For Teachers

The Youth Services staff are dedicated to supporting teachers and students with innovative outreach programming and materials for curriculum enhancement. We’re available to supplement your classroom instruction or find ways to engage students in the library. Learn more about our services below or contact us for more information.

Resource Bags

We’ll send out a collection of items on a theme or subject, including books, media, magazines, and a guide to any relevant digital resources. We also have several book discussion sets when you need multiple copies of a title.
Delivery of resource bags to schools in Districts 25, 21 and 214 are provided by the school districts. All other schools can pick up their bags at the library’s drive-up window in the underground parking lot.
Request a resource bag now.

Schedule a Visit

Library tours are tailored to your needs. You can jump-start a research project or genre study with expert guidance from our staff, or just enjoy a storytime, puppet show and time to play.
Or let library staff bring all the resources of the library to you. We can provide book talks, storytimes, storytelling, database demonstrations and much more. You can also request a visit from the bookmobile. Library staff are also available for parent/teacher nights, literacy nights and other special events.
Complete our online form and we will contact you to schedule your visit.

Schools We Serve

If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy