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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.

Makey Makey

Fri, 03/08/2013
I Luv Makey Makey

Want to make a banana piano?  Or an alphabet soup keyboard?  We know you do, so sign up for this month's Teen Tech Series program - MAKEY MAKEY!  Watch this video for some inspiration.  We'll post more leading up to the program so you can come up with some really great project ideas.

Show Me The Winner - Caldecott Celebration Video

Tue, 02/05/2013
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

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.

American Library Association's Youth Media Awards

Mon, 01/28/2013
YMA Award Winners

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.

Mock Newbery Award Winner

Thu, 01/24/2013
Mock Newbery Discussion Group

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!

Mad Scientists Tackle Structures

Sun, 01/20/2013

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:

Stuffed Animal Sleepover - January 4th

Mon, 01/07/2013
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Craft Time

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. 

Apprentices of the Book Empire Collection

Fri, 11/02/2012
Apprentices of the Book Empire

The Apprentices of the Book Empire Collection is now available for checkout.  Read stories written and illustrated by the twelve participants of the first Apprentices of the Book Empire young authors and illustrators program.  The five week program, for grades 2-5, began in September.  Each Apprentice wrote their own story, illustrated another Apprentice's story, and the Library published the stories for all to enjoy.  This collection is not to be missed.  Find the Apprentice Collection on the 2nd floor in Youth Services, above the picture books.

The Pumpkins Have Arrived!

Tue, 10/23/2012
Literary Pumpkin Collage

From Mrs. K's 2nd grade class at Meadowbrook, the pumpkins have arrived for public viewing in Youth Services. For the Literary Pumpkin Assignment, each student chose a book character and turned him/her/it into a pumpkin. These pumpkins are not to be missed and will be on display until the middle of November.

Fall into Science

Thu, 08/23/2012
Fall into Science

We have a great line up of new science programs for the fall. Science Explorers for grades 1-2 combines basic science concepts with hands-on activities. No previous lab experience is necessary, so sign up today for the first two programs in the series. We'll meet on Tuesday, September 4 & October 30, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Youth Services Activity Room.