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 Information Night

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. 

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.

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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