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 847-272-4300, or by e-mail at We will respond to your request within two business days.

Book Bag Requests

Book bags are available upon request to preschool, school-age, and community service teachers, as well as to Northbrook library cardholders who are homeschooling or looking to extend learning for children at home. Please allow a minimum of three days for us to fill your request. We will let you know when your Book Bag is ready to pick up.

Requests may be made in person, by telephone at 847-272-4240, or by e-mail at

Please include the following information in your request:

  • Teacher's name
  • Teacher's work, cell, or home number
  • Teacher's email
  • School Name
  • Grade level
  • Reading level
  • Subject(s)
  • Number of books
  • Musical scores
  • DVDs
  • CDs

Please note: Specific book titles and quantities may not always be available. We require at least three 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.