Parents and Teachers

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Internet Access for Kids

Six computers and two iPads are available in Kids Crossing. Children must be 9 years of age or older to use the Internet alone (without a parent).  Otherwise, a parent/guardian must be present with his/her child(ren) during computer usage.

Online Storytimes for Kids

If you cannot make it into the library for one of our storytimes, there are online options.  Head over to either The Nook Blog or Storytime Online to find a variety of stories for your child.

Digital Tools for Kids

Use these resources to do homework, download ebooks, stream media, and much more…available 24/7 from your library.

Kids Book Newsletters

Sign-up to receive free book newsletters by email. Links to our online catalog make it easy to check availability or to place a hold.

Recommended Links

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The Library offers a variety of services to you and your students.

Educator Library Cards

The Franklin Park Public Library District recognizes the importance of education and seeks to share our resources and to support our local school districts, educators, and students. Educator Library Cards are now available to district #81, #83, #84, and #212 administrators, teachers, school media specialists, and school librarians. Please see this page for more information.

Assignment Alert

Notify us of upcoming student projects and homework assignments. We will set aside your requested materials and make them readily available for your students. We appreciate the advance notice.

Computers and Internet

Six computers are available for your students. PCs run Microsoft Office 2013, which includes PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word. Black and white printouts are 10 cents a page and color printouts are 50 cents a page. Your students will need to bring their library cards to access the computers. Nonresident students can be issued guest passes.

Library Visits

Your class is welcome to visit the Library for an orientation and tour or to do research. We will structure the visit to meet the needs of your class.  In order for us to meet your needs, it is important to arrange your visit at least two weeks in advance. As an alternative, we can visit your class for stories and book talks. Contact us at


You can request books and other materials to be set aside for pick-up. Contact us at any of the above methods. Please allow 5-10 days per request. Books will be held for three days after the pick-up date.