del Carmen Rodriguez from the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) will give an overview of the citizenship process, including a mock interview and a demonstration of how to use the USCIS website to help prepare for the citizenship
test. There will be plenty of time for questions.
Make an appointment by calling the Indian Prairie Public Library
Ask Us Desk at 630/887-8760 ext. 239.

Jobs Fair July 22

Sen. Christine Radogno, Rep. Jim Durkin, Rep. Ron Sandack, and the Indian Prairie Public Library will host their 2nd annual jobs fair featuring companies from all over the area. The event will take place on Wednesday, July 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ashton Place, 341 75th St. in Willowbrook. It will include breakout sessions on Stand-Out Resumes, Successful Interviewing, and Networking Your Way to a New Job.

jobs fair flyer 2015

Learn Something New with

IPPL cardholders can now learn software, creative, and business skills with! has thousands of online tutorials taught by industry experts, and features courses for all skill levels. IPPL cardholders now have FREE, unlimited access – including desktop, mobile, and tablet access – allowing them to view as many videos as they want on different devices without losing their place.

Topics include:
• 3D & Animation
• Audio & Music
• Business
• Design
• Developer
• Education & eLearning
• IT
• Marketing
• Photography
• Video
• Web

Patrons can access from our website ( > research > New users will need to create an account by logging in with their library card number and PIN, then entering their name and email address.


Winners of The Sound Teen Music Fest

IPPL hosted The Sound, its third annual teen music fest, on June 20, and the winners were:

Best Band: Soma Holiday  (pictured below)

best band

Best Solo/Duo: Double Identity (pictured below) 

best duo

Fan Favorite: Riptide

Local teens competed for the best solo/duo and best band awards and cash prizes. A panel of judges awarded the category prizes, and the fan favorite was chosen by text-in vote.

Read the Chicago Tribune/Doings Weekly recap here.

Thank you to all of the bands who participated, as well as our event sponsors: the IPPL Teen Advisory Board, The Gift of Carl Foundation, and the Friends of IPPL.

the sound