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! We also have year-round reading programs to encourage reading every day.
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.
We also offer Resource Bags filled with books handpicked by our librarians based on grade and reading level.
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.
Kids can play games, do puzzles, and complete other fun activities to help practice letters, numbers and more. Geared toward kids ages 2 - 8.
Worksheets, mini-books, printable packs and lessons to use in class or at home.
Kids ages 8 to 18 learn to code at their own pace with a gamified experience including tutorials and real-world projects. Create an account and get started now.
Stream engaging, interactive and educational shows for kids ages 2 to 8. One borrow gets you unlimited viewing for 7 days. You must download the Hellosaurus iOS or Android app to your mobile device to play this content. No signup needed.
Enjoy storytime in your language! More than 1,000 digital picture books in 40+ languages, together with English translations.
Find books for kids. Search by reading level or theme, or find books you'll like based on their favorites.
Find kid-friendly articles on every subject for homework and school projects.
Kids in grades 5 - 8, this is the place to search for middle school magazines, reference e-books, and more. Subjects include history, current events, science and sports. Popular titles include Ranger Rick, Sport Illustrated Kids and TIME for Kids.