Poplar Creek Public Library District

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving 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 - Thur: Noon - 9:00 pm
Friday: Noon - 5:00 pm
Saturday: Noon - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 pm

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Upcoming Events
Thursday, November 26th
The library is closed today.
Thursday, November 26th
Storytime! (Ages 3-6)
Thursday, November 26th
Baby Storytime (Ages 0-18 months)
Thursday, November 26th
Toddler Time (Ages 18-35 months)
Thursday, November 26th
Book Time with Bogart
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Welcome to Poplar Creek Public Library District

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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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 on:

  • October 11 & 25
  • November 15 & 29 
  • December 13 & 27


šA Navigator from the DuPage County Health Department will be at the library to help individuals, families, small business owners, and employees of small business owners get 2015 and 2016 health coverage.  Please register for your 30 minute appointment.  Walk-ins welcome and will be worked-in between appointments as time allows.
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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.


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


Having trouble finding "that perfect book" to read? Check out the recently compiled list of Award Winning Books of 2014. 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 Readers Advisory desk.


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