On Monday, Aug. 21, the United States will see its first total solar eclipse cross the continent since 1979. Safely view this rare event with solar eclipse glasses! Come to the lobby on Monday, Aug. 21, beginning at noon. We’ll be giving away one per person, while supplies last. Please note that our supply is very limited! View a list of reputable online and in-store vendors.
You’ve purchased the pencils, notebooks, and other supplies, but do your kids have their library cards yet? Be sure students have the most important school supply of all—a library card! Kids who sign up for their first IPPL card will receive a specially-designed card just for kids and a kid-sized book bag. Learn more about getting a library card at getacard.ippl.info.
Adirondack chairs painted by students at Concord Elementary (left) and Lace School (right) are now on display at the library! The Battle of the Adirondack Chairs is a fundraiser hosted by the Darien Chamber Women in Business and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Darien. Proceeds will help to provide meals for residents undergoing cancer treatment. Learn more here.
Story Stroll is a series of 10 storyboards along the shopping center’s sidewalk that encourages families to read at their own pace while following the prompts for activities along the way. Stories change seasonally.
Enjoy the same great selection of bestsellers for a longer period of time with Hot Picks, the new name for our rental collection. In addition to the name change, the checkout policy for these books has changed:
- 7 day checkout (instead of 2 days)
- $1/day late fee (instead of $0.25/day)
This change allows readers who feel they cannot complete a book in 2 days to borrow an item they can keep (for free) for a week. Just a reminder: Hot Picks are non-holdable and non-renewable, but all of the books in the Hot Picks collection are also available in the regular collection. For more information, stop by the Adult Ask Us Desk.
We have free tickets to Ravinia available for select performances! Stop by the Ask Us Desk on the first floor to see the list of dates and to enter into our drawing for free tickets.
Do you have surgery scheduled this summer? We can deliver materials to your home at no charge while you are recuperating. Books, including large print and audio, movies, music, and magazines can be provided. Learn more.
Take the library with you! Borrow on the go with our eLibrary. Find books, movies, music, magazines, and more!
So, what’s the Carvey, you ask? The Carvey is an easy-to-use tabletop 3D carving machine that works with a wide variety of materials: wood, plastic, soft metals, linoleum, foam, molding wax, and more! Similar to a 3D printer, it is used to turn ideas into high-quality, real objects. Learn more about using our Carvey.