Beginning June 1st, library staff will be in the building taking phone calls from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Saturday
Materials may now be returned in the drive-up book drops accessible from Wilson Avenue

Mon – Thur: 9am to 9pm | Fri – Sat: 9am to 5pm | Sun: 1pm to 5pm
4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 | 708-867-7828
Mon – Thur: 9am to 9pm
Fri – Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sun: 1pm to 5pm
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706

Mon – Thur: 9am to 9pm | Fri – Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sun: 1pm to 5pm

POSTPONED – Detective Pikachu and Pokemon Crafts

Saturday, March 28, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM.
Ages 12 & under. Kids under 7 must bring an adult.

Do you want to be the very best? Do you simply have to catch them all? Join us for a screening of Detective Pikachu and some Pokemon crafts! Pokemon and their trainers are highly encouraged to come in costume
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I Am Not Okay With This

Based on the graphic novel by Charles Forsman, The new Netflix series I Am Not Okay With This is probably going to be the next Stranger Things and you're not going to want to miss it...

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Battle Two Recap

There was a bit of shuffling on the ranking board with this week’s scores.

Remember, the Total Score combines the scores from Battle One and Battle Two. The Total Score will continue to grow as Battles pass, and will determine …

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The Last Days of Winter Reading

February is drawing to a close. Be sure to bring in your Reading Logs in order to get your character cards for the different genres you explored in this year’s Winter Reading program.

For those of you who have already …

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The Wind in the Willows Book Discussion

Friday, April 24,
2:00 PM

Whether you’re just reading it for the first time or it’s a favorite from childhood, The Wind in the Willows and its portrait of friendship is a comfort that shouldn’t be written off as a mere children’s book. Join us for an online video chat to share your takeaways from this tales of animal friends along an English river bank.

Register to receive a link or phone number to join the video chat.

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Frog and Toad are Friends Book Discussion

Thursday, April 23, 10:00 AM.

How did Frog and Toad become such good friends? By getting together to talk about books, of course. Kids and their adults can join this video chat to talk about Frog and Toad are Friends. Maybe you’ll make a new friend, too. This chat is for kids ages 7-9 with an adult.

Join the discussion at or phone in: 312-626-6799.

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

At the end of every autumn Rhen, crown prince of Emberfall, becomes a beast who kills everyone and everything until his curse resets and it all starts again.

In 500 seasons he’s killed his family, his servants, his subjects. He …

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March 2020 LibraryReads List

Every month at, librarians across the county nominate their favorite books. Whichever books get the most nominations go onto the monthly list. Place holds now to get these sure-to-be popular books as soon as possible after they're released ...

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2019 Schneider Family Book Award

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

The award was founded by Dr. Katherine Schneider, who was the first blind …

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2020 Battle One Recap

Congratulations to all the Battle teams for a great Battle One!

The scores from Battle One will add to the points that will be earned during Battle Two, Battle Three, Battle Four, and Battle Five to determine the season’s winning …

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2020 Michael L. Printz Award Winners

Every year, the Michael L. Printz Award honors the best book written for teens, based on its literary merit. In addition, the Printz Committee names honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature. The award’s namesake …

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