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The Summer Reading Program will run through June and July. Don't miss the kickoff Monday, June 3rd! Registration for all of the summer events opens at 10am, so stop by or call the library to sign up before spaces fill.

Plan your summer at the library! Find the June Calendar and July Calendar here or grab a paper copy at the library. Register for the reading program.

What can you expect from Summer Reading 2024?

  1. ALL ages are welcome to participate.

  2. You don't need to have a library card or live in Hinckley.

  3. Books, ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines all count. Enjoy what you're reading and don't worry about the reading level.

  4. Turn in one reading log each week for an automatic prize and an entry into a grand prize drawing.


Hinckley Hub Event Calendar for All Things Hinckley

Try out these upcoming programs at the DeKalb Public Library, generously shared with the Hinckley community:

It’s Juggle Time!

June 13, 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

It’s Summer Time! It’s Juggle Time!  


This is a two-part program that includes a comedy juggling and variety show and then an interactive workshop that gets all kids involved with trying new skills.


The Comedy Juggling & Variety Show is perfect for kids of all ages. It’s fast-paced, gets the kids laughing, and keeps them engaged and entertained.  There will be lots of interactive juggling and balancing routines with all sorts of cool and wacky objects, followed by a huge finale.


Then, after the show, we’ll host an interactive workshop where kids get to try different types of juggling and balancing skills. Everybody is on their feet having fun while learning new skills!


This program is free and open to all ages. It is funded by the Friends of the Library. No registration is required.


For more information, please contact Theresa at or (815)-756-9568 ext. 3350.



A Performance of Music from the Middle East

June 29, 2024, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

We are delighted to host an evening of cultural songs, both traditional and new compositions, after-hours in the library’s main lobby!


Aboud Agha was born in Syria and immigrated to Boston Mass at the age of twelve. He is an accomplished performer and composer of Arabic and Middle Eastern music. Aboud is a master of the Oud (Middle Eastern lute) and of many vocal styles from this part of the world. He has a master’s degree in musical performance from Northern Illinois University and a doctorate in ethnomusicology from UCLA in California. He now teaches at the American University in Dubai.


Aboud has performed his music solo, in ensembles and with orchestras in America, Europe and the Middle East. He returns to visit the Midwest this summer after a concert at the library of congress in Washington D.C. Click here to see Aboud’s many Instagram posts.


Aboud will be accompanied on percussion by DeKalb native Sven Oscar Hansen. Sven was born to Norwegian immigrants in the American Midwest, where he raised four children and owned a greenhouse and florist shop. Sven has lived and studied in Norway and India and is a certified yoga teacher and sound healer. He creates and performs events incorporating music, poems, and sound healing. Sven has studied Vedic science and holds a degree in world literature from Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa. He lives in DeKalb Illinois.


The evening also includes a brief discussion of this ethnic music and their interpretation of it. There will be an opportunity after the show to meet and chat with the artists.


This concert is free and open to all. Doors will open at 6:00 and music will begin at 6:30 p.m. No registration is required.


For additional information, please contact Samantha at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.

Balloon Show: The Art of Inflation

July 11, 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Imaginations soar when watching an ordinary balloon transform into an extraordinary animal, shape, or figure.  Just as a good book captivates the minds of its readers, Magical Balloon-dude Dale’s balloon show uses art and creativity to capture imagination.  Enjoy light comedy and awe-inspiring balloon art with Magical Balloon-dude Dale as he performs the Art of Inflation.  


This is an all-age show that blends comedy, audience participation, balloon twisting, and a dash of silliness with upbeat music leaving you happy and amazed.  Towards the end of the show the house lights will turn off, and the audience will see glowing balloons twirl about the room!


This program is funded by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library. It is free and requires no registration.  


For more information, please contact Theresa at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.



Dan Gogh’s Magic and Art Show

July 18, 2024, 10:00am - 11:00am

Step into the whimsical world of Artist-Magician Dan Gogh, where comedy, magic, and art converge to unlock the mystery of creativity. With Dan as your guide, prepare for a captivating adventure through wacky colors, magical drawings, and art tools that have a mind of their own. Reading is a huge component of this special show, as Dan seamlessly weaves storytelling into his magical tapestry.


Get ready to be spellbound, uplifted, and entertained from start to finish as you embark on this one-of-a-kind journey of discovery and laughter. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will leave you amazed, inspired, and eagerly anticipating what wonders await around the next corner.


This program for all ages is free and requires no registration.  It is funded by the Friends of the Library.


For more information, please contact Theresa at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.



Good Clean Fun: Music Duo

July 27, 2024, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Playing music from every decade and virtually every style, Good Clean Fun delivers an exciting show that's guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face and bring everyone out to the dance floor!


Led by husband-and-wife team, Good Clean Fun is the perfect party band for any occasion. Mike & Traci put love, personalization, and energy into every performance. Good Clean Fun has been entertaining the New York Tri-State area since 1997. and the Midwest since 2006. They currently hold the "Couple's Choice Award" for the last 6 consecutive years.


This performance is free and open to all. No registration is required.


For additional information, please contact Samantha at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.



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