Library Board Information

MAIN LIBRARY
270 North Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
847-742-2411
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-9pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-6pm
SUNDAY Noon-5pm
RAKOW BRANCH
2751 West Bowes Rd.
Elgin, IL 60123
847-531-7271
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-8pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-5pm
SUNDAY Noon-5pm
SOUTH ELGIN BRANCH
127 South McLean Blvd.
South Elgin, IL 60177
847-931-2090
MONDAY-THURSDAY 10am-7pm
FRIDAY CLOSED
SATURDAY 10am-4pm
SUNDAY Noon-4pm

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Every child is born ready to learn and there are a few simple things parents can do to help.  Click here to see short tips that will get your child ready for success in school and in life.

Welcome Baby: The first step in supporting your baby's early literacy development.

Ready...Set...Read Blog: Read about our preschool classes and early literacy activities you can do at home.

STEAMology Blog: STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Read about all the cool STEAM activities your family can participate in at the library and get ideas for STEAM projects you can do at home!

Find Books by Reading Level (Fountas and Pinnell)

Parenting Books

Getting a Gail Borden Library Card

About the Early Learning Center

About the Youth Center

Resources for Children with Special Needs

Homeschool Resources

Private Tutors

Submit Information About Your Preschool or Day Care

One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten

Area Preschool and Childcare Agencies

Area Preschool and Childcare Agencies - A list of licensed or exempt preschools within our library district boundaries.This list is maintained by Gail Borden Public Library.

Child Care Referrals - The YWCA offers personalized child care referrals to parents in DuPage and Kane Counties. Visit their website for more information.

Teachers

 

Services for Pre-K - Grade 8

Services for Grades 9-12