Wi-Fi Hotspots Available for Checkout

Bring the internet home, or take it with you on the go. We’ve added five Sprint Pocket Wi-Fi hotspot devices to our Tech Takeout collection. A hotspot allows you to connect wireless to the internet. IPPL cardholders can borrow a hotspot for a 1-week checkout period. The hotspots use Sprint’s cellular network, and connection speeds will vary based on location.

Check availability and place a hotspot on hold.

The hotspots are made available thanks to a donation from the IPPL Foundation. 

SAT Practice Test

On April 5, high school juniors across the state of Illinois will be taking the SAT. Make sure your student is prepared and sign up for our SAT Practice Test session, offered by Kaplan, on Saturday, March 18 at 9:30 a.m. The practice is free and comes with analyzed results delivered same day. Space is limited. Be sure to register in person, by phone, or online.

Registration closes Saturday, March 11. No IPPL card is required.

Think Spring: Buy a Reading Garden Brick!

Spring is just around the corner! If you would like to see your name become a lasting part of the library, honor a special person or occasion, memorialize a loved one, or recognize an organization or business, the IPPL Foundation invites you to purchase a personalized, engraved brick for the library’s Reading Garden path.

With a gift of $75, you can personalize a 4″ x 8″ brick with three lines. A gift of $150 allows you to personalize an 8″ x 8″ brick with up to six lines. If you are ordering a brick as a gift, please provide the gift recipient’s information, and we will send them a notification. Duplicate bricks can be ordered as a keepsake for half-price. For more information, visit ipplfoundation.org or call 630/887-8760 ext. 245. Order by April 15 for early summer installation.


Kids having trouble find books they like?

According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report:

“Parents underestimate the degree to which children have trouble finding books they like. Only 29% of parents agree “my child has trouble finding books he/she likes,” whereas 41% of kids agree this is a challenge.”

But we can help you with that! Visit the Ask Us desk in the Kids & Teens department for recommendations. And check out the Kids & Family Reading Report for more information.