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General Services

Books And Badges

Ages 2 through Grade 8

From Labor Day to Memorial Day, young readers earn badges by reading books at home and recording them in a log. Details and registration at the Youth Services Desk. Glenview residents only.

Databases & Homework Help

Research tools and Homework available 24/7 with your Glenview Library card. Search magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and other science and history sources online. Brainfuse - HelpNow offers FREE online tutoring for students in Kindergarten and up.

Friends of the Glenview Library
Used Bookstore

Quality used books for all ages are available for sale during library hours. The Used Bookstore is conveniently located in the Library Lobby.

Kids Programs

The Glenview Library offers a full roster of fun and educational programs for every age and interest. Teen programs are also offered for students ages 13 & up.

Muzzy Language Learning Kits

Each kit contains DVDs and booklets for learning to speak a variety of foreign languages.

Preschool Kits

Ages 3-7

The Library offers 40 themed kits for loan. These popular bagged collections contain 4-6 books, a video or filmstrip, and a puppet or teaching prop.


Our Librarians bring favorite stories to life with puppets, props, and more in the Youth Services Program Room.

Helpful Websites

Evanston Home Educators

This Evanston-based group is a member of Illinois H.O.U.S.E. and meets monthly to discuss homeschooling issues.

Illinois H.O.U.S.E.

H.O.U.S.E., Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience, is a non-sectarian Illinois group that provides support for homeschooling families.

Illinois Home Education

Maintained by an Illinois family, this comprehensive website features Illinois laws pertaining to homeschooling and links to local and national resources.

Johnsburg Public Library

In 2001 the Johnsburg Public Library in Johnsburg, IL received a $55,000 grant to establish a Homeschool Resource Center. All materials (books, curriculum resources, games, and equipment) can be checked out by anyone with a valid Illinois library card.

Waterboro Public Library

Link to numerous homeschooling resources compiled by the Waterboro Public Library in Maine.

ISAT Review Collection

The Library has Illinois Standards Achievement Test review books for Math and Reading (grades 3-8) in the Reference Collection.


The Youth Service?s Parenting Collection is designed to address the informational needs of parents.

Recommendations for homeschooling parents include:


The Homeschooling Handbook: How to Make Homeschooling Simple, Affordable, Fun, and Effective 371.042 LIP
Creative Home Schooling for Gifted Children jPARENTING 372.042 RIV
What your first grader needs to know (series) jPARENTING 372.19 WHA
Common Core Resources


Homeschooling Today
Home Education Magazine
Parent & Child

Teaching Materials

Teaching materials are housed in the non-fiction section under j372. Assistance is available at the Youth Services Desk or at 847-729-7500 X 7900.

Toy and Game Collection

The Glenview Public Library boasts an extensive collection of games and toys housed in the Youth Services Department and available for patrons to check out and take home to play. The collection includes popular board games, educational flashcards, puzzles, blocks, trains, dinosaurs, and so many more toys than can be listed here. Browse the collection at your leisure and check out as many items as you like for a one-week loan period.

Youth Services Study Rooms (PDF)

Three study rooms are available in the Youth Services Department for small group use (must include children) up to six people. Patrons may sign-up for room use at the Youth Services Desk with a liibrary card or photo ID on a first-come, first-served basis for any open room. Study rooms may be used up to two hours per day with the option to extend time if rooms are available. Only Glenview Library card holders may reserve a room up to one-week in advance by calling or stopping by the Youth Services desk. Please refer to the Public Use of Study Rooms (PDF) policy for further details and guidelines.