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Education and Child Care Fair, Nov. 6, 6:30-8pm

Tue, 10/21/2014
Child Care Fair

The Library has teamed up with local preschools, schools and child care
providers to help you explore dozens of early childhood programs in our
area. Meet teachers, directors and caregivers. Collect information on
your early childhood options and get all your questions answered!

Recycling at Northfield Township ends 11/14

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

Fri, 10/17/2014
Pipsqueak graphic

Join us Friday, November 14 from 7- 8:30 p.m. for the opening of our 12th annual juried art show. Meet and mingle with artists and vote on opening night for viewer's choice. Over 90 small works will be on display and the winners of the first, second and third place awards will be revealed. 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 on display through December 19.

Waste-Free Lunches

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

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

Tue, 09/02/2014
3D movies logo

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

Sat, 08/23/2014

Interested in joining the 2014-2015 Teen Advisory Board?  

The New Catalog is Here!

Mon, 09/15/2014
New Catalog image

Our new catalog, Enterprise, is now live! Any items you have checked out and any holds and renewals you have will remain in place; simply sign in with your library card number (no usernames, sorry) and your password to access your account.  Check out our handy instructions, but as always, if you need help give us a call at 847-272-6224.

Recycle your art supplies

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.

What goes in your recycling bin?

Sat, 07/12/2014

Did you know you can recycle milk and juice cartons made of paperboard? Here is a list of the types of containers you can put in your recycling bin in Northbrook: