Come Visit Us...
Teachers and their students are welcome to visit the library as a group. To schedule a tour of the library, please call the Youth Services Desk at 847.634.3650.
...or We'll Visit You
Youth Services staff visit students in kindergarten through eighth grade during the school year, highlighting good books, teaching library skills, and promoting the Summer Reading Club and other summer programs. We also visit many local preschools. At the beginning of each school year we will contact you to schedule a visit.
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Elementary school teachers who work at schools within the Vernon Area Public Library District boundary may request a six-week loan of books and other items to support your curriculum. The Library van delivers and picks up loans at the elementary schools. Preschool teachers who work at schools within the library's boundary may also request a school loan. You can pick up your loans at the Youth Services Desk. To request a loan, call us at 847-634-3650 or use our online form.
Our Parent/Teacher collection contains resources for parents and educators of children from birth through grade eight. The collection focuses on educating children both at home and in the classroom.
Book Club in a Bag
Looking to start a book discussion group? Each "Book Club in a Bag" includes ten copies of a popular book, author information, discussion questions, and an activity related to the book.. Each tote may be checked out for 8 weeks. Here are the books that are available, along with a summary of each book.
Resources to Help Your Students
- LearningExpress Library
Study tools and practice tests (ISAT, ACT, SAT) for students in elementary school through college.
- NoveList K-8
Lists of books similar to those written by your favorite authors.
A year-round online tutoring service available seven days a week from 2-11 pm. Expert tutors can help all students from kindergarten through adult.
Build a love of reading and learning with paired fiction and nonfiction for PreK-Grade 3.
- TumbleBook Library
An online collection of animated, talking picture books pair and nonfiction titles.
- AASL "Top 25" Web Sites for Teaching and Learning
The American Association of School Librarians created this guide to teaching and learning websites, tools, and resources that foster the qualities of "innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration."
- ALSC Notable Children's Books
A committee of the Association for Library Service to Children compiles this list of the best of the best children's books in a given year. The list includes the winners of the major awards such as the Newbery and the Caldecott, as well as many other fine books that appeal to children.