Resources Inside the Library

Complete and Submit a Classroom Collection Form - Library staff can pull up to 30 items for you to check out and use in your classroom. Great for research projects, themed storytimes, or supplementing your school's collection of fun reading materials. 

Educator Cards - Educators at schools within the Gail Borden Public Library District are eligible for an educator card.  An educator card allows you to check out up to 60 items for classroom use.

Battle of the Books

Library Visits

Resource Room - Use the library's laminator, paper cutter, and Ellison dies (shape cutters).

Resources Outside the Library

Gail Borden's Library on the Go staff members serve families and community organizations "where they are" by visiting them at schools, daycare centers, and other locations. 

ReaderShip Outreach - The ReaderShip brings storytimes to preschoolers at daycare centers within the library district.

Elementary Education On The Go - Educators serving students in grades K-5 may request a promotional visit for homework help, database tools, research instruction, and remote checkout of library materials.

Middle School Education On the Go - Educators serving students in grades 6-8 may request a visit from a librarian who can provide booktalks, demonstrations of online research tools (including library databases), and more. To request a visit, or to discuss how the library can help your students achieve their learning objectives, contact Catherine Blair at or (847) 608-5206.

Veterans Voices - Veterans Voices is a program provided by the Gail Borden Public Library District that connects volunteer veterans with students. Drawing on the power of personal stories, Veterans Voices enhances and brings to life the experiences of veterans and honors their contributions. Conversations can be as structured or as formal as you like, and as small or as large as you like. Veterans will discuss their experiences during conversations.

Online Resources

Submit Information About Your Preschool or Daycare

Find books by Guided Reading Level (Fountas and Pinnell)

Diversity resourcesFrom this page you can find books in the U-46 Multicultural Curriculum Supplement on Black History and Culture, learn how to locate multicultural books using a library database, read about the importance of providing students with reading material that reflects the world's diversity, and more.