Parent & Teacher Resources


Looking for books to help support your child’s learning? From fun and games to reinforcement on several school topics, check out the recommended book lists below. All books can be put on hold for pick up at either campus. Some books may require you to make your own copies of pages (please don’t write in books or remove any pages).


The Learning Box collection is being updated and will return January 2023.


Our Ellison Die machine and Ellison Dies are available for teacher use at the Montgomery Campus. Teachers need to bring in their own paper and are able to use the die machine as long as it is not currently in use by library employees. The library occasionally lends the Ellison Dies out to other libraries. Calling ahead to check the status of the machine & the dies you wish to use is recommended. Please call Youth Services at 630-978-1272 to check the status of these items.

For a complete list of Ellison Dies click here.


Preschool bags are available at both the Oswego & Montgomery Campuses. Each preschool bag has a specific theme that all the materials will focus on. They all contain 8 items and check out for three weeks at a time. No holds or reservations may be placed on the preschool bags. Only one bag per person at a time.

For a complete list of Preschool Bags click here.


Teachers can request materials for, specific titles, topics, or themes. Materials can be put on hold for either the Montgomery or Oswego Campus. To help us provide you with exactly what you need, please provide us with the following information:

  • Pick-up location
  • Approximately how many items
  • Student Grade Level
  • Type of book (nonfiction, fiction, graphic novel, early reader, picture book)
  • Requested topic

Request an in-person or virtual storytime. A librarian can come to your classroom or school event for a storytime. We can also arrange to do a virtual storytime for your students. We have storytimes ready to go, or we can work together to create one that fits what your students are currently learning. A minimum of 2 weeks notice is required for storytimes.

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To request materials or a storytime call the Youth Services Department at 630.978.1272 or use the form below.