School-Age Children

We provide many resources specifically for children in elementary school. 

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Books and More

There is so much to check out with your library card!

Summer Reads

Every year we choose Hot, Cool, and Breezy books for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Bookmatch for Kids

You know your kids and we know books! Get personalized recommendations emailed right to you.


Take home portable learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, arts & design, and math. Each kit is curated by staff to provide a unique STEAM resource. 

NoveList K-8 Plus

Discover great books for children from kindergarten through grade 8. Browse lists of award-winning titles or search for books by grade level or Lexile score.

Events and Programs

We have a packed calendar of upcoming programs and events!

Summer Reading

Our annual season of reading, learning, sharing, doing, and having fun typically kicks off June 1! Complete activities and earn prizes.

Booking with a Buddy

Kids entering grades 1-3 in the fall can take part in Booking with a Buddy, a literacy program that promotes reading during the summer. 

Learning Spaces

Visit the BOOMbox for hands-on STEAM activities. The Lab has computers for kids up to 8th grade (anyone under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult).

Study Rooms

There are five private study rooms available in the Kids Room for when children need to focus or work with a tutor.

Skokie Schools

Skokie has many public and private schools. The Village of Skokie's  directory of K-12 Schools features a complete list of districts, a boundary map, school websites, and contact information. 

Homework Help

Do you need some help with your homework? Your Skokie Public Library card is all you need to get started! We have numerous online resources, including encyclopedias. (Live Homework Help)

Get homework help from live tutors from noon to midnight daily. Sessions are available in English and Spanish, last about 20 minutes, and are tailored for students from kindergarten to college. Connect anonymously or create a free account for your family to unlock extra features like voice chat and SAT/ACT/AP exam prep from Princeton Review. Limit of five sessions per week.