Check out the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra with your library card!

It’s easy to check out IPO, the Southland’s largest performing arts organization!

Simply visit SSCHPL and use your library card to receive two tickets to an IPO concert this season.

Patrons may receive free tickets up to two times in a season.

You will receive a pass that you bring to the box office on the night of the concert to exchange for your tickets.

Limited passes are available.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2021

Join us on Saturday, August 14th and receive a new special edition comic!

We were sent free comics by Diamond Comics to give away to celebrate Free Comic Book Day.

Thank you to our friends at Zone Comics & Games in Homewood for trading some titles with us.

Available all ages titles:

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Available teen-rated titles:

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Available mature-rated titles:

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Museum Adventure Passes Available

As the weather improves and more of us are vaccinated, you may be looking to get out and explore.

The library offers free or discounted passes to many Chicago-area museums and zoos.

Passes are good for one week from the day they are issued and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no need to return the pass once you are finished with it. Only one pass may be issued per adult library card.

We are accepting donations!

The library is again accepting donations. Please think of us as you do your spring cleaning. ๐Ÿ™‚


What can I donate?

We will gladly accept paperback or hardcover books (including college textbooks) in good condition, as well as DVDs, CDs, or video games.


We are unable to accept:

  • newspapers and magazines
  • encyclopedias
  • coloring books
  • books that have been wet, even if they have dried out. (They will grow mold.)
  • books with smoke or pet smell
  • VHS or cassette tapes

What will happen to the things I donate?

If the item aligns with our Collection Development Policy and is needed by the library, we may choose to add it to the collection. In other circumstances, it will be sold to a used book dealer or responsibly recycled.