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Note: Youth area activities and events are being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the Library is open for browsing, play areas are closed. For a list of our temporary hours, please visit our Hours, Locations & Contact page or call (847) 923-3439 for more information. We've also created a list of online resources to help kids learn in and out of school.

Parents: If you need books and movies for a certain age or reading level, we'd be happy to help. Just fill out a short form about your child's preferences and we'll pick something great!

Visit the Enchanted Forest, a play space for children up to 5 years old with an adult (complete with ample stroller parking!). Kids can put on a show in the puppet theater, play games and puzzles, do projects in the craft room or attend storytime.

Tweens ages 9 to 12 are welcome to read, relax or play games in our dedicated tween space.

We have desktop computers reserved for children's use, as well as iPads preloaded with age-appropriate learning apps.

Teachers: Take a field trip to the Library! We welcome all public, private and parochial schools (homeschool groups and daycares, too!) within our district for a visit. 

The Youth area is open during all regular Library hours. Our Teen Place is open weekends, weekdays after 2 p.m. during the school year, plus school holidays and breaks.

If you can't make it to us, the Library will come to you! We'll visit your classroom for an interactive presentation highlighting children's literature and library information.

Are you a preschool teacher? We'll do storytime! Contact Youth Services at (847) 923-3439 to set up a date and time.

Library Resources

Brainfuse HelpNow

Tutors are available from 2 - 9 p.m. every day with live homework help for math, science, English, social studies and adult learning. Take ACT, SAT, AP, GED, TOEFL and U.S. citizenship practice tests. 

Vidcode

Learn coding skills by creating your own memes, video special effects, games and more. Designed for high school and middle school students, but open to budding coders of any age.