Who Can Apply?
How Does It Work?Most participants will require a signed agreement by the authorizing agency. Please contact the Ottawa Street Branch Youth Services department at 815-740-2662 to find out more.
How Do I Request Materials?You may contact the Ottawa Street Branch Youth Services at 815-740-2662 or fill out the classroom enrichment request online. Please allow at least three business days for materials to be prepared.
How Do I Receive/Return Items?If materials are going to a District 86 school, they may be delivered/returned via the courier. Otherwise, boxes may be picked up/returned at either location. Materials should be returned in the same boxes to ensure accurate records.
How Does It Work?Additional Questions? Please contact the Ottawa Street Branch Youth Services at 815-740-2662.
Library Promotion at EventsWe would love to join your school for parent and curriculum nights, PTA meetings, and fun fests. We can hand out library information, have activities, and sign people up for library cards.
Family EngagementPlan to host your next family night at the library. Family Reading/Math/STEM/Game Nights at the library are a great way to foster lifelong library usage.
Classroom and Library VisitsThe Outreach Librarian and Youth Services Staff are available to come to your classroom to present a variety of programs. General library overviews, curriculum related storytimes, and genre booktalks are just some of the things we can bring to you and your students. Programs are between 30-60 minutes. Programs can also be presented at the library and include an age-appropriate tour. To schedule a visit, please fill out our Library Visit Request form.
Some special visits that the library offers include:
Booktalks for any grade: