Library News

Catalog Availability

On Wednesday, November 7th, certain features of our catalog will be unavailable during system maintenance. We expect these features, My Account, placing holds, determining item availability, and payment services to be restored by November 8th. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Email Service Unavailable

We will be unable to receive email messages from October 25th to 28th due to a server update.

Unfortunately, any messages sent to us during this period will be lost and unrecoverable. High priority communications can be sent to [email protected]. For more immediate communication, call 708-867-7828.

We're sorry for the inconvenience, and hope to be back up and running better than ever after the update.

Meet Norm the T-Rex

We're excited for you to meet Norm from September 26th to October 2nd.

A Montana native, Norm is a life-size replica of a 67 million year-old T-Rex skull on loan from the Field Museum courtesy of Fannie's Cafe.

Stop in this week to get up close and personal with Norm, take a selfie, and draw Norm's body. Then, head into Fannie's to see more fossils and pick up a dino button or other dinosaur-themed goodies.

Read an eBook Day

Tuesday, September 18th is Read an eBook Day. If you’ve never read an eBook before, it’s the perfect time to try one out! Borrow one of your favorite books or something completely new and discover the joys of digital reading.

Landscaping at the Library

Starting Monday, July 30th the Wilson Avenue entrance and drive-up book drops may be intermittently closed due to landscapers working around the library. Some parking spots may also be unavailable during landscaping. Please check back for updates on the expected completion date of this project. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to the beautiful environment we'll soon be able to offer you.

Closed on July 20th

The library will be closed on Friday, July 20th for staff training. Harwood Heights Police Officers will be here to help us conduct some training exercises. If you see police in uniform or official vehicles on library premises, don't worry. Everything is OK.