Let's Build a Better World

Families with babies through students entering grade nine can join in the summer reading fun! More about summer reading >

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 >

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Homework Help, Homework Hub

A library card gives kids access to Homework Help through subscription-based online resources. It also 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.