Outreach van!

The Villa Park Public Library is holding a naming contest for the new Outreach van and would like YOUR help to select a name for the van! Library visitors may vote for a name here: Outreach Van Naming Contest entry form! The contest will end at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. One (1) winner… [...]

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month!

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15. VPPL carries various titles that honor Hispanic heritage and notable Hispanic figures. Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at VPPL with some of these available titles and browse our growing Spanish language collection!!   [...]

Lou Malnati’s Pizza Coupon Fundraiser (September 18-30, 2023)!

The Friends of the Villa Park Library will be holding a Lou Malnati’s Coupon Fundraiser from Monday, September 18-Saturday, September 30. Coupons will be sold at the first-floor service desk in the library. Coupons are $13 each, and valid for one pizza, per coupon. Patrons will be notified once the coupons have arrived at the… [...]

Artist On Display: Chris Hodge

The Artist on Display throughout the library is Chris Hodge.  Chris Hodge has been working on art since a very early age. He works intuitively incorporating various symbols, and thoughts into his artwork. Influenced by such artists as Ivan Albright, Albrecht Durer, and Hieronymus Bosch, his art tells stories in great detail focused on the… [...]

Celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop!

It's been 50 years since the birth of hip hop on August 11, 1973 with DJ Kool Herc in New York. Hip hop culture has been massively influential and popular since its inception. Here are some of the numerous titles discussing hip hop that are available for check out at VPPL!! [...]

Weekly Storytimes

Toddler Time Mondays OR Thursdays, September 11 -December 14* 10:30–11 am • Walkers with adult *No sessions on 10/16, 10/19, 11/20, and 11/23 Stories, musical activities, rhyming games, and playtime for children up to age 3 who are walking with an adult. Registration is required. Babies and Books Tuesdays OR Thursdays, September 12 - December… [...]

August is Women In Translation Month!!

Women In Translation Month highlights women authors and translators in literature. This international celebration encompasses all language translations. VPPL has an array of translated into English titles across a variety of languages. Check out one of our many 'to English' translated books today! [...]

Celebrate 33 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act!!

After continued efforts by disabled activists, the Americans with Disabilities Act, known as the ADA, was signed on July 26, 1990. This was a big step in the pursuing of equal rights for physically and mentally disabled Americans. VPPL carries many nonfiction and fiction titles by disabled authors. Check out some of our available titles… [...]

Happy Birthday, Louise Penny!

Acclaimed mystery writer Louise Penny celebrates her 65th birthday today. All of her in-series titles can be read as standalone books. Check out one of her gripping stories from VPPL today! [...]

Make Summer Learning Fun at Camp Khan Kids!

Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free education to anyone, anywhere. Join them this July for a free, self-paced summer learning program for children ages 2–8! Sign up for Camp Khan Kids here: Camp Khan Kids 2023  [...]