At the September 26 Village Board meeting, the Northbrook Village Board of Trustees voted unanimously to take a stand against censorship by passing a resolution designating the Village of Northbrook as a Book Sanctuary Community. Book Sanctuary Communities protect intellectual freedom, encourage the free exchange of ideas, and safeguard people’s rights to read materials of their choosing. Read on
Yesterday, around 5:00pm, like many other libraries around the area, Northbrook Public Library received a bomb threat via email. After performing a search, the Northbrook Police Department determined that there was no threat to staff or patrons. We are thankful for their swift response and to our library staff for their efficient handling of this situation.
While this has been a challenging situation, we are thankful for the support of this community and we look forward to seeing you at the library.
Northbrook Public Library invites the community to read Clark and Division by Naomi Hirahara and then join them in October for a series of programs that explore the book’s themes. The highlight of the series will be a visit from the book's author, Naomi Hirahara on Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm. The best-selling author of Clark and Division will join us in the Auditorium to discuss her book and answer questions from the audience. This event will also be live-streamed on Zoom for those who cannot attend in person. Read on
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 ...
By advocating for free access to books, libraries play a crucial role in upholding the First Amendment and supporting intellectual freedom. Libraries across the country mark "Banned Books Week" each year by celebrating the freedom to read. If you would like to learn more about the subject, we encourage you to attend Book Challenges on the Rise: Support Your Freedom to Read, a virtual program held by multiple area libraries featuring an expert panel discussion on October 2 at 7pm (Zoom). Read on
Enjoy watching a different silent film in the Auditorium each Wednesday in September at 2pm & 7pm. These film gems will be accompanied by pianist David Drazin, who is one of only 35 pianists in the country who specialize in piano accompaniment for silent films. Register for the films here.
The Northbrook Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a candidate to fill a temporary vacancy on the Library Board. The selected candidate will serve until the next regular election in May 2025. Learn more and submit an online application.