Poplar Creek Public Library District

The main and branch libraries will be closed on Monday, September 5th for the Labor Day holiday.

Main Library
1405 S. Park Avenue
Streamwood, IL 60107
Phone: (630) 837-6800 (Option 1)
Map and Directions

Hours of Operation

Mon - Thur: 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 pm

Sonya Crawshaw Branch
4300 Audrey Lane
Hanover Park, IL 60133
Phone: (630) 837-6800 (Option 2)
Map and Directions

Hours of Operation 

Mon - Wed: Noon - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: Noon - 5:00 pm
Saturday: Noon - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 pm

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Welcome to the Poplar Creek Public Library District

To learn about upcoming programs and events at the library, please visit the Programs and Events calendar. 

 

NEW for 2016 and sponsored by Board of Trustees President Candace McCreary. Join us for this movies series on select Sundays (and occasional Saturdays) throughout the year. All movies will be held in Meeting Room #1. No registration required.

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Download our BookMyne app from either Google Play store or the Apple App store and start searching the catalog, placing holds, and requesting renewals right on your device! Our Library name in the app is Main Library PC or Sonya Crawshaw Branch PH. Our reference staff would love to help you set up your app. Just drop in or give us a call!

Play Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and other games in Meeting Rooms 2 & 3 from 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm. Bring your cards, friends, and board games. Meet new friends. No fees. No registration. Snacks provided. All ages invited.

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Hey, storytime families! The Children’s Department would like to remind you that storytimes resume the week of June 13. If you have any questions or would like to register, please call us at 630-483-4923.

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Having trouble finding "that perfect book" to read? Check out the recently compiled list of Award Winning Books of 2015. In addition to the list, we have a database available to patrons, NoveList, that can give great recommendations. NoveList is a comprehensive source of information about fiction reading. This is an online database that patrons can access from home (with a library card) or at the library. This database provides:

  • reading recommendations
  • reading lists
  • book awards
  • read-alikes
  • book discussion guides
  • plus much more!

Ask for help at the Reader's Advisory desk or call 630-483-4925.

Shoutbomb is a text messaging service which allows you to use your cell phone to receive text notices about available holds, items coming due soon, overdue items, and renewable items that you can renew from your phone. You can also renew items using the online catalog or over the phone by calling Circulation (630) 483-4938.

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Having trouble getting to the library due to a temporary or permanent illness or disability? We bring the library to you!

  • Books, regular and LARGE PRINT
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Magazines
  • DVD movies, travel, language, concerts, computer, crafts and hobbies, and more
  • Music CDs
  • Children’s materials

Materials are delivered and picked up once a week on Tuesday afternoons. Any Poplar Creek Library cardholders who have a temporary or permanent illness or disability can register for Home Delivery. Don’t have a library card, we will be happy to get you one! For more information and to register call: Elizabeth (630) 483-4935 or Michaelle (630) 483-4936.

Those of you who watch FOX's popular show, Empire, starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, may have recognized a few scenes from episode 208 “My Bad Parts”, which aired on November 18, 2015. Three scenes were filmed in the Poplar Creek Public Library (PCPL) this past September. A few rooms in the library were transformed for the show—you may have to look beyond the set scenery to recognize the library, but it’s there!

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Additionally, FOX made a generous donation to PCPL, which will be used to renovate two adult study rooms for group usage with teaming tables and whiteboard walls. The two updated rooms will be re-named the FOX Empire Study Rooms.

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"Brady Breen, location manager for Empire had seen some pictures online and asked if their team could come out and visit to see if it would meet their needs," Library Board President Candace McCreary said. "After seeing the library, the director decided to do three scenes rather than one. Many of the FOX employees were impressed with the modern décor and size of our library."

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The library remained open during filming, and the staff continued to serve library patrons. Empire stars on set were Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Grace Gealey, and Kaitlin Doubleday. FOX also brought 50 extras for the scenes.

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