Parents: 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.
KidsZone 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. Planning to stop by the Teen Place during the school day? Request a date and time, and we'll do our best to accommodate your schedule.
We also offer Treasure 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 kidsZone at (847) 923-3439 to set up a date and time.
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.
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Prepare your child for kindergarten with interactive lessons in math, science, language and more.
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