Resources Inside the Library

Battle of the Books

Complete and Submit a Classroom Collection Form - Library staff will gather up to 30 items for educators to pick up and use in their classroom. Great for research projects, themed storytimes, or supplementing your school's collection of reading materials. 

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

*NEW* Schedule an In-Person Library Visit

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

Resources Outside the Library

Library On the Go staff members serve families and community organizations by visiting them at schools, daycare centers, and other locations. 

*NEW* Virtual ReaderShip Storytime


Elementary Education On The Go - Virtual Program in the classroom  - Gail Borden Library Resources are the perfect online resource to share with our teachers, or classrooms as we connect, collaborate and plan for an amazing year of working together. Educators serving students in grades K-5 may request a promotional visit on Zoom for homework help, database tools, research instruction, curriculum literature, ebooks and magazines.

With our kindergarten- third grade learners being most at risk of falling behind, the need for early childhood resources has significantly increased. The Library can provide additional support to families through the new resources PebbleGo, World book, Tumble Books and Scholastic Teachable for student & teachers can provide additional support to families.

It is important for us to share ways to bring learning opportunities and experiences home too.

All of our databases have audio and a Spanish version as well.

Contact: Julia Langlois or (847) 608-5011.

Homeschool Resource-Elementary Education and the Gail Borden Public Library with ZOOM an online collaboration.  - A librarian can work closely with educator at home to make library services and programs accessible and easy to use through Zoom. We can supplement your instruction remotely and give learners skills they need to thrive in the 21st century and find homework help. We serve children with or without disabilities. , contact Julia Langlois or (847) 608-5011.

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.

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

Veterans Voices - Veterans Voices connects volunteer veterans with students, draws on the power of personal stories, 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


Diversity resources - 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.

Find books by Guided Reading Level (Fountas and Pinnell)