Library News

Landscaping the Library

This week you'll see some landscapers beginning to work around the library. Some of our trees and shrubs have gotten a bit unruly. They look bad and cause sight line safety issues in the parking lot so they need to be replaced Early fall is a good time to plant because the cooler weather and autumn rains put less stress on young plants. So, please bear with us, this work is going to lead to a beautiful spring.

Solar Eclipse Glasses

All Glasses Are Now Gone

Starting Wednesday, August 16th at 9:00 AM, we'll be offering eclipse glasses to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.

Due to high demand and concerns regarding the safety of solar eclipse glasses:

  • Glasses will be given exclusively to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights.
  • Glasses will be given only to those with valid Eisenhower Library cards.
  • Recipients will be required to sign a waiver.
  • Recipients must be 18 or older with valid proof of age.
  • Recipients under 18 will need a parent or legal guardian present to sign on their behalf.
  • Glasses are limited to two per library card.
  • Glasses will be available on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last.
  • Glasses will not be held or reserved.

The safest way to view an eclipse is on video. On Monday, August 21st, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, we'll be live streaming NASA's footage of the event. The agency will share images from spacecraft, aircraft, high-altitude balloons, and the International Space Station alongside coverage of eclipse events at parks, libraries, stadiums, festivals, and museums across the U.S.

Back in Business

The electricity is back on and we're open for business. Our air conditioning took a hit though, so some parts of the building may be warmer than usual.

Power Outage

Due to a power outage the library is closing early today. We hope to reopen at 9:00 AM tomorrow morning, July 14th. We apologize for any inconvenience.