Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 2:04pm

During the state’s stay-at-home order, the Northbrook Public Library has seen a dramatic increase in demand for digital materials, including eBooks/eAudiobooks/eMagazines, and streaming movie and music services. For example, in May 2020, the library experienced a 308% increase in eBook checkouts and a 165% increase in eAudiobooks, compared to the same period in 2019. Checkouts for other downloadable ...

Posted: Monday, June 22, 2020 - 5:33pm

The Northbrook Public Library and the Northbrook Park District are working together to offer our very first Book Stroll in Techny Prairie Park and Fields’ Trail Through Time (1700 Techny Road). Featuring the classic children’s book We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen ...

Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 5:14pm

Summer Reading is back with a theme designed to help readers of all ages dig deeper starting Tuesday, July 1.  In spite of the many changes that have occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Summer Reading program is poised to bring some fun and relief this summer ... 

Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 4:30pm

Juneteenth is celebrated each year on June 19 to commemorate the day on which the freedom of all remaining slaves was enforced. Around the country, many of us are having meaningful conversations about race and racism and how to be an ally for positive change. If you are looking for ways to learn more in order to contribute to the conversation, we encourage you to use the resources below  ...

Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 7:37pm

Kate Hall had her hands full yesterday, holding the generous donation of disposable face masks from members of the Glenbrook Chinese American Community, a group of friends, neighbors, and volunteers who have donated 10,000 masks to people and organizations around the community since March ...

Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 1:29pm

Northbrook Public Library holds inclusion as one of its core values and stands in solidarity with all who are seeking an end to the systemic racism in our community, country, and the world.  We have no tolerance for racism at the library.  We are horrified and sickened at the murder of George Floyd and the ongoing injustices experienced by Black Americans ...

Posted: Friday, May 8, 2020 - 4:02pm

Enjoy using these Zoom backgrounds during your next online meeting. To set a background in your Zoom app, go to Settings > Virtual Background.

Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 5:46pm

Lives Well Lived is a documentary that celebrates the secrets, wit, and wisdom of age. The film features 40 adults—ages 75 to 100 years old—who share intimate memories and insights about living their lives to the fullest ...

Posted: Friday, May 1, 2020 - 9:00am

Librarian Anna Fillmore at the Northbrook Public Library wants to “turn social isolation on its head” by transforming neighborhood walks into playful adventures with a Community Bear Hunt starting in May. Read on ...

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 4:23pm

We recently learned that Sarah Brimer, winner of last year’s Winter Reading contest and voracious reader who kept a thorough book spreadsheet (read her story below), had died at age 103 ...

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