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Whether you are going to school or learning at home, we can help!

Ask Us
We can help connect you with the right resources. Call the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk at 630/887-0718 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for reference help or recommendations.

Need help getting started with virtual learning?
Learn how to use Zoom, Beanstack, and other virtual learning platforms.

Need help printing assignments?
We have computers and printers available anytime the library is open. We also provide curbside printing and the option to print from home for pick-up through ePrintIt. 

IPPL Reading ChallengesNeed help with reading?
Kids in grades 1-12 can read one-on-one with a librarian via zoom. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up for Book Buddies.

Join one of our Out-Loud Reading Clubs. Out-Loud Reading Clubs are judgement-free safe spaces for kids who want to get really good at reading. There are a number of clubs based on Lexile scores.

Participate in the Monarch, Caudill, and Bluestem Reading Challenges through Beanstack and earn digital badges and a book for reading award-winning books.

Sign up for our Pet Reading Challenge and earn digital badges for reading aloud to your pet. We also have a new Antiracist Reading Challenge for ages 12-18. Sign up here for both of them.

Need help doing research for school? Do you need a tutor?
Call 630/887-0718 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get help from a reference librarian.

We also compiled a list of local tutors for all ages. Students can search for tutors based on subject, grade, and even tutoring format (i.e. Zoom, Google, Skype). Tutors interested in joining the list can fill out the form to become part of our tutoring community. Tutors on the list are not specifically endorsed or recommended by the library. The information provided is a community service to connect students and tutors.

Tutoring help also is available through Brainfuse HelpNow. Work with a live tutor daily from 2- 11 p.m.

In addition, we have a variety of databases for all ages. Databases pull together reliable information depending on what you’re researching. Explore what we have to offer by ages.

Need more resources for at home learning?

Need a library card?

We have library cards for the family. Learn more here.