Posted: Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

We are excited to announce that we have joined the national movement to stop charging overdue fines. If you would like to let us know your thoughts, please email us at

Posted: Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:05pm

The library will be closed until further notice to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). We have also made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person programming until August 31. Until then, we will continue to offer virtual programming when possible.

Posted: Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 11:30am

There are many ways to access library resources and services at home, including our wide selection of books, audiobooks, entertainment, and research tools.  In addition, we recently started offering virtual programming. If you need a temporary library card, you can fill out this form to get one by email...

Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 5:27pm

While the library is closed, we recommend learning about all of our remote resources available to library cardholders, but we also wanted to let you know about some of the other reso

Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 4:58pm

Today, a Northbrook Public Library staff member is in quarantine and may possibly have coronavirus.  The physician has informed them that testing is not available for the staff member at this time, but to assume that they have tested positive.  The physician has said if testing becomes

Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:00am

When Barbara Levinson reached out to the library for permission yesterday to install a “joyful” balloon display on the library’s fence along Cedar Lane, Executive Director Kate Hall loved the idea. 

Barbara filled me in on how the idea came about early this morning as she was putting the finishing touches on the display, which provide a colorful pop of color against the white fence and overcast skies.

Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 1:09pm

Staff at the Collaboratory are looking forward to welcoming you back when the library reopens, but until then, they have been busy putting together this huge list of maker resources to try from home.  

Maker projects to try at home (Adults)

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:25am

Check out all of our environmental programs and events at the library this March and April.

Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:36am

Each year, we screen approximately 60 films in the library's Auditorium. Some of the most highly anticipated—and widely attended—screenings take place during our annual Critics’ Choice series, which features Oscar-nominated films. But securing the licensing for these films can be challenging, says librarian Margo Hill, who works with movie studios and distributors to acquire the rights to show the films.

Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:20pm

Galit Gottlieb's “culinary mystery” Battered: A Whipped and Sipped Mystery is part of the library's Local Collection, a space on the second floor next to the Reference desk. Created by local writers and artists, the materials in this collection include novels, nonfiction, short stories, music, scores, and films for patrons to browse and check out.


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