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Painted windows on the future home of Hinckley Public Library District

What has been a dream for decades is now attainable. The Hinckley Public Library District has been a tenant in the Hinckley Community Building since it was built in 1926. The library occupies 2,850 square feet of basement space, complete with all the challenges of a nearly 100-year-old building.


The library is a community hub. We partner with the Hinckley Area Food Pantry to hand out bags of food to kids in need on a weekly basis and coordinate an annual holiday Giving Tree to provide gifts to low-income families in the community. We offer a Summer Reading Program that helps to prevent summer learning loss in students. More than 10,000 patrons visit the library each year to attend programs, check out books, use the public computers, and connect with each other.


In December 2020 the library received the donation of a 5,900 square foot building in the heart of downtown Hinckley. This single-story structure will solve our accessibility problems and allow us to rejuvenate a very visible piece of the community’s image. Turning the former Hinckley Medical Center into the new home of the library will require major renovation. Your donations will go directly toward renovation costs on this new community-centered space.


Charitable contributions made to public libraries are tax-deductible under section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Please refer to the following chart for naming opportunities. Your gift can be recognized in your name or in honor/memory of a loved one.

$1,000,000 Your name on the building

$100,000 Your name on the meeting room CLAIMED

$50,000 Your name on a study room CLAIMED

$50,000 Your name on a study room

$20,000 Donor display: Platinum level

$10,000 Donor display: Gold level

$5,000 Donor display: Silver level

$500-$4,999 Donor display: Friend level

Under $500 Plaque inside a book in the library collection

Donate by mail to
Hinckley Public Library District
100 N Maple St
Hinckley IL 60520
The proposed library floorplan. 5,500 square feet. Fully ADA compliant. 60-person meeting room. 40+ seats throughout the library. Increased collection capacity.
A digital rendering of the proposed exterior front of the future library. Large windows line the building.
A digital rendering of the proposed children's area of the future library. Child-height shelving and seating by the large front windows.
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