Library News

Thanks But No Thanks

Thanks for thinking of us when you have books to donate, but our Friends of the Library group just can't keep up with your generosity. Therefore, book donation will be suspended for the summer. The Friends will be happy to start taking your donations again in August.

Summer Newsletter

The summer edition of our Eisenhower Explorer should be arriving in Norridge and Harwood Heights mailboxes this week. If you haven't yet received yours, or if you live outside of our district, you can browse the newsletter online or drop by and pick one up in the library. We have plenty to go around. We also have plenty of great things to do this summer at Eisenhower, including our Summer Reading Program, a meditation class, a performance by teen Elvis impersonator Hugo Colin, A lock-in for kids, and our annual Mini Comic Con. It's going to be a great summer.

Spring Cleaning Bag Sale

On Saturday, February 25, from 12:00 - 4:00 PM, the Friends of the Library group is doing some early bird spring cleaning in the Book Sale Room! Purchase a bag (Friends members: $3.00. Non-members: $4.00) and fill it with books. This sale applies only to books in the Book Sale Room.

Good News for eBook Readers

Over the last three years, the number of eBooks checked out by Eisenhower Library users has more than doubled. If you love reading books on your eReader or mobile device, we have great news. With Media on Demand, our eBook lending service, you can now borrow as many as ten books each month.

To get started, visit If you live in Norridge or Harwood Heights, choose Eisenhower as your library. Then, enter your library card number and PIN. Unless you changed it, your PIN is probably the last four digits of your phone number. The Chicago Public Library offers a similar eBook service for those living in Chicago. Visit to try it out.

If you need help with eBooks at Eisenhower we're always happy to assist. Give us a call at 708-867-2299 or drop by the Answers Desk.

Winter Holiday Closings

We’ll be closed from Saturday, December 24th through Monday, December 26th, and then again from Saturday December 31st through Monday, January 2nd.

Even though we won’t be open, you’ll still be able to use many library resources.

Search the catalog and place holds; download an eBook with Media on Demand; stream movies, audiobooks, and more with Hoopla; or expand your technical and creative skills with

Teen Space Open

Our new Teen Space is now open! There are a few little construction details still to be finished but, if you are in grades 6-12, please feel free to use the Teen Space to study (finals week) and socialize. Tell your friends.

Catalog Downtime

Over the weekend of December 3rd and 4th, our catalog will be upgraded to improve your experience when searching for books, movies, music, or any other library materials.

During this weekend the library catalog will be down. You will be unable to search, place holds, or check your library account. In-library loans will be working as normal, however we ask that you bring your library card with you when checking out items.