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 224-543-1486..
...or We'll Visit You
Youth Services staff visit elementary grade students during the school year, highlighting good books, teaching library skills, and promoting the Summer Library Club and other summer programs. At the beginning of each school year we will contact you to schedule a visit. We also visit many local preschools.
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. To request a loan, call us at 224-543-1486 or use our online form.
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 224-543-1486 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.
Resources to Help Your Students
- NoveList K-8
Read-alike lists of books similar to those written by 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.