Poplar Creek Public Library District

The Main Library will be closed on November 10th and 11th for library improvements. The Branch Library will remain open.

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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Upcoming Events:


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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. 


Download and print Trustee election packet

The Poplar Public Library District has candidate packets available for pick-up in the main library in the Business Administration Center on the 2nd floor for the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election, there will be two 6-year Trustee terms, one 4-year Trustee term and one 2-year Trustee term. To be eligible for a Trustee position you must live in the library district, be a legal U.S. citizen, 18 years and older and registered voter. The board is non-partisan, meets once a month and Trustees are required to attend. Trustees are elected to represent the taxpayers, elected officials as applicable, and the people served by the library district. The general population elects the Board of Trustees.


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.

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 1:00 pm
Honoring American Indian Heritage Month
Crooked Arrows (Rated PG-13)


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!

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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