MAIN LIBRARY 847-742-2411
270 N. Grove Ave. Elgin, IL 60120
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-9pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-6pm
SUNDAY Noon-5pm
RAKOW BRANCH 847-531-7271
2751 W. Bowes Rd. Elgin, IL 60124
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-8pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-5pm
SUNDAY Noon-5pm

For Parents

Browse the links at the left or read below to learn more about the services for parents available at the Gail Borden Library.

Parents of pre-schoolers, don't forget to mark your calendars for the next Preschool Information Fair! It will take place at the Main Library on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Parenting Books

The Parent Shelf is located just opposite the craft area in the Early Learning Center.  This collection contains helpful books on child rearing, dealing with behavior problems, games, party planning, craft ideas and more. Read more...

Parenting Links

A Collection of Web sites with parenting information and advice.  Included are sites that offer advice on feeding your child, discipline, development, behavior and dealing with common problems. Read more...

Area Preschool and Childcare Agencies

Click here for a list of licensed or exempt preschools within our library district boundaries.

Services & Policies - Early Learning Center

Serving children from Birth – Kindergarten

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  
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Services & Policies - Youth Services

Youth Center
Serving children in 1st – 6th grades

Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
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