Every child is born ready to learn and there are a few simple things parents can do to help.  Click here to see short tips that will get your child ready for success in school and in life.

Welcome Baby: The first step in supporting your baby's early literacy development.

STEAM Blog: STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Read about all the cool STEAM activities your family can participate in at the library and get ideas for STEAM projects you can do at home!

U-46 Give Me Five! program: Learn simple things you can do to get your child ready for kindergarten.

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Getting a Gail Borden Library Card

About the Early Learning Center

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One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten

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Area Preschool and Childcare Agencies

Are you looking for a daycare or preschool? 

Gail Borden Public Library staff maintains a packet listing area preschools and daycares. To view the packet, click on the image below.

Please note that this packet is provided for informational purposes only; the Gail Borden Public Library does not endorse or approve any organization included in the list.

If you manage a preschool or daycare and would like to be included, please contact Paula Bosshart at 847-289-5821 or

Cover of preschool information packet

This packet was last updated on 3/13/19.


Preschool and Childcare Information Fair