Reading Challenges

Kids are invited to participate in the library’s annual Lincolnwood Reads and Summer Reading programs. Sign up for the Summer Reading  program on our Beanstack page or visit the Youth and Teen Services desk to get started with either program at designated times throughout the year.

New Kids Books

For personalized recommendations, please speak to staff at the Youth and Teen Services desk or email us at

Digital Resources


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Beanstack is a platform for tracking reading to encourage everyone to have fun while learning. You'll be able to track your reading anywhere you go with a free account for Summer Reading and more.

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Comics Plus - Children's Library

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With Comics Plus, you have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga 24/7 on any device with no wait lists. The Children's library includes content appropriate for grades K-5.
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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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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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LOTE4Kids is a database of digital picture books in World Languages that allows kids and their families to enjoy the magic of books in over 65+ world languages.

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Mango Languages

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Learn from over 70 languages with self-paced lessons, including English. Practice your pronunciation through interactive exercises with native-speaking teachers.
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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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Access one-to-one learning solutions for students and professionals including homework help, professional development, training, and job seeking help.
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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 kids.

Kindle eReaders
Kindles come pre-loaded with librarian selections depending on their edition. We have: Best Seller, Elementary, Fiction, Middle Grade, Nonfiction, and Teen & YA Kindles. Kindles are optimized for reading with long battery life.
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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.

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Community Resources

If you and your children 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

2-1-1 Metro Chicago

A free helpline for information and referrals for resources related to food, housing, utility payment assistance, health care, transportation, childcare, employment, mental health, disaster information and assistance, and more.

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Center for Conflict Resolution

The Center for Conflict Resolution works with individuals, communities, courts and other institutions to manage and resolve conflict.

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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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