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Tape Dispenser Recycling

Date: 
Mon, 12/01/2014

Have you used up a roll of tape wrapping presents this month? Bring any empty tape cores or disposable dispensers to the library and we will recycle them!

Drop them off at any service desk on the 2nd or 3rd floors:
Reference, Youth Services, Multimedia, Reader Services.

The collection lasts from December 1st to January 15th.

Food Freshness Dates

Date: 
Thu, 11/13/2014

Are you stocking up on food for the holidays? Find out how long your food will stay fresh and learn the best way to store different items at the Still Tasty website. These helpful tips will save you money and prevent wasting good food.

Turkey tips:

It's Here: hoopla! Digital movies, music, tv and audiobooks

Date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014
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Introducing hoopla - a free service that allows you to check out and watch or listen to audiobooks, movies, tv shows, and music on your computer or portable device. Titles are always available, so there's never a wait. Because titles expire on their own, you don't have to worry about returning them or accruing fines! Check out up to 8 titles a month. Full details here.

Recycling at Northfield Township ends 11/14

Date: 
Mon, 10/20/2014

Friday, November 14 is your last chance this year to recycle special items at the Northfield Township Garage before they close for the winter. Items you can drop off for recycling include:

Pip Squeak: Small Works, Big Vision Art Show

Date: 
Fri, 10/17/2014
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The jury is in! Stop by the library to view the works from this year's art show, Pip Squeak: Small Works, Big Vision. Generous support and contributions were made by The Friends of the Northbrook Public Library, Visographic, Inc., The Northbrook Arts Commission, Library Furniture International, Northbrook Bank and Trust, and Today’s Business Solutions. The show will be on display through December 19. To view the show online, click here.

Waste-Free Lunches

Date: 
Tue, 09/23/2014

It's back to school time again, and that means packed lunches for many kids. Did you know that on average, a school-age child using disposable lunch packaging and utensils generates 67 pounds of waste per school year?

Instead of using plastic sandwich bags or buying individually wrapped snacks, consider reusable containers, napkins and utensils. Not only will you help the environment, it will also save you money.

For more information and tips, visit Waste-Free Lunches.

Art supply drive a success

Date: 
Wed, 09/10/2014

Thanks to everyone who brought in old art supplies throughout the month of August for our recycling drive. We filled several boxes which we will send to Terracycle to be recycled and repurposed.

Take a look at how much we received:

 

3D Blu-Ray Collection New For Fall

Date: 
Tue, 09/02/2014
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Let our 3D Blu-Rays reach out and grab you with stunning visuals! Immerse yourself in crisp high definition that will catapult you into the action. Over 50 titles will launch our new collection this September in MultiMedia on the 3rd floor. To take full advantage of these titles, you will need to have a 3D HDTV (with 3D glasses) and a 3D Blu-Ray player (PS3 and PS4 also support 3D).

Teen Advisory Board

Date: 
Sat, 08/23/2014

Interested in joining the 2014-2015 Teen Advisory Board?  

Recycle your art supplies

Date: 
Fri, 07/18/2014

Do you have dried-up markers, old paint brushes and broken crayons to get rid of? During the month of August, you can recycle them at the library. Drop them off at the Youth Services desk on the second floor and we will send them to Terracycle to be repurposed. You can also bring them to our booth at the Farmers Market on July 23 or August 20.