Summer Library Tour
Destination #3: Northbrook Public Library
On Father’s Day the only thing my dad wanted to do was go to Northbrook Public Library. He spent the drive over raving about their CD cataloging system.
I come by my library obsession honestly you guys.
Anyway I immediately found the Teen Section which was terribly well organized. Especially the nonfiction section. The books were separated and labeled by type (Biography, poetry, etc). Northbrook has the biggest YA collection I’ve seen. I went over to the juv desk to ask how many books they had in the collection, and that’s where I met Summer, the teen librarian.
Northbrook has a teen volunteer program with 43 volunteers. Overall teenage patrons come to the library for recreation rather than school, so the programs are focused on encouraging reading and volunteering. They also have an indoor greenhouse. Greenhouse. What kind of library has a greenhouse? A very cool one.
Books I Checked Out:
- Garage Band by Gipi
- Leave Myself Behind by Bart Yates
- Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks