Preschool Resources

Preschool Teacher Resources

The Children's Department strives to support preschool and day-care teachers through our collections, school visits and an annual Preschool Fair. Questions? Contact our Preschool Liaison at 847-438-3840.

Parent/Teacher Collection

The Parent/Teacher collection contains books and magazines to help teachers plan curricula, find craft ideas, and keep current with recent professional studies.

Preschool Fair and Continuting Education

The Library's annual Preschool Fair is a chance to showcase your school and make information available to parents. The fair is usually scheduled in January. Join us for our annual Preschool Teacher Workshop in October.

Material Requests

Teachers may request picture books, educational dvds, kits that include a book with a CD, music CD's and magazines for classroom use. Song books and language books are also available. Call the Children's Reference Desk at 847-438-3840 to make a request.

School Visits

A center within the Ela Library District may request a storytime at their facility or arrange a visit to the Ela Library. View the newsletter to see the storytime themes that are currently being offered.

Teacher Cards

Teachers who teach at preschools or daycare centers located within the Ela Area Public Library District may apply for a card with an extended checkout period of six weeks for school materials.

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