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For Teachers


Teacher Services

The Youth Services Department maintains an active interest in education and provides several special services to teachers. 

Class Visits and Book Talk Requests

The Northbrook Public Library wants to provide the best visit possible with the most comprehensive information. In order to ensure a successful visit, we ask that you give us advance notice of at least three weeks. This ensures that we can gather and plan appropriate resources and information for your students.

Requests for class visits or book talks may be made in person, by telephone at 847-272-4240 or by e-mail at Librarians will respond within two business days.

Book Bag Orders

Book bags are available upon request to preschool, school-age, or community service teachers. Specific book titles or total number of books requested are subject to demand and may not always be available. Requests may be made in person, by telephone at 847-272-4240 or by e-mail at and should include the following information:

Teacher's name

Teacher's work, cell or home number

Teacher's email

School Name

Grade level

Reading level

Subject(s) (See list of popular book bag topics)

Number of books

Pick-up date

Please note: We require at least two business days between the date of your request and the expected pickup date. Book bags will be reshelved three days after the pickup date if they are not picked up. Please call 847-272-4300 if you need additional time.