Parents and Teachers



Internet Access for Kids

The Library has multiple computers with Internet available. Children must be 9 years of age or older to use the Internet alone (without a parent), otherwise a parent/guardian must be present with their child during computer usage.

Thirteen computers and two iPads are available for your kids to use in Kids Crossing.


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A variety of services are available to you and your students here at the library. If you have any questions, call 847-455-6016 ext. 3, email or fax 847-455-6416.


Library Cards

Register at your home library for your library card, and use your card here.  If your home library is Franklin Park, learn how to register for your library card.


Assignment Alert

Notify us of upcoming student projects and homework assignments. We will set aside your requested materials and make them readily available for your students. We appreciate the advance notice.


Computers and Internet

Thirteen computers for kids and four computers for teens are available for your students to use. PCs run Microsoft Office 2007, which includes Power Point, Publisher, and Word. Black and white printouts are 10 cents a page and color printouts are 50 cents a page. Your students will need to bring their library cards to access the computers; nonresident students can be issued guest passes.


Homework Center

Copies of the school textbooks for Districts #83 and #84 for grades 3-8 are housed in the Youth Services Department.


Library Visits

Your class is welcome to visit the Library for an orientation and tour or to do research. We will structure the visit to meet the needs of your class. In order for us to meet your needs, it is important to arrange your visit at least two weeks in advance. As an alternative, we can visit your class for stories and book talks.


Recommended Websites

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You can request books and other materials to be set aside for pick-up. Contact us at any of the above methods. Please allow 5-10 days per request. Books will be held for three days after the pick-up date.