You can donate nonperishable food and personal care items to our Food for Fines drive through Dec. 14.
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Holiday Closings

The library will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 24 and 25, and Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Our book drops will be open, and our website, www.ippl.info, is available 24/7. You can also renew and reserve materials online. 

Nutcracker Display

More than 40 nutcrackers are on display in our second floor art gallery display cases. Visit our website for a full schedule

Holiday Mystery Picks

Do you enjoy reading or listening to mysteries? Try one of these Christmas mysteries this holiday season! 

eMedia Drop In

Not sure what to do with that new tablet or ereader? Stop by the lobby on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2-4 p.m., and we'll help you get books, magazines, movies, and music on your iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Kindle Fire, and more. Can't wait till then? Click here to start learning

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Dec. 9, 2014
Food for Fines

Help us help the community this holiday season by donating nonperishable food and personal care items to our Food for Fines program through Dec. 14. All items collected will be distributed to the food pantries at Our Lady of Peace and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. If those making donations have fines due, the library will waive one dollar of fines owed for each item donated.

Suggested donations include: 

  • Boxed or canned foods
  • Canned meat and tuna
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Facial tissues and shampoo
  • Toothpaste and deodorant

No opened or expired items, please. 

Holiday Giving Tree Program

IPPL is one of twelve host businesses for the Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce and Industry's 10th annual Holiday Giving Tree Program. Giving Trees will be on display through Dec. 24, and each tree's ornaments will list items that local charitable organizations are in need of this holiday season. Simply choose an ornament, shop for the item(s), then bring them back to the library unwrapped with the ornament attached. 

Holidays with hoopla

Holiday cheer for the eye and ear - that's what hoopla has this time of year! Music makes the holidays sing, and you'll find the sounds of the holidays on hoopla, where your choices are always available, no waiting! To check out free, streaming holiday music (and movies), click here


Holidays with hoopla

IPPL offers Roku devices for checkout, and new titles are added to our devices weekly. Our newest titles include: 


Movies Rokus 

  • Expendables 3
  • Life of Crime 
  • Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas 
  • What If
  • When the Game Stands Tall

Movies & More Rokus

  • Expendables 3
  • Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas 
  • Tyler Perry's Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned

Family Rokus

  • The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Rokus allow users to stream popular movies to their television. The devices require wireless Internet and a television with an HDMI connection. To learn more about borrowing our Roku devices, visit our eLibrary page
Programs through Dec. 30

At the time this list is published, there are still openings in these programs. Each program is linked to its description and registration form (when required). Drop-in programs have an asterisk (*).  





Email for Beginners


10 AM

Novel Idea- The Wind is Not a River by Brian Payton *


7 PM

ADD Just Doesn't Add Up!


6 PM

Stamptastic Decorations


10:30 AM

Adult Chess Group * 


6 PM

Thursday Afternoon Movie: Jersey Boys


2 PM

eMedia Drop-In * 


2 PM

Crime Readers: The Deep Blue Good-by by John D. MacDonald * 


6 PM

ESL Conversation Group * 


10 AM

Gaming Lock-In


5:30 PM

Adult Chess Group * 


6 PM

Current Events Group * 


7 PM

Frozen: Sing-Along! * 


2 PM

Blue: Kids & Families

Purple: Teens

Red: Adults