Library News

Don’t Forget Your Summer Reading

It feels like it just began, but for some students, summer is almost at an end. If you see the school year fast approaching and haven’t done your summer reading it isn’t too late. Stop by IPPL for help finding your book. We have lists for most of the local schools, and we’ll be glad to locate a title or place a hold so you can get a copy before it’s time to head back to school.

Best Password Managers

If you are like me you have lot of passwords to remember and keep safe.  It is not safe to use  the same password for many sites, even though it is a strong one. All it takes is for there to be a security breach on one site to expose all your logins. PC Magazines “The Best Password Managers for 2018“, evaluated dozens of password managers and list their top 10, so you can compare features and choose the one that’s best for you.  They also reviewed the best free password managers.

Marianne Ryan

Pet Supply Drive July 15-21

We are collecting needed supplies for two animal shelters participating in our Pet-palooza event: the Hinsdale Humane Society and The Dog District in Darien. Needed items include: dog food, cat food, dog treats, cat treats, kitty litter, laundry detergent, KONG dog toys, and cat and kitten toys. A collection box will be in our lobby July 15-21.

Halfway time is fun-time at the Summer Challenges.

Its halfway time for the Indian Prairie Library Summer Challenges! Have you chosen your challenge yet? Are you close to completing your challenge?  If not, there is still plenty of time to start! If you need a MidKid or Early Literacy Challenge log you can pick one up at the Kids & Teens desk. Or, print one by going to  If you’ve finished, don’t wait! Bring your completed Challenge form to the Kids & Teens desk to collect your rewards. Or, come during the Prize Fair week (July 30-August 5). Remember, by turning in your completed Challenge form, you can help your school win the Summer Challenge Trophy. There are plenty of programs to still experience too! Parents – we have many ways to help your child beat the heat and build skills for school. Book Buddies, Book Bites and Read to the Dogs give your kids a book boost. Math in the garden is getting underway and Math Challenge sheet 3 is available now. Grown-ups & Teens – don’t forgot to complete your challenges too!


Cool Down with a Vornado Air Circulator

Borrow an air circulator and stay comfortable inside. With an air circulator, the cool air in a room is circulated at constant speed to create a cooling experience that’s different than a traditional fan. Using the Vornado can help a room feel up to 5 degrees cooler than it is, meaning you can set the thermostat a little higher to save on energy without sacrificing comfort. Check out a Vornado from our Tech Takeout collection today.