Get Your Baby’s First Book Bag!

For residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights who are newly minted parents or grandparents of a little one less than 17 months old or are expecting a new arrival soon, we'd like to celebrate this happy occasion with your family!


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Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month

The Arab world is comprised 22 countries that span from North Africa to East Asia. The culture in the Arab world is rich and diverse and well worth celebrating. This month long celebration is perfect for families with roots to the Arab world as well as for families to explore a culture and history they might be less familiar with.


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Celebrate National Poetry Month

From the library shelves, they stand tall
With words that give a beckoning call:
Words that rhyme all silly willy,
And words that are goosebumpy chilly,
Words that sound like the sweetest of treats,
Or rise from the page in clap-a-ble beats.
Poems by the dozens are waiting to be read.
"Poetry is for everyone!," it must be said!


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The Rumors Are True…

In-person storytimes are returning to Eisenhower Public Library starting in April! Due to the small classes, these in-person programs will be for residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights only; however, nonresidents are still very welcome to attend the continuing weekly …


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Battle 5 Recap

The Battle of the Books Season 2021-2022 is officially over. We send our deepest gratitude to the coaches of each team for putting in the time and to the student participants who worked so hard. And so, the final scores …


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Battle 4 Recap

It was a great battle yesterday! We finished early and all of the teams did admirably well! Battle 4 turned out to have the smallest point range between the highest and lowest scoring teams so far this season.

There was …


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Battle 3 Recap

Congratulations to all the Battle teams for a great battle.

To recap, a point was awarded to the teams from Giles and Leigh due to an error on a question from Smile during Battle 2. (The other three teams had


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Battle 2 Recap

So amidst the technical glitches (and we really appreciate everyone’s patience), Battle 2 went well. All of the teams should be very proud of their efforts.

Please note, there are additional challenge points under review. If any points are awarded, …


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Battle 1 Recap

Congratulations to all of the Battle teams for a great battle yesterday! The teams are very close with only an eight point spread between the highest and lowest scores.

There was one challenge on a question based on the book, …


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Publisher’s Kids Writing Contest

MacKids Publishing is holding a nation-wide writing contest based on Gary Paulsen's final novel, Northwind. (The author sadly passed away in 2021.) The author's son will be judging the contest and there are prizes for 1st through 6th place- including admission to a writing workshop.


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Practice Battle Recap

Thanks to everyone who participating in Practice Battle yesterday! We hope it answered any lingering questions on how Battle of the Books will operate this season. If any participant (or guardian or coach) have any additional questions, please do not …


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One Day Until Battle of the Books!

Tomorrow (Wednesday, February 9th) is the official opening of the Battle of the Books season.

As the Practice Battle, the points earned tomorrow will not actually count towards the cumulative overall score that determines the season’s winning team. …


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Four Great Reads for the Family

Black History is American history and the Library has shelves packed with interesting history books and biographies for families to delve into. Here are four great nonfiction picture books that tells the story of people worth knowing that may not be on your radar.


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