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.

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.

Library Tours

We are happy to provide library tours for groups of kindergarten, first, and second grade students. Please submit your library tour request and we will be in touch to confirm the details.

Resource Bags

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.

Request a resource bag.

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.

Online resources

We have online resources specifically for kids doing research and needing homework help.


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.