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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2023 - 02:43 pm

This year's Summer Reading theme is “Find Your Voice,” and to help with that, we’ve teamed up with StoryStudio Chicago to offer writing workshops led by published teaching authors with unique perspectives. These workshops are a great opportunity to improve your writing skills, find your voice, and share your unique story. Read on.

Posted: Monday, April 24, 2023 - 09:52 am

Our popular Northbrook Repairs event returns on Saturday, May 6 from 1:00-3:30pm. The goal of Northbrook Repairs is to give people a chance to learn some repair skills and to help keep as many items out of landfills as possible. You are invited to bring a household item in need of repair to be matched with one of our skilled volunteers who will try to help you fix it. Learn more.

Posted: Friday, April 14, 2023 - 01:20 pm

High school students who are interested in volunteering this summer are invited to apply to become a Summer High School Volunteer for the chance to gain some real-world experience, earn service hours, and have some fun while helping out at our award-winning library. Learn more.

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 05:18 pm

Due to scheduled server maintenance, our catalog and online services will be unavailable from 5:00pm on Saturday, April 8 through Sunday, April 9.* Online services that will be unavailable during this time include: 

Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 09:43 am

For the fourth year in a row, we've been awarded a 5 Star rating from the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service! Out of more than 9,000 libraries in the country, we are one of only 10 libraries across the nation in our budget category to receive the highest rating, which is based on our return on investment to the community.

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2023 - 03:10 pm

Northbrook Public Library is partnering with the League of Women Voters to invite you to attend “Fact, Fiction, or Opinion? How to Become a Well Informed Voter and Citizen,” an expert panel discussion on the importance of media literacy and finding unbiased, factual information on Tuesday, March 14 from 7:00-8:00pm. A Q&A will follow the discussion. Learn more or register here

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 06:00 pm

With Oscar season upon us, it’s a great time to catch up (or perhaps refresh your memory) on some of the 2023 award contenders. Join us in the Auditorium to enjoy a different critically acclaimed film on the big screen each Wednesday in March at 2:00pm or 7:00pm. To attend any of the screenings, please register in advance at A library card is not required to register for or attend the films.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 09:00 am

A free workshop on effective business writing is the latest offering from the Lake Cook Career Collaborative, a partnership among local public libraries to provide free access to high-quality career development resources. These workshops are free and open to anyone; no library card is required. Read on.

Posted: Friday, September 30, 2022 - 11:00 am

Here are three new reasons you may want to get a library card today! Free library cards for ALL kids living in Northbrook, including in unincorporated areas, library cards no longer expire for Northbrook Residents, and we've lowered the age from 18 to 15 for Northbrook residents to be able to fill out a library card application without a parent or guardian present. Read on.

Posted: Monday, September 26, 2022 - 04:39 pm

As a library, one of our core objectives is to help people find accurate and reliable information. When a news source looks legitimate, but sources are not cited and reporters are not named, there is a risk that it is not a reliable news source, and instead falls under the category of fake news ... Read on