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Library Closed This Evening (10/16) for A Staff/Volunteer Event

Posted October 16, 2014 | Posted in Front Page

The Library will be closed at 5 p.m. on October 16th for a staff/volunteer event.  We will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Friday morning.

Friends’ Annual Mystery Play: B-I-N-G-O Spells Murder!

Posted October 10, 2014 | Posted in Front Page

When the Friends of the Villa Park Library break out their annual murder mystery—B-I-N-G-O Spells Murder!—on Nov. 7–9, audiences will experience more madcap mayhem than a multi-card bingo card game!

Come prepared to help the cast deduce whodunit as they try to raise the monies needed to make the last loan payment on Our Lady of Almost Lost Causes’ orphanage. Can the great Mother Superior save the church and orphanage? Are there crooks in the congregation? Will someone win the bingo game . . . or will they die trying?

Find the answers to these burning questions and more when the show, written by Robert Mattson, debuts at the Villa Park Public Library’s Annex, 317 S. Ardmore Ave., on Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m.

Audience members will be encouraged to test their wits and possibly win prizes from local businesses. Tickets can be purchased now at the library for $12. Tickets at the door will cost $15 (if you dare to wait!).

The Friends of the Villa Park Library act as advocates for the library, sponsoring programs and fundraising events, promoting the library within the community and helping to improve the library facilities and services.

For more information or to help sponsor the production, email

2014 St. Nick Mart – Vendor Application Form

Posted October 10, 2014 | Posted in Front Page

Are you an independent consultant or small business owner in Villa Park? St. Nick Mart santa

The Friends of the Villa Park Library will be hosting a St. Nick Mart on Saturday, December 6, and we are looking for vendors! If you’d like details, download our application form.

But don’t delay! The St. Nick Mart will have a maximum of 10 vendors. Apply before November 15 to be eligible to be included in publicity for the event.



Posted September 25, 2014 | Posted in Front Page



The Library will be closed on Friday, September 26.  In addition, the Library’s parking lot will also be closed and inaccessible all day Friday.

Please visit our website at to renew materials and access other electronic resources.

Team Trivia Tuesday

Posted September 12, 2014 | Posted in Front Page

What is a frog’s favorite Team Trivia Tuesdaycolor? Who or what is Gromit?

To find out the answers to these questions and put your knowledge to the test participate in Team Trivia Tuesday on Tuesday, September 23rd at 8:00 pm at Crazy Pour, 105 E North Ave.

Join your hosts from Villa Park Public Library and compete in teams of up to seven adults. Library staff will attempt to thwart your knowledge with a mixture of questions in various categories.

Possible trivia categories include, but are not limited to, In the News, Sports/ History, Movies/TV, Music, Science, Useless Trivia and Banned Books. To get a jump on the competition like us on Facebook. Categories and topic hints will only be announced in advance on our Facebook page.

The winning teams will receive fabulous prizes courtesy of Crazy Pour.

The Library encourages community members to form teams with friends, family, colleagues, church groups, clubs and other organizations. If you cannot form a team, the Library will place you on a team.

Registration is not required. For more information, check out the Villa Park Public Library website at or call 630-834-1164, Ext. 5.

More information is also available at


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