Although the library building is closed, we’re still open for business! Check updates here.

Teachers

Resources

Learn more about library services in the Service Guides.
Preschool
Grades K-5
Grades 6-8

Teacher Library Cards

  • Check with your principal or learning center to learn how to get an ITPLD card.
  • If a school does not authorize individual teacher cards, the school may request a school library card. Call 847.459.4100 for information.

Booklists

During the school year, we bring the library to you to talk about programs and books, tell stories and answer questions to get children excited about the library. Students are given handouts listing books for their grade level:

Grades K-3
Grades 4-5
Grades 6-8


Bookbag & Material Request

  • Request materials for classroom use with your teacher, school or personal ITPLD card.
  • Up to 30 items may be requested.
  • Allow five school days for your bookbag to be prepared; pick up in Youth Services.

Research and Homework Help

Learning Express
Tutorials and practice in math, English, social studies and high school entrance exams

Explora

Magazine articles, images, biographies and primary source documents

SIRS/Issues Researcher

Pro- and con- essays on current events topics.

Access World News
Article and topic search drawing from newspapers around the world.

Newswires

Updated Associated Press news.

Tutor.com
Live one-on-one homework help from certified tutors in many subjects. Eight sessions available per week for each cardholder.

 


School Event & Tour Request

  • Request a librarian visit your school to talk about books and reading programs.
  • Take a field trip to the library.
  • Invite library staff to your school’s open house, curriculum night or other parent and family school event.