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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 05:18 pm

Due to scheduled server maintenance, our catalog and online services will be unavailable from 5:00pm on Saturday, April 8 through Sunday, April 9.* Online services that will be unavailable during this time include: 

Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 09:43 am

For the fourth year in a row, we've been awarded a 5 Star rating from the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service! Out of more than 9,000 libraries in the country, we are one of only 10 libraries across the nation in our budget category to receive the highest rating, which is based on our return on investment to the community.

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2023 - 03:10 pm

Northbrook Public Library is partnering with the League of Women Voters to invite you to attend “Fact, Fiction, or Opinion? How to Become a Well Informed Voter and Citizen,” an expert panel discussion on the importance of media literacy and finding unbiased, factual information on Tuesday, March 14 from 7:00-8:00pm. A Q&A will follow the discussion. Learn more or register here

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 06:00 pm

With Oscar season upon us, it’s a great time to catch up (or perhaps refresh your memory) on some of the 2023 award contenders. Join us in the Auditorium to enjoy a different critically acclaimed film on the big screen each Wednesday in March at 2:00pm or 7:00pm. To attend any of the screenings, please register in advance at A library card is not required to register for or attend the films.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 09:00 am

A free workshop on effective business writing is the latest offering from the Lake Cook Career Collaborative, a partnership among local public libraries to provide free access to high-quality career development resources. These workshops are free and open to anyone; no library card is required. Read on.

Posted: Friday, September 30, 2022 - 11:00 am

Here are three new reasons you may want to get a library card today! Free library cards for ALL kids living in Northbrook, including in unincorporated areas, library cards no longer expire for Northbrook Residents, and we've lowered the age from 18 to 15 for Northbrook residents to be able to fill out a library card application without a parent or guardian present. Read on.

Posted: Monday, September 26, 2022 - 04:39 pm

As a library, one of our core objectives is to help people find accurate and reliable information. When a news source looks legitimate, but sources are not cited and reporters are not named, there is a risk that it is not a reliable news source, and instead falls under the category of fake news ... Read on

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

On September 18-24, libraries across the country will mark the 40th anniversary of Banned Books Week, an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. By advocating for free access to books, libraries play a crucial role in upholding the First Amendment and supporting intellectual freedom. 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.