Invisible Girl by Mariel Hemingway

“What makes a family sad? It’s a hard question to answer. Maybe it’s better to think about what makes a family happy and then subtract it.”

125 True Stories of Amazing Pets

“Paw through these pages and find 125 of National Geographic Kids’ favorite true tales of animal heroes, silly tricks, spoiled-rotten critters, and even pets that have pets of their own.”

Writing in the Margins: Fall 2015

It seems like almost every store has a loyalty program. There are some good ones out there. I am a fan of the Ulta and Sephora loyalty programs. Fannie Schmoe’s Bakery has offered a punch card that rewards customers after so many visits. However, the issue with many loyalty programs is that they track your purchases. Author Cory Doctorow has called this “putting a premium on privacy.” In other words, discounts are only offered when you agree to disclose some of your personal information.

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

The author of the self-published picture book The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep promises that it will put your children to sleep, and many tired parents are willing to try anything.

My Dog Is the Best by Laurie Ann Thompson

What could be more enchanting than the relationship between a child and their beloved pet? My Dog Is the Best is a tale of unconditional love that’s accented by simplistic illustrations, leaving readers with that warm and fuzzy feeling that’s so dear to any pet owners’ heart.

Whose Butt? by Stan Tekiela

"I love taking pictures of animals... Sometimes the animals run or fly away... I only get pictures of their butts..."

The New Small Person by Lauren Child

"The small person followed Elmore Green everywhere.  It wanted to sit next to him; it wanted to copy everything that Elmore did. It wanted to be everywhere that Elmore was."

Writing in the Margins: Fall 2014

One of our goals at the Eisenhower Library is to make your experience using library services as easy as possible, including the process of finding materials.

Square Foot Gardening with Kids

"There is nothing quite like the look on a child's face when she picks the very first tomato she's ever grown. It's plump and red, and sure to be juicy, and it's all hers."

Writing in the Margins: Summer 2014

Community. It’s what drives us every day. We spent all of last year celebrating the fact that, in 1973, the people of Norridge and Harwood Heights decided that a public library was essential to their communities.