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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 02:37 pm

By advocating for free access to books, libraries play a crucial role in upholding the First Amendment and supporting intellectual freedom. Last September, libraries across the country marked the 40th anniversary of Banned Books Week, a week each year that celebrates upholding the freedom to read. Read on

Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 09:55 am

Come celebrate our Ham Radio Grand opening today (Sat. 9/17). All of today's events are for all ages, and you don't need to register. Just drop by!

10:30-11:00am: Join us for the grand opening of the ham radio (in the Collaboratory)

Posted: Monday, August 29, 2022 - 10:03 am

The Village has recently announced a project to improve Cedar Lane, which includes a new all-way stop at Cedar & Cherry Ln, a new pedestrian crossing on Cedar Lane, and asphalt patching.

Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 10:32 am

What’s the most important card in your wallet? The answer might surprise you: it’s your library card! It gives you easy access to the latest titles, meeting and study room reservations, homebound delivery services, online resources, and much more. Getting a card is easy. You can visit the library to apply or renew, or visit to learn how to get a card ...

Posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 12:13 pm

Help stock the shelves of the food pantry. Please drop off non-perishable food donations in our lobby to help support local families in need through September 30. They are especially in need of canned soup. Learn more ...

Posted: Monday, July 4, 2022 - 09:11 pm

Due to the tragic events that occurred in Highland Park, the library will be closed on Tuesday, July 5.

Our thoughts are with families, neighbors, and friends in Highland Park as well as everyone who has been touched by this tragedy.

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2022 - 10:55 am

Juneteenth, also called “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day," is celebrated each year on June 19 to commemorate the day on which the freedom of all remaining slaves was enforced. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued almost two and a half years earlier, many slaves were denied freedom until June 19, 1865. This is why June 19, or Juneteenth, became a symbolic date to represent freedom from slavery. Juneteenth became the 11th holiday recognized by the federal government on June 17, 2021. Here are some suggestions for commemorating Juneteenth ...

Posted: Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 11:30 am

There are many ways to access library resources and services at home, including our wide selection of eBooks, audiobooks, entertainment, research tools, and of course, new virtual programs each month. If you need a temporary library card, you can fill out this form to get one by email...

Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 03:22 pm

During Earth Month (April), we're featuring Earth-friendly materials in our lobby Spotlight display. In addition, here are 15 easy things you can incorporate into your everyday life to help the planet ...

Posted: Monday, March 28, 2022 - 11:05 am

Inspired by Northbrook's Somme Prairie Grove, local photographer Lisa Musgrave enjoys photographing the nature that surrounds her. You can see her awe-inspiring photos now through April 30 on the library's 2nd floor. Whether photographing the fungi at Somme Woods or a Red-tailed Hawk in Somme Prairie Grove, Lisa’s photos capture the exquisite and fragile beauty of the ecosystem we live in ...