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).


Learning Boxes contain a total of 20 items – books, music, a movie and listening center kits all about a curriculum topic. Learning Boxes are available only to educators (home and school.) Boxes check out for 2 weeks with no renewals. No holds or reservations may be placed on the boxes. Only one box per person at a time. Learning boxes are located at the Oswego campus. For pick up at the Montgomery campus, please call a day in advance.

Call or email Youth Services for more information.


Books are large-sized versions of picture books and non fiction books for preschoolers. Big books are available to all patrons.Big Books checkout for 1 week and cannot be returned in the book drop.

For a complete list of Big Books click here.


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 eight items: six books & two audio/visual items.  They check out for three weeks at at 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.