Skokie Public Library Kids
Preschool and Kindergarten

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Your Skokie Public Library card is THE ticket to so many things to do with a grown-up at your Library and on our website.

  • Learn at school or home about books, music, people and places, words and language, and current events
  • Play in our building with computer learning stations, board games, rubbing tables, and so much more in the preschool area
  • Explore on our website to find book suggestions, online activities, photos from Library acitivites, and our very own coloring book

No card? No problem! You can get one with your grown-up's permission if you live in Skokie and can print your first and last name. Just check here to see what to bring to the Library and then stop by to fill out an application and print your name on the back of your new Skokie Public Library card.

Parents of Skokie school students: If you don't know your child's barcode number or your child does not have a Skokie Public Library card, please see your child's teacher or school librarian.

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Learn at School or Home

You'll need your Skokie Public Library barcode number if you're not inside the Library when you click some of these links...

Current events People and places
Facts and information Reading
Music Words and language

Take a break with TumbleBooks! Read a storybook, solve a jigsaw puzzle, or watch some books on TumbleTV.

NEW! Check out a Little Learners Set. It's your library in a backpack filled with books, games, music CDs, and suggestions for additional activities that parents and kids can do at home to help develop reading readiness. Skokie Public Library card required.

Current Events

  • Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardSearchasaurus is a fun place to find news about animals, health, people and places, science, sports, and more. Look up words in the Dictionary, facts in the Encyclopedia, and pictures in the Image Collection.

Facts and Information

  • Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardWorld Book Online for Kids brings the big encyclopedia to life with colorful pictures and easy-to-read entries and a wealth of engaging games, interactive tools, and activities.


  • Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardNaxos Music Library Junior Section lets you play while you learn about classical music, composers, instruments of the orchestra, and how to read music.
  • Web resourceNew York Philharmonic Kidzone is a fun place to hear the sounds of different musical instruments and learn about classical musicians and composers.

People and Places

  • Web resourceAmerica's Story has activities and information about famous Americans, the 50 states, sports and hobbies, decades, and music from America's past.
  • Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardCultureGrams Online Kids Edition explores a child's view of people and places around the world and in the 50 United States.


  • Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library takes you behind the scenes to meet the authors who write and illustrate your favorite books.
  • Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardTumbleBook Library for Kids has picture books, chapter books, puzzles, and quizzes to read by yourself or with help from the computer.

Words and Language

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Play in Our Building

You'll need a grown-up to stay with you at all times.

  • photosActivities and programs
    Reading clubs, storytimes, author visits, performances, and more. Ask a grown-up to help you sign up online or at the Youth Services desk.
  • Board games
    Pick up the pieces at the Youth Services desk and then head to the Craft Room to play board and table games. Grown-up required.
  • Computer learning stations
    Three computers for kids age 7 and younger. Bring your own headphones or buy a set for $1 at the Youth Services desk. Sorry, no Internet.
  • Craft Room
    Pick up a craft kit at the Youth Services Desk, make it in the Craft Room, and take home your finished project.
  • Freshwater aquarium
    Put your hands behind your back and watch our colorful family of fish (and sometimes a frog) as they swim the day away.
  • Peek-A-Book
    Billy the Worm tells stories all day long. Pull up a chair, tap the screen, and follow along! No headphones required.
  • Preschool area
    Play with puppets, blocks, and puzzles in a make-believe kitchen or watch the weather through our windows while you read a story in the Book House.
  • Rubbing tables
    Use chunky crayons and very big paper to create colorful rubbing art to take home.

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Explore on Our Website

...with a grown-up, of course.

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Also available...

Grades 1-5Grades 6-8



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