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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.

STEAM tools for your classroom

Are you looking for ways to supplement lesson in your classroom? Consider checking out items from our Library of Things to amaze and engage your students! From robotics to sewing machines, we have tools to enhance the student through demonstrations and hands-on learning.  

New databases for younger learners

The library has added three new online tools to help young learners:

Scholastic Teachables: Unlimited access to activities & printable skills sheets, lesson plans, games & other resources for grades Pre-K to 8..

TumbleMath: Math lessons in the form of read-alongs, quizzes & lesson planning tools.

World Book Discover: Encyclopedia with

Use these online tools to better understand current events

Issues, controversies and arguments are everywhere in the news. However, with soundbites and social media posts, it’s difficult to understand all the nuances that are relevant. You can use several of the library’s online databases to help get a better understanding of what’s behind the hot topics of the day:

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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.

In Districts 25 and 214, resource bags are delivered weekly by the district van service. In Districts 21 and 59, bags are delivered by the district van service on an as-needed basis. If you have questions about delivery and pick-up, please contact the appropriate district authority.

All other schools can pick up their bags at the library’s drive-up window in the underground parking lot.

 Request a Resource Bag 

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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.

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 is also available for parent/teacher nights, literacy 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 percent 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
Newcomer Center
John Hersey High School
Rolling Meadows High School
Vanguard School

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