Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 12:40pm

Whether students are engaging in remote learning, in-person learning, or a bit a both, we have tools and resources to help ...

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 5:31pm

The library's Northbrook Writes series returns in September and October, featuring five acclaimed authors who will help aspiring writers improve their craft with topics ranging from character development to world-building, and many topics in between. Fiction & Media librarian, Mike Hominick, has been organizing the Northbrook Writes series since its inception in 2016. He says one benefit of going virtual is the ability to open up attendance to more participants than was possible in the traditional classroom format ...

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 3:23pm

Summer Reading has wrapped up for the year, and we are happy to announce that over 1,284 people participated in the program this year, including 481 adults, 212 teens, 562 youth, and 39 babies. With more than 700 people finishing the program by reaching their goal, our readers were able to earn a $1,500 Read to Feed donation that will be provided to the Northfield Township Food Pantry ...

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 1:49pm

TEDxNorthbrookLibrary will be live-streamed from our Auditorium on August 1 from 1:00-2:30pm. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices under the theme of “Create Your World.” Advance registration is required to experience this live online event. Visit www.northbrook.info/tedx to register ...

Posted: Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 9:13pm

Reading for pleasure is one way Sharonlynn Dragiewicz is coping with the ongoing shelter-in-place circumstances. And with Summer Reading, she’s more than ready to dive in. Sharonlynn has always seized the opportunity to participate in the library’s reading programs. She and her husband Dick are both longtime participants of the library’s annual Winter and Summer Reading programs ...

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 ...

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