Library at Home
Our services may look a bit different during the pandemic, but we're still here to help! Here are some of the ways that you can use the library from home.
Don't have a library card? We can email you a library card number so that you can use all of our online resources. No need to come in! Just fill out the online application and we'll be in touch.
Stay in touch
Phone and chat: Call 847-673-7774 or use the chat box in the lower right corner of this screen during normal library hours to speak to a staff member.
Use Digital resources
There are so many ways to use your library card online! Download eBooks and audiobooks, stream movies and TV shows, listen to music, read digital comics, online newspapers and magazines, take online classes, and much more. Check out all of our online materials and resources.
- We have added more eBooks and downloadable audiobooks to Overdrive available in Russian, Spanish, Polish, Gujarati, Chinese, Korean, and Urdu. Hoopla also has books available in multiple languages.
- Hoopla has added Bonus Borrows - these items do not count against your monthly borrowing limits.
- Ancestry.com is currently available for at-home use.
Keep kids engaged
Learn how our online resources can help kids keep up their learning while they're home from school.
- We've added TumbleMath, a digital resource with simple math lessons that focus on basics, in the form of read-alongs for K-4 students. Includes quizzes and lesson planning tools.
Keep Yourself Entertained
We're here to recommend great titles just for you! Get personalized recommendations through our Bookmatch, Bookmatch for Kids, and Screenmatch services. Browse book lists curated and written by our in-house experts. Read, watch, and listen to our huge collection of eBooks and downloads. And join our Goodreads online book club!
We have lots of ways for you to take part in library events and activities from home.
- Join one of our live online events
- Enjoy one of these activities to do at home, hand-picked by our staff
- Explore the BOOMbox at Home topic of the week
Get community and health information
The COVID-19 vaccine is widely available in Skokie and around the area. It's only a matter of calling for an appointment. Call your doctor to arrange to be vaccinated, or call one of the following places where you can get an appointment for a vaccine:
- Skokie Health and Human Services (ages 12 and up): 847-933-8252
- Wednesday Pfizer vaccine clinics (age 12 and over)
- Thursday Moderna vaccine clinics (age 18 and over)
- Erie Evanston/Skokie Health Clinic (ages 12 and up): 847-666-3494
- Kids First Pediatrics Partners (ages 12 and up): 847-676-5394
- CVS, 4001 Main St. at Crawford (ages 12 and up): 847-677-8133
- Walgreens (ages 12 and up)
- 4850 Oakton (at Lacrosse Avenue): 847-933-0418
- 9150 Skokie Blvd. (at Church Street): 847-673-8063
- 3945 Dempster St. (at Crawford Avenue): 847-674-5876
- NorthShore University HealthSystems (ages 12 and up):
- Self-schedule via your NorthShoreConnect patient portal; call 847-982-5000 to reserve your time; or book your appointment through your doctor’s office
- Cook County Department of Public Health: or myshotcookcounty.com
- The Cook County Department of Public Health recently launched its “Destination: Vaccination” program, which provides free rides to many vaccination locations throughout suburban Cook County. The program is open to Skokie residents and all suburban Cook County residents, as well as Chicago residents who wish to utilize a Cook County Health location within the city. Vehicles can accommodate most residents, including those in wheelchairs or those who require child seats. This service is provided at no cost. The program will enable individuals with limited mobility or transportation issues to easily get vaccinated, removing a key barrier for many residents. Residents who need a ride to a vaccination location can call 833-308-1988 to schedule a ride. Though advanced scheduling is preferred, residents can call for a ride and one should arrive between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on time of day and fleet availability.
Some other useful links:
- Village of Skokie COVID-19 updates
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Illinois Department of Public Health
- C.A.R.E Pet Food Pantry
- Niles Township Food Pantry
Make a Difference
Participate in the Coming Together with Care community project. Volunteer for the Skokie Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a group of volunteer health professionals that enhance emergency preparedness and response capabilities. Volunteer or donate to the Niles Township Food Pantry.