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Resources for Parents


Share a love of words and reading with your child from an early age by joining us at our Storytime sessions. We have programs for children of all ages, from the very youngest to those who are more independent.  Learn more about Storytimes.

Adventure Bags 

Looking for an adventure with your kids? Check out one of the Adventure Bags and expand your child’s world!

Museum Adventure Pass

The adventure begins at your local Illinois library! The Museum Adventure Pass program provides free admission or a special discount at participating, Chicago Area cultural destinations. This special opportunity is made possible by the participating cultural organizations, and the participating Illinois public libraries. Learn more. Visit any of our Public Service Info Desks with your library card in hand and check out a Museum Pass. Museum Passes are limited, and available on a first come, first served basis. They cannot be reserved.

Early Literacy Resources

There are many ways to encourage early literacy. Here are some tips from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).

Web Resources for Parents:

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