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. Space is limited and registration has now closed for 2020. Learn more about past events.

Come On In!

In partnership with Niles Township District for Special Education (NTDSE), the Youth Services staff receives training to better understand and serve children with disabilities. We also offer monthly programs, including Sensory Storytime and Rainbow Therapy.

Help your child get acquainted with the library. Read our social story.

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

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!

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.

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.