Teacher Cards

Teachers at high schools located within our library district may apply for an Educator Card. These cards allow access to library materials and online resources for classroom use. High schools within the district are Elgin Academy, Elgin High School, Larkin High School, St. Edward Central Catholic School, and South Elgin High School.

Educators can apply for a card at the Main Library, Rakow Branch, or South Elgin Branch.  Full details are available here.

College and Career Readiness

Trained staff can assist with college applications, scholarship searches, and proofreading those important college essays. AVID classes, and others, may benefit from these services.

Teacher Support

Need additional materials to complement a curriculum topic? Would you like a demonstration of a test preparation site or research database? Do your students need assistance in finding articles for a research topic? High school teachers are encouraged to contact Melissa Lane, mlane@gailborden.info, or at 847-289-5837 for individual assistance. Classroom visits and demos are available.


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Need a Reading Jump Start?

Introduce your students to popular novels or an old favorite. Librarians can visit classrooms or school libraries to share their current reads and introduce students to new favorites. The books that are shared can be customized by grade level, topic, or reading ability.