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RECYCLE Your Clutter

Thu, 05/03/2012

Don’t throw away your used batteries.  Bring them to the library.  Got a new cell phone?  Bring the old one to the Library.  Got a new prescription for your glasses?  Recycle the old ones at the library.  Drop your old used batteries, old cell phones and prescription eyeglasses in the bins in our lobby and help the community.  Old glasses are collected for the Lion’s Club, the Village is collecting used batteries and the Cook County Sheriff’s Department collects old cell phones for seniors.

Farm to Fork: Why Local is Better

Tue, 05/01/2012

Join us for a panel discussion on why locally grown food is beneficial to your family, the community, the economy, and the environment. The panel will include representatives from the Northbrook Farmers Market, the Northbrook Community Gardens and a health supportive chef. Topics will include how a Farmers Market benefits the community, how community gardens work, why fresh food is better, what organic really means, and more. Wednesday, May 16, 10am, Auditorium.

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