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 Librarians will respond within two business days.

Book Bag Requests

Our Book Bag service is also available to Northbrook library cardholders who are homeschooling or looking to extend learning for children at home. Please allow a minimum of 3 days for staff to fill requests. To place a request, please contact us at 847-272-4300 or

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)
  • Number of books
  • Musical scores
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Pick-up date

Please note: 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.