Library News

As Governor Pritzker announced on March 20 that he has signed a statewide stay at home "shelter in place" order through April 7 aimed at keeping new cases of COVID-19 from rapidly increasing, the library has had to adjust a few of its closing services.

Since staff will no longer be in the building daily, the book drop will be closed starting March 20 in the evening. We ask that you hold onto all library items until the library re-opens. All material due dates have already been changed to May 1 and all items will be checked in fine free when we open again. The library phone will not be answered, so please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need to get in touch with library staff.

The library's new tentative opening date is Wednesday, April 8. But please know that as this situation is fluid, we could likely be closed for a longer period of time. Please keep checking the library's website to stay informed.

Libraries may not be essential during a pandemic, but they are essential during the aftermath. We look forward to being open to the community again soon! Take care of yourselves!

In response to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for limiting possible exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the library will be closed to the public until further notice. Our tentative re-opening date is Wednesday, April 8, but as this situation is changing daily, please check the library’s website for up-to-date information about library services.

Information to know about the library closing:

• All programs and meetings are cancelled.
All materials will have a due date of May 1.
• Hold on to all library materials until the library re-opens. All items will be checked in fine free.
• Holds will be suspended.
• The library has a plethora of digital content that will still be available for you to check out and enjoy. (See links below).
• If you have a problem downloading items because your card has expired, please email the library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and staff will extend your card expiration date. Expect some delay from the time you contact us to the time the expiration date is updated.
• Check this site and the library's Facebook page for up-to-date information regarding the library's response to the COVID-19 virus.

Currently, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Clarendon Hills community. Closing is a preventative measure as one of the most important things people can do to avoid exposure to the virus is to put distance between themselves and other people. 

Use the Library's Digital Services

Continue to use the library without visiting by downloading eBooks; listening to downloadable and streaming audiobooks; streaming movies and TV shows; streaming music; reading digital comics and magazines; taking online classes; and much more. Visit https://clarendonhillslibrary.org/using-the-library/technology/technology-digital-collection and https://clarendonhillslibrary.org/programs-classes/online-classes for more information. Stay connected with us on Facebook and https://clarendonhillslibrary.org/library-news/201-covid-19-response for the most up to date information from the library.


The following are reliable sources of information and helpful tools to help you stay informed:

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Illinois Department of Public Health

DuPage County Health Department

Information for Communities

Preventative Actions

Stay well!

TumbleBooks, a world leader in online book databases, announced that it will make its family of online libraries for all ages available for free to the public until at least August 31.

To access these free online materials, go to:

  • Tumble Book Library - Provides a collection of online ebooks for grades K-6 including animated e-books for young children with read-along narration and sound. Also features games, puzzles, and quizzes for young readers.

  • Tumble Math - Provides the most comprehensive collection of math-related picture and chapter books. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.

  • Teen Book Cloud - Provides an online collection for grades 7-12 including ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books.
  • Audio Book Cloud - Provides an online audio book library collection of streaming audio books for a variety of ages.
  • Romance Book Cloud - Provides a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the more mature crowd!

Items in the TumbleBooks libraries do not need to be checked out. You just click on the item and then click on the "read online," "listen online," or "play video" link. Items use your web browser, so you do need to be connected to the Internet. There are no limits to how many items you can click on to enjoy. Any item shown is available; there are no holds or wait times for item availability.

We thank TumbleBooks for working with libraries to provide this quality content to the public free during this stressful and trying time.

During the month of March, the library will be giving away 2018 magazines to any interested library users on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like the 2018 issues of a particular magazine, please request that magazine at the library’s check out desk or call us 630-323-8188.  

List of Offered Magazines