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100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic

Tue, 05/01/2012

History comes to life as historical dramatist R.J. Lindsey portrays New York Times Managing Editor Carr Van Anda, who broke the story of the Titanic disaster. Lindsey presents a slide program detailing the Titanic’s construction, its luxurious accommodations and safety features. He then narrates an hour by hour chronology of that fateful day with stories of several passengers on board, why they were there, and what fate awaited them. Co-sponsored by the Friends and the Northbrook Historical Society. Tuesday, May 8 at 7pm, Auditorium.

Support Teen Literature By Reading Young Adult Fiction!

Thu, 04/12/2012
Cover of the book The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

It's Teen Literatrue Day and in celebration YALSA (the Young Adult arm of the American Library Association) has announced the nominees for Teens' Top Ten.

Fines increase begins May 1, 2012. Are you Ready? Sign-Up for Email Reminders!

Thu, 04/12/2012

The $.10 fine for overdue materials has not been raised in over 40 years. To encourage the prompt return of materials, the Board of Trustees has decided to raise the fine to $.20 as of May 1, 2012. If you sign up for your library notices by email, we'll let you know 3 days before an item is due and you may never pay another late fee again.

Caldecott Medal

Sat, 02/04/2012

The Caldecott Medal, awarded annually to an illustrator for the most distinguished American picture book, was announced in January.

Grow a Reader

Tue, 11/29/2011
Display of early literacy kits

We are pleased to announce a new collection of educational games and toys to help develop your child's early literacy skills. The Grow a Reader kits are designed to elicit verbal play, develop vocabulary, build letter knowledge, practice narrations skills and increase phonological awareness in a playful and fun way.


New Books

Thu, 10/13/2011

Selected New Fiction

Come Learn With Us

Thu, 09/01/2011
Visual of the new early literacy center

The large colorful panels in the Youth Services Department with wheels and strings and mirrors galore have been attracting the younger children to play. This large toy is an early literacy center that supports skills that are essential for reading readiness. While children play they are learning skills that will help them become ready to read. Suggestions of activities for parents to do with their children are written on the panels to help parents with these early skills.