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.

Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 4:07pm

Melissa Isaacson, a longtime Northbrook resident, vividly remembers what it was like for her and her Niles West High School teammates to receive uniforms for the first time. Read the entire interview with Melissa Isaacson. and register in advance to hear Melissa discuss her latest book, State: A Team, A Triumph, A Transformation on Friday, June 5 at 2:00pm (live online event).

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 1:26pm

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a 5-Star Rating by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. LJ's Star Library Ratings spotlight the best of the best across America.

Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 9:40am

On Monday, January 27, Northbrook's Grill House restaurant (3061 Dundee Rd.) will donate 20% of its proceeds from dine in and carry out orders from 11:00am-9:00pm to the Northbrook Public Library Foundation. Please mention the Northbrook Public Library Foundation fundraiser when you place your order on January 27.


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