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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.

Wakelets!

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  

Year round reading programs on Beanstack!

Reading programs are not just for the summer when you read with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library! Now including a new program for grades K-3! Participate anytime, anywhere using Beanstack. Log on to ahml.beanstack.org, or download the app from the App Store or Google Play. Your age will determine what program

Explore Stories and More Online

Did you know you can enjoy a variety of storytime and learning resources from the comfort of your home?

BookFlix is a fun resource that pairs a video recording of a book, with a nonfiction companion book. Fun puzzle challenges are available, as well as more info for you to "Dive

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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 Mondays or Fridays by the AHML van.
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 the AHML van.
District 214 bags are delivered daily by the District 214 van.

 Request a Resource Bag 

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Schedule a Visit

For the remainder of 2020, we are available for virtual visits over any preferred platform. We will only be conducting in-person visits if the visit can be held outside, and social distancing guidelines will be followed. This is subject to change at our discretion. 

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% 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

NSSEO
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

Arlington Heights Home Education Groups  
Arlington House  
CLASS Christian Liberty  
Classical Conversations  
Wild + Free 

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Virtual: School Information Fair

The virtual School Information Fair will be a week-long event. Starting on February 1, 2021, we will release Wakelets on our @YouthservicesAHML profile, which will contain links to resources provided by educators. Each school will be given one link in a Wakelet collection for the age range they serve. To give you an idea, you can see our example page here: https://wke.lt/w/s/W5Ke9d 

The School Information Fair will conclude on the evening on February 8, when we will host a live virtual event over Zoom. We are still working out the details of the event, but we are hoping to imitate the experience of walking from booth to booth to chat with representatives. 

Schools or centers based in Arlington Heights will be given first priority, especially for the live event. Schools or centers outside of Arlington Heights will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis.  All applications must be submitted by Monday, December 28. 

To apply, please complete the online form. 

https://www.ahml.info/form/school-information-fair- 

Applications will only be accepted via this form.  

You will be notified by email between December 28-30 as to whether or not we can accommodate your application.  Virtual materials will be due by January 25, 2021.