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Hinsdale Public Library
The Hinsdale Public Library offers so much more then your typical “check out a book” library from yesteryear. They have special programs such as Astronomy, Film Society, and speaker series. You can even check out books online through the ebooks website. From the Springhill Suites in Burr Ridge start out going north on N Frontage Rd toward Veterans Blvd, turn right onto Vetrans Blvd, take the 1st left onto S County rd, turn left onto E 55th St, ake the 1st right onto S Garfield st, turn left onto E Maple St, Hinsdale Public Library is on the left.
The Hinsdale Public Library and its predecessor, the Hinsdale Library Association, have been providing service to Hinsdale residents since 1886. The Hinsdale Library Association was incorporated in 1886 and had 150 paying members and 150 volumes. During the library association’s lifetime (1886-1893) it was housed in various commercial buildings and moved three times. The tax-supported Hinsdale Public Library was created in 1893. Absorbing the collection, assets, and staff of the Library Association, the Public Library opened in August 1893. The Public Library continued the nomadic experience of the Library Association, sharing space with various businesses and relocating six times between 1893 and 1929. The completion of the Memorial Building in 1929 gave the Hinsdale Public Library its first permanent home. Through the next few decades, the library continued its vital and vigorous growth, causing it to outgrow its space. D.K. Pearson, one of the directors of the Library Association, donated his home and a portion of his estate to the library, which funded the 1957 addition to the library. (Dugan, 142) The former Pearson Addition is now home to the Village of Hinsdale offices. The library again found itself in tight quarters and in need of expansion. In the 1988 another addition, on the west side of the Memorial Building, was constructed and the library and the village swapped office spaces in the Memorial Building. Overall, in its 120-year history the library (Hinsdale Library Association and the Hinsdale Public Library) has moved 11 times, suvived fires, and built two additions.
Address: 20 E Maple St, Hinsdale, IL
Phone Number: (630) 986-1976
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: (September-May) 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m