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Back-to-School Homework Help

Check out our recently refreshed Homework Help section to access subscription-based online resources—including two new resources: AtoZ Maps and AtoZ World Culture. These kid-focused digital resources are designed to make learning more interactive, more visual, and more fun! Find what you need in Homework Help for Kids >

Recommended books and podcasts

Browse reading lists—including recommendations by age and grade, award winners, and the 2017-2018 Reading Olympics titles—and recommended podcasts >

Homework Hub

A library card gives students from kindergarten through grade 6 access to the Homework Hub, a dedicated study room in Children's Services on the Main Library's first floor, stocked with supplies—such as workbooks, calculators, wipe boards, and an ADA-accessible computer installed with educational and special needs software. Call 708.452.3420 to reserve up to two hours a day, once a week.

Discovery Kits

More than 50 different Discovery Kits offer activities in art and music, language arts, life science, math and engineering, physical science, and technology.

Playaway audiobooks

Playaway audiobooks are easy to use and offer educational benefits including increased reading comprehension, retention, vocabulary skills, phonemic awareness, and fluency.