Youth and Teen Services Department
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Send us information about projects so we can better help your students find the materials they need. Fill out the online request form with the grade and project topics or call us at 630-801-4340.
A Messenger librarian can drop by your classroom to talk about public libraries, present a storytime, give booktalks to increase interest in suggested titles, or demonstrate online research resources or ebooks.
Call Ahead Checkout
Call or email us with a topic and we can pull a selection of books and DVDs for you. Just visit the Youth Services desk to pick up your items and check them out with your personal library card. You can register your card from any Illinois public library so you can check out at Messenger!
Bring your class to visit the library! We can tour the library, talk about getting a library card, present stories, recommend books, introduce research topics, and design a visit to suit class needs.
Customized Book Recommendations and Bibliographies
We can create brochures full of recommended books and resources on the topic of your choosing.
Multimedia Kits and Buddy Bags
Our Lewis & Clark and Lincoln kits are full of books, media, and objects on a variety of historical subjects. Buddy Bags have fiction and nonfiction books and DVDs on a topic for Preschool or Elementary ages.
Theme Bags (teens and adults)
Authorized teachers at North Aurora schools may check out classroom materials with special privileges. School Accounts Authorization Form and Guidelines
Group Reading Program Participation
There are two group options:
- The group of readers does all activities together, so teachers track the group as a whole.
- Readers complete activities on their own, so teachers can log activities for individuals and/or for the group.
- Go a step further to "share readers" with parents so reading is logged both at home and at school.