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:
Outreach CollectionThe Joliet Public Library offers thousands of quality reading materials suitable for pre-Kindergarten through High School youth, and is intended to be a zero risk way to provide materials to children to use at your organization, or for children to take home to read at their leisure.
How Does It Work?At your request, we will fill a book tub with a curated collection of fun reads for your students’ age group, to be picked up at either library location, dropped off during an outreach staff member visit, or delivered to your school (District 86 only).
How Does My Organization Sign Up?After the Business Owner, Chief Executive Officer, Local Administrator or Property Manager of your organization signs an agreement form and has a library card on file, email your request to the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online request form.