Resources Inside the Library

Battle of the Books

Complete and Submit a Classroom Collection Form - Library staff will gather up to 30 items for educators to pick up and use in their classroom. Great for research projects, themed storytimes, or supplementing your school's collection of reading materials. 

Educator Cards - Educators who teach at schools within the Gail Borden Public Library District are eligible for an educator card, which allows educators to check out up to 60 items for classroom use.

Schedule an In-Person Library Visit

Resource Room - Use the library's laminator, paper cutter, and Ellison dies (shape cutters). 

Middle School Education On the Go - Educators serving students in grades 6-8 may request a visit from a librarian who can provide booktalks, demonstrations of online research tools (including library databases), and more. To request a visit, or to discuss how the library can help your students achieve their learning objectives, contact Catherine Blair at or 847-608-5206.

ReaderShip Outreach - The ReaderShip brings storytimes to preschoolers at daycare centers within the library district.

Veterans Voices - Veterans Voices connects volunteer veterans with students, draws on the power of personal stories, brings to life the experiences of veterans, and honors their contributions. Conversations can be as structured or as formal as you like, and as small or as large as you like. Veterans will discuss their experiences during conversations.

Online Resources


Diversity resources - Find books in the U-46 Multicultural Curriculum Supplement on Black History and Culture, learn how to locate multicultural books using a library database, read about the importance of providing students with reading material that reflects the world's diversity, and more.

Find books by Guided Reading Level (Fountas and Pinnell)