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The Youth Services Department



What’s Happening in Youth Services
Let’s celebrate Women’s History Month with biographies, history books, and poetry.  We’ll have displays of books about women who have made a difference in the wide variety of talents:  dance, music, science, politics, human rights, education and many more!  Check them out!

Online Catalog

Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels and What the Neighbor's Thought by Kathleen Krull

Smithsonian Book of the First Ladies: Their Lives, Times and Issues edited by Edith P. Mayo

Amelia to Zora: Twenty-Six Women Who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee

Frida by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand

Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in Politics by Catherine Thimmesh

The birthday of Dr. Seuss is March 2nd.  So come on in that Monday after school and we’ll share the stories and then color and do puzzles.  Join us.

Mark your calendars for the 1st day of spring, March 20th.   We’ll have stories and activities in anticipation of the days of warmth, sunshine, and new life.


Other websites for kids:

IPL Kidspace

Fact Monster

Homework Helpers

Click here to visit All Kids, an Illinois healthcare program for supplying health insurance for Illinois' children.Women's history books For more answers to questions regarding this program, please click here for the All Kids booklet.

Para leer acera All Kids en Español, oprima aqui.

Find a Book is an online tool that allows children and parents to search for books that are at the child’s reading level.  Searches can be performed in English or Spanish. is a beneficial website for students and teachers.  Children from kindergarten through 8th grade can use to find help with their homework, view educational videos, learn about the government, and play games.  Teachers can find lesson plans for their daily activities. 

Please take a look at the Kid's Health website by the Nemours Foundation.