MAIN LIBRARY 847-742-2411
270 N. Grove Ave. Elgin, IL 60120
SUNDAY Noon-5pm
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2751 W. Bowes Rd. Elgin, IL 60124
SUNDAY Noon-5pm


Librarian-Directed Visits

    • Librarian-directed library visits are special programs especially designed for school groups.
      • Visits are open to all children attending schools located within the library district.
      • To accommodate the many schools we serve, visits are limited to ONE PER YEAR.
      • ALL visits must be scheduled in advance.
      • Visits will be presented in English unless other arrangements have been made at the time the visit is scheduled.
      • Group limits are: 30 for preschool and Grades 4-6; and 60 for grades Kindergarten – 3.
    • Tours are available at the following times September 8, 2014- April 30, 2015:
      •  Mondays 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
      •  Tuesdays 9:15 a.m.
      •  Wednesdays 9:15 a.m.
      •  Fridays 10:00 a.m.  (available for larger groups)
    • To schedule a visit for preschool through 8th grade, call 847-429-4685 or fill out the online form.
    • Available programs are described below:
    • Preschool & Kindergarten - Small group story and activity program with stories and more. The program includes a brief time for free play in the Early Learning Center.
    • 1st - 3rd Grades - Come enjoy a library tour as well as age-appropriate stories & activities.
    • 4th - 5th Grades – Customize a visit to fit your curriculum. We will be glad to work with you to design a visit that will demonstrate Internet resources, showcase Graphic Novels or share the fun of reading. For book related visits, please plan ahead so that students bring library cards.
    • 6th - 8th Grades  - Call Catherine Blair at 847-608-5206 for more information.

For traditional visits, group limits are 30 for preschool and Grades 4-5. 60 for grades kindergarten - 3. To make arrangements for larger groups, call 847-429-4685 to see if we are able to accommodate your group.