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Summer Reading Starts June 1

Wed, 05/20/2015
Summer Reading 2015

Ready for an action-packed summer of fun? Join us for Summer Reading Club! This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story,” and we have more prizes than ever before. Plus, we’re introducing Baby Bingo for the very first time! Summer Reading runs from June 1 to July 31. Sign up in Youth Services. For more information, click here.

Make It! Month

Wed, 05/13/2015
Make it Logo

The Library is celebrating Makers and DIYers with Make It! Month this June. We're offering both low- and hi-tech programs and classes designed to encourage STEAM learning and foster creativity in the community. Put on your Maker hat and join us at the Library this June! View and register for our programs here.

Movie and Rental Book Checkout Fees Eliminated

Thu, 05/01/2014
No Fees

The Library is excited to announce several new changes. Effective May 1, library patrons will no longer have to pay to borrow movies or rental books, which will now be called the Lucky Day collection. There is also no longer a charge for internet cards, scanning, library card replacement, or InterLibrary Loan materials. Additionally, patrons may now place holds on more items than ever before. View our full list of loan changes here.

Northbrook Grows Green

Fri, 04/24/2015

How does your garden grow? Show us and qualify to win a prize! Send a photo of what you’re doing to prepare your garden or anything you’ve managed to grow so far – outdoors or inside.

Photos will be displayed in the library and on our Pinterest board, and a prize drawing for a selection of gardening supplies will be held at the end of May.

Earth Day and Arbor Day

Tue, 04/14/2015

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with activities at the Village Green Park in Northbrook on Saturday, April 25.


Introducing Flipster

Mon, 04/06/2015
Flipster Image

In addition to Zinio, you now have another source for no-charge digital magazines: Flipster. It's easy to use: on your Internet-connected computer, phone, or tablet, go to our Flipster site, sign in with your library card, and click a magazine to begin reading. Get all the details on our Flipster page.

Green Gardening Tips

Wed, 03/18/2015

Now that spring is finally here, it's time to start planning and preparing your garden. These tips can help you make your garden grow green in an environmentally friendly way.


Mandatory Summer Volunteer Meetings

Wed, 03/18/2015

Are you in high school or starting high school in the fall and interested in volunteering at the library this summer? Are you looking for some more service hours? 

Calling All Artists

Sun, 03/01/2015
Flights of Fancy

The Northbrook Library is accepting applications to the library’s 13th annual juried art show, Flights of Fancy: Unexpected Works of Whimsy starting March 1. We are looking for art that embraces the unusual, repurposes materials, or otherwise takes the viewer to a place of whimsy and wonder. The deadline for entry is May 31, 2015. Works will be on display in the library October 9-November 20. Click here for more info or to apply online. Email with any questions.

Green Car & Driving Tips

Tue, 02/17/2015

Are you buying a new car or looking for ways to make your current car and driving habits more environmentally friendly? Greener Cars is a great place to start.

To find the car that's best for you and for the environment, search their interactive database of 15,000 car models from 2000-2015, with ratings based on emissions and fuel economy.

Greener Cars top rated cars of 2015: