Educators & schools
We work closely with educators in schools that serve Skokie students to make library services and programs accessible and easy to use. We can supplement your classroom instruction, or find ways to engage students in the library.
Have Questions or Suggestions?
Lorrie Hansen, School Services Librarian
Cards for Educators
Eligible educators in Skokie schools can get a library card to check out materials for classroom use. Each school provides the library with a list of eligible educators based on the current agreement between the library and the school or district. Use acknowledges understanding of the rights and responsibilities of educator library cardholders.
Cards for students
Students who live in Skokie can sign up for a library card through their school.
Request a Puppet Show
Please contact our School Services Librarian about availability.
Educator resource bags contain up to 30 fiction, nonfiction, and audiovisual items selected by you or based on a specific topic or topics. The bag is checked out for you to pick up at the library or at a regular bookmobile stop. It may take up to a week for your resource bag to be prepared, but if you need it more quickly please indicate that on the request form and we will do our best to accommodate.
Youth Book Discussion Kits
Each youth book discussion kit contains 12 copies of a single title. View a list of available kits and place a hold to request one.
Do you want to find more ways to introduce STEAM learning to your students? Our STEAM kits are a fun, portable way to engage kids with science, engineering, and more. The kits check out for one week and can be renewed 3 times unless reserved. Take a look at our STEAM Kits.
We are happy to provide library tours for groups of kindergarten, first, and second grade students.
Please note that due to our renovation, we are finished with school tours for this school year. We will post more information about upcoming tours during Fall 2020.