Remote Learning

The Mount Prospect Public Library has many materials, programs, and services to support your remote learning curriculum.

Schooling at Home

Kids Web Pages

The Kids portion of the Library’s Website contains information and resources that you can use remotely including:

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World Book Kids: Brings the encyclopedia version to kid-friendly levels including read aloud option and beautiful graphics.

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BookFlix: Combines interactive fiction and nonfiction titles based on topics of interest.

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NoveList: Contains read alike suggestions and reviews of children’s books.

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PebbleGo: Learn about animals, science, social studies, and biographies in English and Spanish

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Scholastic Printables: Thousands of leveled and themed activities to print and supplement curriculum.

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A to Z World: Explore foods, climate, people and so much more from around the world.

Collections

The Youth Services Department has a large collection of fiction and nonfiction materials including books, audiobooks, kits, and more for children from ages birth to sixth grade. To search for these materials, you can use the Kids Catalog. Some collection highlights include:

  • The Nonfiction collection is extensive, covering many subjects, and is a great resource for reports and areas of special interest.
  • The Fiction Chapter books, Early Readers, and Picture Books collections are wonderful to enjoy while building comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills.
  • Audiobooks on CDs and Playaways are available for fiction and nonfiction titles.
  • STEAM kits are designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math and are available for Mount Prospect residents to check out.
  • DVDs and Blurays are available and include fiction and nonfiction titles.
  • The Kids Books to Go Bags include multiple copies of the same book and a book discussion guide.
  • The e-Library includes digital resources that can be accessed even when the Library buildings are closed.
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Hoopla: Always have a great eBook, audiobook, movie and music on hand without the wait!

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OverDrive: Fantastic selection of eBooks and audiobooks.

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RbDigital: eBooks and full color magazines.

Grab and Go

The Youth Services Department has many displays including:

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Board Book Bundles to quickly get titles for the littlest readers.

storytime bundles

Storytime bundles containing themed books and an activity for preK-K.

leveled reading bundles

Leveled Reading bundles include three books at the same Fountas & Pinnell reading level

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Tech-Take-Homes contain materials to create a fun, interactive STEAM manipulative.

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Craft-to-Go bags include materials to make a fun craft at your convenience

Parking Lot Pickup

Parking Lot Pickup: For contactless pickup, place your holds and when they are available, select a convenient day and time for us to directly place your items in the trunk of your car

Contact Us

Youth Services and South Branch staff are available to assist at both locations via phone, email, and live chat.

Book Bag Services

Book Bags Request Form

The Youth Services staff can pull items together for you. Please allow up to 3 days to fill.

Emails

Phone Numbers

  • Main Library: 847-253-5675
  • South Branch: 847-590-4090