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audio visual collection

Let learning come to life with the Glenview Library's extensive A-V collection for kids.


For car trips or a change of pace, listen to books on CDs. Unabridged novels, from the classics to the hottest reads, are available?as well as picture books and just about everything in between. Check out as many as you like for a three-week loan period. Try a Playaway, a self-contained preloaded MP3 player that makes it easier than ever to listen to a story. Plug in your own headphones and you are set to go. Limit of two per library card with a three-week loan period.

DVDs and Blu-rays

Youth Services offers more than 5,000 feature films, educational programs, informational movies specially selected so that younger children and entire families will find something of interest. Ten DVDs may be checked out per library card for up to a one-week loan period for fiction movies and up to a three-week loan period for informational non-fiction titles.

Music CDs

Our collection includes a wide spectrum of musical choices. From lullabies to soothe the youngest child to bouncy recordings for the active Preschool crowd, by such artists as Raffi and Hap Palmer, you will find something for every musical taste in your family. Older children will enjoy movie soundtracks, pop musicians, classical music for children, and Disney hits among other great choices. CDs circulate for a three-week loan period with a maximum of ten music CDs per card.


Are you a fan of videogames? Check out our collection of over 500 videogames in one of several different platforms: Nintendo DS and 3DS, Playstation 2 and 3, Wii or XBOX. We carry LEGO, Star Wars, Mario, Sonic, Barbie, Dora, along with various sports, action, dance and fitness titles that range from ESRB ratings of "E for Everyone" to a few select "T for Teen" items. Games circulate for a one-week loan period with a limit of two videogames per card

Playaway Views

The newest addition to our AV collection are hand-held electronic devices which contain several hours of preloaded content for the viewing and listening enjoyment of younger children. These are the perfect "eReader" for the preschool crowd. Only one device per card for a one-week loan period.


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Drop-In and Interactive Movies for Kids
Community Room

Enjoy a children's matinee in the Community Room. Bring a beach towel or blanket to get comfy on the floor. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.

View this season's schedule here.