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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 at 847-392-0100 or youthoutreach@ahml.info.

Video tutorials for Educator Library Cards

Please note that only schools that have an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library have access to Educator Library Cards. If you have questions, please email youthoutreach@ahml.info

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Request a Resource Bag


Youth services staff members have been curating a Wakelet profile since the beginning of the pandemic that we hope that all at-home learners will find useful. You can find our learning resource collections, as well as a backlog of our virtual programs and activities to try. Explore at wakelet.com/@YouthservicesAHML  

Learning resources

Updated: 4/1/20 - Check out these free resources that will keep your students learning even when you aren’t in the classroom.

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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.

  • Preschool bags are delivered to schools on Wednesday by AHML's delivery service.
  • District 25 bags are delivered to the schools every Wednesday by the District 25 van. 
  • Districts 21, 59 and private school bags are delivered to the schools on Wednesdays by AHML's delivery service.
  • District 214 bags are delivered daily by the District 214 van.

 Request a Resource Bag  

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Schedule a Visit

Visits to the library are tailored to your needs. You can jump-start a research project or genre study with expert guidance from our staff, take a tour of our space, 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, schedule permitting. Library staff are also available for parent/teacher nights, literacy nights, STEM nights and other special events. 

 Schedule a Visit  

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Schools We Serve

We serve all preschools, elementary, middle and high schools located in Arlington Heights or where Arlington Heights students make up at least 45% of the student body.

Public School District 25 - All Schools

Public School District 21 
Poe School 
Riley School

Public School District 59
Juliette Low School

Miner LD Center
Timber Ridge School

Public School District 214
The Academy at Forest View
Buffalo Grove High School
International Newcomer Academy
John Hersey High School
Rolling Meadows High School
Vanguard School

Parochial and Private Schools
Christian Liberty Academy 
Futabakai Japanese School
Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic School 
St. James Catholic School
St. Peter Lutheran School 
St. Viator High School

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Educator Library Cards

Eligible educators working at schools served by the library can get a library card to check out materials for classroom use. An educator card allows you to check out up to 100 items with an extended six-week loan period and access online resources. Email youthoutreach@ahml.info for more information.


Already have an educator card? Learn how to use your card by watching our video tutorials