Parents and Teachers


The Youth Services department provides services and materials for infants through fifth grade, their parents, teachers and others who work with young people. Our department holds over 45,000 items.

Our collection includes:

  • Infant board books
  • Picture books and easy readers
  • Chapter books
  • Biographies
  • Nonfiction
  • Comics and graphic novels
  • Magazines
  • Series books
  • Reference materials
  • DVDs and Playaway Views
  • Music CDs
  • Audio books on CD (both chapter books and picture book kits) and Playaway digital books
  • Math Bags
  • Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read kits
  • Video games for Nintendo Wii, DS/3DS, Playstation 3 and 4, and XBox One
  • Playaway Bookpacks
  • Playaway Launchpads
  • LitKits
  • Online resources
Sneezle Packs

Cough, cough, sneezle!  We know it can be a challenge to entertain a sick child, or even a healthy one when you’re sick.  Let the Library help by putting together a personalized bag of materials for your child and having it ready to go at the main Circulation Desk. Just call us or submit this form with your information and we will select books, audios, and a DVD especially for your child.

Teacher Services

The Library has many resources to support local teachers and their students, including research databases, reading materials for any age and classroom visits given by our skilled librarians. Call us to find out more about what we can offer you and your classroom!

Assignment Alert Services

Notifying us about assignments gives us time to obtain materials and prepare for student questions.

Fill out our online assignment alert form and we’ll set aside materials needed to guide your students through their research.

Alternately, you can download a form (PDF) and bring it in; email it to us; or call us at 708- 246-0520.


Stay “in the know” with our New Books for Educators and What’s New In Youth Services? newsletters. Each month, you’ll receive a curated list of programs and materials right in your inbox!