1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062
Beginning February 1, community based groups and school districts can apply for an outdoor facility permit. Parks and shelters are available for rent from May through October with special rates for resident school and scout groups. Residents can apply for permits on March 1 and non-residents can apply on April 1. For more information, visit nbparks.org
Last Friday, young readers celebrated the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner, This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen, at the Show Me The Winner program. See their read aloud video of the book here.
Since the formation of the library's Green Team, we have accomplished a number of goals to make the library a greener, more environmentally friendly place:
Earlier today, the the American Library Association's Youth Media Award Winners were announced. The One and Only Ivan by Kate DiCamillo won the Newbery Medal while This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen won the Caldecott Medal.
Our Mock Newbery Discussion group chose Wonder by R.J. Palacio as this year's award winner. Over the last seven months, participants in grades 4-7 read books that had received starred reviews from professional journals. They joined us each month to discuss the books. After much excitement over many of the titles, Wonder was chosen as their favorite. The real Newbery Award will be announced by the American Library Association on Monday January 28th. Stay tuned!
It's cold outside! Let's make scarves!
We're taking some old t-shirts and turning them into stylish scarves and necklaces (did you see the pictures?). No sewing required! Keep them for yourself, give them away, open an etsy shop for scarves - whatever!
DIY Recycled T-Shirt Scarf/Necklace
Interested in App Building?
Take our Intro to App Building class and learn the basics of app development! We'll show you several easy/free app building sources and then we'll help you create your own app. Don't have an app idea in mind? Don't worry, we have some for you!
Our Mad Scientists had a great time creating skyscrapers from limited supplies and testing two different types of catapults. See more photos on our Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/UIHSYw
Our stuffed animal friends had a great time at their sleepover this past Friday. A big thank you to our teen volunteers Ilana, Katie, and Ellie for leading all the sleepover activities. See all the fun on our Flickr page.