Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Books for Young Children

Sharing stories with your child can help you start conversations about how we relate to the world around us. In books, children can find mirrors that reflect their own identities and experiences as well as windows into the lives of those who are different from them. 

For personalized recommendations, please speak to staff at the Youth and Teen Services desk or email us at youthservices@lincolnwoodlibrary.org.

New Picture Books

Digital Resources

Hoopla

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Download or stream movies, TV shows, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and comics on your device. Enjoy a kids' mode, instant access, and automatic returns.
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Kanopy

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Stream thoughtful entertainment including documentaries, rare titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Access includes Kanopy Kids and Great Courses.
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Libby/Digital Library of Illinois

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Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, and more for all ages. The Digital Library of Illinois may also be known as Overdrive and Libby.
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NoveList

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Wondering what to read next? Find the perfect match using adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction book recommendations, lists, discussion guides, and author read-alikes.
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WorldCat & Statewide Illinois Library Catalog (FirstSearch)

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See what is available at libraries in the rest of the state and worldwide.
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Library of Things

The Library has more than just books! Check out our robust Library of Things Collection which includes circulating collections for young kids.

Museum Passes

The Library has passes that offer free and discounted visits to local museums. Visit our Museum Pass information page to learn more about how to visit museums with your kids. 

Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo (Chicago Zoological Society)

Brookfield Zoo inspires guests through extraordinary connections with animals, nature, and each other. Set within a 216-acre nature park, the zoo has captivated and educated visitors since 1934. Admits 2. Brookfield, IL

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden

With 27 spectacular gardens on 385 acres, the garden is a strollable place of ever-changing beauty. Admits 1 car at 50% off per pass. Glencoe, IL

IL Holocaust Museum Education Center

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice, and indifference. Buy One get One free on general admission. Skokie, IL

Community Resources

If you and your family need specialized assistance or support, there are many community organizations that serve Lincolnwood and the surrounding area. For a full list of organizations serving this area, check out our Community Resource page.

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services

The mission of Illinois DCFS is to protect children who are reported to be abused or neglected and to increase their families' capacity to safely care for them.

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Jewish Child & Family Services

JCFS Chicago strives to enhance social-emotional well-being for adults, children, teens and families as well as maximize potential for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Lincolnwood Elementary School District 74

Information on the Lincolnwood Elementary School District.

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Metropolitan Family Services

Metropolitan Family Services provides a wide variety of programs and services designed to strengthen families and help them realize their potential.

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The Chicago Center for Family Health

In our training and community programs, we provide innovative knowledge and skills to professionals and organizations so that they, in turn, can work more effectively with distressed and vulnerable families.

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The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Through research, education and clinical services, The Family Institute at Northwestern University is one of the nation’s leading relationship-based behavioral health organizations committed to strengthening and healing children and adolescents, couples, families and individuals.

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