Brainfuse HelpNow is Mobile

Available for both Android and Apple devices, the Brainfuse app is an easy way to learn anywhere, anytime. To use, you will need to have created a username and password on Brainfuse (click here to do this). With the app, you can get live tutoring, view your message center, take notes, track tasks, use Snap-n-Send, and more!

Free Workouts: 3 Ways to Stay Active At-Home

  • Yoga with Adriene: Adriene is a renown Yoga instructor and YouTube sensation. Known for her gentle and friendly presence, she makes Yoga accessible, easy, and enjoyable for all skills levels. You can dive right into her YouTube channel to find videos, or you can visit her website and get started with a specific 30-day program. Note: some courses on her website will have a fee, but the majority of her videos (over 500) are free to watch. 

  • The 7-Minute Workout: The 7-minute workout requires only a wall and chair to be completed. (You can add hand weights to up the intensity). Start by reading this article about the workout in the New York Times. If you're ready to try it, you can simply use a smart phone timer, or download a dedicated app that will prompt you with each exercise. 

  • Couch to 5K: Take advantage of the spring weather by walking/running. Like its name says, Couch to 5K is a program designed to prepare you for a 5K walk/run by starting at scratch. The app will tell you how far to walk/run each day, and an average week consists of 3-4 workouts of about 30 minutes each. There are many sites that will outline a similar couch to 5k approach if you prefer to track your own progress without using an app. 

Movie Discussion This Thursday, April 16: Amelie

Get together with others to discuss the movie Amelie on Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.. Watch the movie BEFORE the discussion. It is available to IPPL cardholders through hoopla.

Registrants will receive the link to the online discussion the day before. Email is required at registration in order to receive the link to the discussion forum. Register here.

Zoom 101: Practice Zooming With Us

Zoom is platform that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. More and more organizations are using Zoom to provide their services remotely, and you may have had family or friends ask to meet on Zoom. 

Because the library will be hosting programs and classes on Zoom, we want to give you the opportunity to practice using it. You can test your microphone, see yourself on camera, learn to chat, and more. Once you feel comfortable with Zoom, you can leave the practice room. 

The dates for the practice rooms are below with links to registration. You need to register so that you receive an email with the Zoom meeting invite. This invite will come 1 day before the event and it will include a direct URL link to the Zoom meeting. You only need to register for 1 time slot. 

Mon. Apr 13, 11am

Wed. Apr 15, 5pm

Thur. Apr 16, 2pm

Mon. Apr 20, 11am 

Wed. Apr 22, 5pm

Thur. Apr 23, 2pm

If you cannot attend one of these sessions, but would still like help with Zoom, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Zoom works on computers and mobile devices. You will need the Zoom app for a mobile device. Visit the Zoom website learn more. Signing up for a Zoom account is optional. You will not need a Zoom account to join a meeting, but it can be useful to have an account if you think you'll use Zoom frequently. 

And continue to check our website, calendar, and eNews for new programs that we're hosting on Zoom. 

Pen Pals for Seniors

Our staff are sending emails to cardholders inviting them become a pen pal.  We're reaching out to our seniors 80 years old and older to offer a virtual hello and a chance to make a connection, if they like.  So if you've received an email that looks like this - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - that's us saying, "hello."

New Resource - Creativebug

An inspirational resource for DIY, crafters, and makers with art and craft videos taught by recognized experts and artists.

Now is the Perfect Time to Research Your Genealogy

We have great genealogy resources to help you get started. including Ancestry  which has opened up access to people from home during this time. Some resources require a library card.  Don't have a card?  Get one here.

Veterans History Project

Like many people throughout the country, the staff at Indian Prairie Library is working from home to not only prepare for the reopening of the library, but to deliver quality service to its members right now. Having been isolated for so long, I have had time to think about all the people in essential careers keeping the country running while most of us wait out the pandemic. Of course there are many important people out there, including workers in healthcare, food service, law enforcement, and trucking and delivery. Today, though, I would like to highlight the efforts of our military personnel who have been keeping our country safe.

At Indian Prairie Library, we have been interviewing veterans as a part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project since 2002, and we have interviewed over 120 veterans. Many interviews stand out in my mind, ranging from sailors who had to abandon ship to soldiers wounded in heavy combat, and even from personnel stationed on the homefront to musicians who entertained the troops. Everyone had a role to play.

If you have the time, I urge you to visit our website at, where you can read and listen to all of these interviews. With National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day coming up on April 9, I would particularly recommend checking out the interviews we have conducted of pows. Three of these were World War II prisoners of war who were in the Air Force and shot down over enemy territory: Robert Atkins, John Baber, and Norman Toft.

Our site includes many other important interviews of the military men and women who risked their lives to keep us safe. As you shelter in place, don't forget to honor our servicemen by listening to their stories.

Filling out the census is more important than ever

It may not seem important to think about filing your Census form in the midst of a global pandemic, but it's times like these that make Census data so incredibly vital.  The federal government uses the census to determine how to distribute billions of dollars to communities and it determines how many seats in Congress each state gets.  By filling out the census you are helping bring dollars to our community and make sure that we are fully represented in Congress. It takes only 10 minutes to complete and your information is completely confidential.  If you have any questions about the census you can find information here or contact our chat service and our staff will be happy to assist you.

We’re on YouTube!

Pop on over to our YouTube channel. We've working on new videos each week that will provide entertainment for the kids!

Contact Us

Have a question? Our expert staff are here to chat with you on our website. Simply look for the green "we are here" icon on the right side of our webpage. Hours are from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 7 p.m we provide service Monday through Friday. If we can't help you in the moment, you'll have the option to email us. We look forward to chatting with you!

Get a Library Card

​If you are a resident or business owner who pays taxes to Indian Prairie Library you can get a library card that will provide access to all kinds on online resources and classes plus ebooks and emagazines. You can also stream or download music and movies! 

Find out how to get a card.

Ideas for Hands-on Experiments

Being home from school doesn't mean kids have to stop learning. Here are some at-home experiments that your family can do with ingredients that you most likely already have in your house!