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MLK National Day of Service

Tue, 01/14/2014
MLK Day of Service List of Events

The Northbrook Public Library Youth Services Department is joining Americans across the nation in participation in the Martin Luther King National Day of Service. We hope you join us on Monday, January 20th in the variety of service activities.

Finals Cafe

Wed, 01/08/2014
Finals Cafe

Finals are next week! Who's stressed out, exhausted and starving? Time for a study break!

If you're studying at the library, stop by our Finals Cafe in the Activity Room on:

Stuffed Animals After Dark

Sat, 12/07/2013
Asleep at last

The stuffed animals of Northbrook came to the Library last night, and boy, did they have a blast! After getting to know each other over pizza, they did a painting craft to take home, played on a zipline, dressed up, put on a puppet show, and enjoyed a PJ storytime. They all stayed up way past their bedtimes, but they eventually went to sleep. Everyone had a really good time and made a few new friends. Take a look at our slideshow to see for yourself!

Solar Energy presentation

Tue, 12/03/2013

If you missed the presentation on Energy Conservation and Solar Generation for Home and Business co-sponsored by Go Green Northbrook, you can watch it on YouTube.

Dan Whisler from Glenbrook North High School


Brandon Leavitt, president of Solar Service Inc.

Cleaning Solution Recipes

Fri, 11/01/2013

If you missed our DIY Green Cleaning Solutions workshop, here are some easy recipes to make at home.

Glass Cleaner

2 cups water

1/4 cup distilled white vinegar

1/2 tsp. Dr. Bronner's soap (optional)

Combine in a spray bottle.

Floor Cleaner

1 gal. water

1/8 cup distilled white vinegar

1/8 cup liquid soap

10 drops essential oil (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a pail.

Toilet Bowl Magic

Teen Volunteers Needed!

Tue, 10/29/2013

Do you have some down time in December and January?

Do you need to earn some service hours?

Do you just like to help out?

Yes? Perfect - because I have a job for you! All thoughout December and January we're going to have volunteer opportunities for teens. The Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Teen Techs, Book Buddies, Craft Swap, MLK Service Day and more!

Have a Green Halloween

Sat, 10/12/2013

Decorate a reusable canvas bag, pillowcase or bucket for trick-or-treating instead of a plastic bag. Check out these creative ideas on Pinterest or use these design templates from HGTV.


Wed, 10/09/2013

Allegiant is in the building! I repeat, Allegiant is in the building.

We can't circulate the books until the 22nd of October, but I have them! They are here, locked away, under guard, totally secure - so don't try anything. 

Teen Advisory Board

Wed, 09/11/2013

The Teen Advisory Board chalk bombed the library sidewalks with Banned Books! Stop by, check out our street art and see how many banned books you have read!

Make Your Own Cleaning Products

Sat, 10/12/2013

Join us on Saturday, October 12 at 10am for a workshop on how to create simple and green cleaning solutions. Supplies will be provided and you will leave the library with a home-made cleaning solution. 

Register online or call Reader Services at 847-272-2958.