For Fans of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

Have you been watching Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur? The animated Marvel show follows the adventures of Lunella, a 13-year-old super-genius who accidentally brings a ten-ton T-Rex into present-day New York City via a time vortex. The duo works together to protect the city's Lower East Side from danger.

Yesterday’s Battle 5 Closes Out the Battle Competition for the Season

Battle 5 was the highest scoring Battle this season! The competing teams all brought their A-game making Battle 5 a "neck-and-neck" round where every point mattered. The winner of the battle season has taken the title by only 1 point! All five teams did a tremendous job and should be exceptionally proud of their efforts.

Leila the Perfect Witch by Flavia Z. Drago

“For each of her talents, Leila had won a trophy, but she was saving a special spot for the most important one of all. Her dream was to win THE MAGNIFICENT WITCHY CAKE-OFF!”

Celebrate Women’s History Month

March is designated as Women's History Month and celebrates the wide contributions and achievements of women during the entirety of American history. What started as a week long celebration in 1982 became a month long celebration in 1987. It is the perfect time to explore a bit of history that you may not be familiar with!

Battle 4 Recap

Congratulations to all the teams on a great Battle 4. We are one battle away from discovering the winner of the Battle 2022-2023 Season. Here's how the scores line up currently.

Battle 3 Recap

What a great job all the of teams did during Battle yesterday! Battle 3 was our highest overall scoring Battle so far this seasons. Just take a look at the scores so far!

2023 Caldecott Medal Winners

Named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, the Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. In addition to the Caldecott Medal, the committee typically awards Caldecott Honors to other books worthy of attention.

2023 Newbery Medal Winners

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British children’s book publisher John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Beside the Newbery Medal, the committee usually awards Newbery Honors to other books worthy of attention.

Storytime Registration Starts February 27th

March's in-person storytime will run from March 7th to March 24th. Registration for residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights will begin on the last Monday of February. We anticipate spots filling up quickly so call the Library at 708.867.7828 or drop in and visit the Kids desk early on the 27th to reserve your family's place!

Battle 2 Recap

Battle 2 was a great success! Congratulations to all the teams for their great efforts. The point field has definitely shifted- with a tie for first place! Let's do a quick overview

A Delicious Literacy Tip

Turn meal or snack time into a literacy activity! Food such as mashed potatoes, pudding, or applesauce make for a great medium to draw letters and shapes in. Another idea is to have a letter themed plate! A "P" lunch or snack might contain foods such as pretzels, pears, pudding, potatoes or peanut butter on pumpernickel bread. Explore the sounds of the letter "R" with raspberries, raisins, radishes, ravioli, rye bread, or even ranch dressing.

Battle 1 Recap

Thanks to everyone for a great Battle 1! Remember for Battle 1, the scores are added to the teams' overall totals. It is the overall total scores that determine the winner of the Battle of the Books season. Let's look at points earned yesterday.

Three Little Vikings by Bethan Woolvin

It looks like something very BIG was here,’ Helga said, suspiciously. ‘Nonsense!’ said the Chieftain. “I know it was just a fox…and I know best.’

Great Reads for Kids for Black History Month

With its roots as 7 day acknowledgement of the historical contributions of Black Americans in 1926, Black History Month became a month long celebration in 1976 under President Gerald R. Ford.

Practice Battle Recap

We hope everyone enjoyed attending the Practice Battle. As mentioned, the points earned yesterday do not count towards the season's overall battle points. Practice Battle is really just a bit of fun to help acclimate players to Battle of the Books. Even so, it is kind of exciting to see how the teams stacked up!

Winter Reading 2023

January 01 – February 28, 2023.

Do you accept the challenge to snuggle up with some hot reads this season?