Teachers & schools

We work closely with area teachers and schools to make the library’s services and program accessible and easy to use for children in Skokie schools. 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.

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.

Classroom sets

The book sets formerly known as Classroom Sets are now called Youth Book Discussion Kits. Each kit contains 12 copies of a single title. Click here for a list of available kits and to request one.

Online resources

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

Library tours

We are happy to provide library tours for you and your students. Please click on the appropriate link below to submit your request and we will be in touch to confirm the details.

Puppet Show

The 2018-2019 puppet show is a 30 minute performance featuring Little Red Riding Hood by James Marshall and Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T. Smith. Our 2018 dates have been scheduled. Please check back in December for options for February and March of 2019.


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.