Parents

We want to make your child's library experience one they will remember. Learn more about what we offer for babies through 8th graders.


Programs and events

We offer many lively storytimes and interactive programs for kids and families. View upcoming programs and events.

Check out our Fun Things to Do page for lots of activities, videos, streaming performances and more.

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

Learn more

MUSEUM ADVENTURE PASS

Use your Skokie Public Library card to get discounts and passes to more than a dozen participating destinations through the Museum Adventure Pass program. Passes have limited availability and some attractions may have restrictions during the pandemic. We recommend calling ahead to confirm. Call 847-673-7774, use the chat box on our website, or stop by the Kids desk to check out passes. 

View available passes

CHALK DOODLES

Our Youth Services team wants to show your child aged 3-10 that we're thinking of them with an original piece of artwork.

Request a personalized chalk drawing

Sing-along videos

Did you know that singing and fingerplays are great activities to promote early literacy with your children? Explore our collection of singalong videos, made with local preschool teachers and parents.

Watch them now

Books and reading

TumbleBook Library for Kids

Apps available

A collection of animated, narrated picture books that kids can follow along word for word.

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.

Beanstack

Get weekly emails with personalized reading recommendations for your kids. Recommendations also include helpful reading tips and activities to engage your children with books. Best of all, it's powered by your favorite librarians!

Skokie schools

Skokie has many public and private schools. SkokieWiki’s Directory of K-12 Schools features a complete list of school websites and contact information. A comprehensive listing of Skokie preschools and child care centers is also available.