It's Banned Books Week. Celebrate the freedom to read with us! Check out our lobby display featuring some of 2012 and 2013's banned and challenged books and look for trading cards featuring trivia questions about banned classics. Collect them all!
Norridge and Harwood Heights residents should be receiving our Autumn/Winter newsletter in the mail this week. If you don't get one, stop in at the library and pick one up or browse it online. Registration for Autumn programs begins Monday, September 16th.
We're participating in the Big Library Read event, a global movement of passionate readers supporting the availability of eBooks and audiobooks at libraries. From September 16th through September 30th, all Eisenhower Library card holders can borrow and enjoy eBook and audiobook versions of the Big Library Read selection, Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth by Jane O'Connor with no holds or waitlists.
Now that school is back in session, we will be open on Sundays from 1:00 - 5:00 pm offering services to families, working people and students who might have a hard time making it to the library during the week.
The Library will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in honor of Labor Day. Take a moment to thank America's hard workers!
Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3rd at 9:00 am.
Please welcome Fannie Schmoe's Bakery to the Library. A labor of love, brother and sister Stephanie and Joseph have spent years perfecting their family recipes for cookies, kolaczkis, scones, muffins, quiches and more. Stop in bright and early to say hello, grab a cup of coffee and taste some of their delicious creations. Fannie Schmoe's is open from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday and Saturday; closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
The tally is in! In April, we hung a net in the lobby of the Library and asked you to fill it with messages written on ping pong balls. Once the net was full, we wondered if you could guess how many messages were received. With 167 guesses from kids, teens and adults, we now have our winners. Kathleen and Kamila took the "Price is Right" approach, guessing 1001 and 1002, thus coming closest to the actual number of messages, 1036.
Congratulations to Kathleen and Kamila. They have each earned an Anywhere Table Tennis Set that attaches to any regular table so they can play ping pong everywhere they go.
Thank you to everyone that left us a message of support or guessed a number.
You can help the librarians in Kids World plan our upcoming storytime sessions. We're interested in finding out your opinion on our current storytime offerings and gathering additional information for future improvements to the program. If you would like to help, please take a minute to complete our Summer Storytime Survey.
The National Weather Bureau has extended the heat advisory through tonight. If you need to get out of the heat, please come to the Library. Get Cool and Get Smart in the Upstairs Meeting Room. We're screening episodes of the classic TV series Get Smart all day so just drop in whenever you're feeling too hot or visit one of the official Cook County cooling centers near you.
Look for us this weekend at the annual Island in the City Festival at the Norridge Park District. We'll be hanging out with the Friends of the Library, passing out prizes, collecting entries for a t-shirt raffle and more. So in between rides on the Tilt-a-Whirl stop by and say hello. We'll be there Saturday, July 13th and Sunday, July 14th.