Your Family, Your Library

Your Family, Your Library is a podcast produced by Skokie Public Library. Our Youth Services staff chat about their experiences as parents and recommend library resources for caregivers looking for support!

Meet the Team

Learn more about our co-hosts and the behind-the-scenes staff who bring you this monthly series.

Katie Fox, Co-Host

Katie is a Youth Services librarian who enjoys books, good coffee (and lots of it) and riding around town on her pink bike.

Caitlin Savage, Co-Host

Caitlin  is a Youth Services librarian and book devotee who aspires to live up to the gold librarian standard of cozy cardigans, sassy glasses, and hard candies.

Amber Hayes, Producer

Amber is the Communications Coordinator, which means she's on the internet a lot. When she's not reading a bunch of romance or fantasy books, she can be found yelling about soccer.

Paul Knutson, Audio Engineer

Paul is the staff videographer and podcast engineer for Skokie Public Library. When he isn't yelling "action", he's likely telling corny jokes, or speaking in quotes.

Listen to the Show

Show Notes

Find links and information referenced in each month's episode. 

Taking Care of You and Your Partner

It can seem almost impossible to take care of yourself when you're being pulled in many different directions. It can seem even harder to invest in your own relationship. Caitlin and Katie share how they take care of themselves and their challenges and successes when it comes to making time for their marriages. 


What exactly is burnout? Katie and Caitlin get real about how they're feeling, and explore some ways to manage burnout. 

Meet the Crew (Our One Year Anniversary)

Caitlin and Katie introduce the behind-the-scenes team as the group reflects on their one-year anniversary and parenting adventures. 

Reflecting on Parenting

Our hosts reminisce on parenting myths they've heard over the years. 

When Things Get Scary

Caitlin and Katie share how they talk to their children about scary, and challenging events. They also share resources to help start the conversation. 

Creating Boundaries

Katie and Caitlin kick off the new year by discussing boundaries. They chat about their struggles and how to create boundaries, both as children and adults.  

Failure and Empathy

Youth Services librarian Mandy joins Caitlin and Katie to chat about failure, fitting in, and building empathy. 

Climate Change and Climate Anxiety

Katie and Caitlin share how climate change as affected them and how families can work to address it. 

Bedtime Challenges and Reading Instruction

How to Be a Friend

Katie and Caitlin take a look at how children make friends and how that differs from how children make friends. 

Post-Pandemic School

It Takes a Village

Community Engagement Supervisor Holly shares all of the community resources available to parents. 

Summer Fun

Big Feelings