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

Our librarians would be happy to provide a tour of our library for you and your students, or visit your school for a puppet show or library program!

  • Library tours are for grades K-2 and take place October through March on Mondays, 1-2:30 pm; Wednesdays, 9:30-11 am; and Thursdays, 9:30-11 am.
  • Puppet shows are for grades K-2 and take place at your school in November/December and March/April. Each show is 45 minutes long, and shows are offered on Tuesdays, 9:30 am-2:30 pm; Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 pm; and Fridays, 9:30-11:30 am.
  • USA Adventure is a program for grades 3-4 in which students explore some of the 50 states through a fun, interactive trivia game. For third-grade students, there will be an emphasis on the Land of Lincoln. This 45-minute program is available at your school in January and February on Tuesdays, 1-3 pm and Fridays 9-11 am.
  • Summer Reads book talks are offered to grades 3-8 in April and May. Flexible times are available for each 45 minute session. Book talk will feature Cool Summer Reads titles for grades 3-5 and Hot Summer Reads titles for
    grades 6-8.

Request a classroom visit.