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.

Go in-depth! Our Teacher Toolkit gives you a detailed look at how we can help teachers, schools, and students. Download the toolkit.

Cards for teachers

Every teacher in a Skokie school can get a library card to check out materials for classroom use. View our guidelines for details.

Cards for students

Students who live in Skokie can sign up for a library card through their school.

Resource Bags

We pack our Resource Bags with a collection of materials on a topic you choose. The bag is checked out for you to pick up at the library. Please allow one week for your resource bag to be prepared.

Request a resource bag.

Classroom sets

We have a large collection of classroom sets that include twelve copies of a book that can be used in reading groups or book discussions. You can browse the lists below and request a set.

Online resources

We have online resources specifically for kids doing research and needing homework help. We also have a collection of homework eBooks that can be read on multiple devices at the same time.

Classroom visits

Beginning September 12, you can request to bring your class to the library or have our librarians bring a program to your classroom!

  • Library visits are for K-2 grade classes and take place October through March on Monday, 1-2:30 pm, Wednesday, 9:30-11:00 am, and Thursday, 9:30-11:00 am
  • Curriculum Connections will begin in November and are for K-5 grade classrooms. Please contact schoolservices@skokielibrary.info for more details.
  • Summer Reads book talks are offered to 3-8 grade classrooms and take place April through May.

Request a classroom visit.