Teacher Resources

for teachers
The Youth Services Department is pleased to extend its services
to the school librarians and teachers of Glenview. This Teachers Guide was created
to keep you informed of all the resources the library has to offer.

Assignment Needs

Glenview Schools' Assignment Alert Form

The Glenview Public Library would like to help students and teachers with their assignment needs. Teachers can use this to alert library staff about upcoming assignments and projects.

Authorized School Library Card

All Glenview schools are eligible for a School Library Card. Two school personnel are authorized to use the card, often the principal and the librarian, or the librarian and the librarian’s assistant. All requests must be made through these authorized personnel.

Benefits of a School Library card:

Five-week check out time for books

Sturdy bags to hold large book loans

Librarian-selected materials in the subject area or theme you specify

Contact your school librarian to request materials.

Library Visits

Come visit us! The Glenview Public Library is pleased to offer the following formats for school visits:

Grades K-2 • Storytime & Tour

Time Varies

Start your visit off with an entertaining Storytime program that may feature any or all of the following: puppets, props, music, and, of course, great books. An informative tour of the Youth Services Department will follow.

Grades 2-8 • Full Library Tour

45 minutes

Show your students everything the Glenview Public Library has to offer. Students will be introduced to departments and collections throughout the Library with a special emphasis on the Youth Services Department. Tours may be combined with book talks or Storytimes.

Grades 4-5 • Library Survival Island

1 1/2 hours

This exciting program introduces students to resources in the Youth Services Department in a fun and interactive format. Teams test their knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System, practice using the library catalog, and locate materials on the shelves in an effort to discover “hidden pirate treasure.”

Programs at Your School

Let us come to you! The Youth Services Department offers library programs to suit a variety of needs:

Grades K-2 • Storytime

Time Varies

We offer one traveling story time program during the school year for each class. This entertaining program may feature any or all of the following: puppets, props, music, and of course, great books.

Grades 3-8 • Book Talks

Time Varies

During the school year, a librarian from Youth Services is available to come to your school and book talk some of our favorite books or books in a theme you specify.

To schedule a book talk or story time, contact Amanda Barnett Jacover, School Services Coordinator.

Programs at the Library
Reading Incentive

Battle of the Books

The Glenview Library annually sponsors a tournament in January and February for fourth and fifth graders to test their knowledge of books. Teams of four read from a selected list and try to identify books from a series of questions. All participants receive a certificate and are invited to a party at the end of the season. Informational school visits begin in October and registration runs through November. Ask your school librarian for more information.

Books and Badges
Age 2 through Grade 8

Students can read books at home and earn badges to sew on their backpacks, jackets, library bag or caps. This program begins the week following Labor Day, and ends the Saturday before Memorial Day.

Summer Reading Program
Birth to Grade 8

Around 2,000 children participate every year in the Glenview Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Students report on books they have read to take a turn at the game and a chance to win a prize. School assemblies start in May and the program runs from June to August. The School Services Coordinator will contact your school to schedule a visit.

Book Buddies Summer Literacy Program

Volunteers: Grades 7 & up
are matched with
Readers: Grades 1-3

The Book Buddies Summer Reading Program is designed to help new readers retain their reading skills during summer vacation, and show them that books and reading are fun. Readers and volunteers meet once a week during the summer for one hour. During the session, they read aloud together, talk about the stories, and share an activity.

Teacher Programs

Visit Programs for Parents and Teachers for seasonal workshops or programs.

Research

Does your class need to research a particular topic? Call the Youth Services Department and we can arrange a visit to meet your specifications.

Online Databases

With a Glenview Public Library card, your students have access to more than 25 databases designed just for kids.

Resources

Book Discussion Sets

The Library currently has Group Discussion Sets (10 paperback copies) of over 30 popular titles. Schools may check out entire sets for five weeks on a school library card.

Textbook Collection

We currently house textbooks from OLPH, Attea, and Springman for use in the Library. These non-circulating books are a great resource for students and patrons. If your school is interested in donating current textbooks, please contact the School Services Coordinator.

Volunteers Needed!

Students entering eighth grade and up are encouraged to participate in the summer reading program as S.T.A.R. (Summer Time Assisting Readers) Volunteers. S.T.A.R. volunteers attend a one-hour training session and are asked to complete a minimum of eight hours of service in the Library during the summer. Duties include listening to book reports and helping with the game.

Students entering seventh grade and up are encouraged to apply to become a Book Buddies volunteer. Students will be matched with a young reader who they will meet with once a week throughout the program.

Potential volunteers can register starting in April at the Youth Services Desk or by phone at 847-729-7500.

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact the School Services Coordinator.

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