Teacher Services

Get in Touch!

Youth and Teen Services Department

Call: 630-801-4340

Email: Please use the Contact Us page



Online Request Form

Fill out the Online Request Form for Assignment Alerts, Library Tours, Class Visits, or Book Lists and Bibliographies.

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Assignment Alert

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.

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!

Library Tours

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.

Class Visits

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.

Book Lists 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.

                  Lewis and Clark Kits

                  Lincoln’s Legacy Kits

                  Buddy Bags


Online Resources

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