We want to make your child's library experience one they will remember. Learn more about what we offer for babies through 8th graders.
Shelley Sutherland, Youth Services Manager
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.
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. You can also request passes online.
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.
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.
Books and reading
A collection of animated, narrated picture books that kids can follow along word for word.
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.
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 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.