What's New In Youth Services

For the complete Fall 2015 Newsletter, click here.



Halloween Coloring Contest

Stop by the Youth Services' Desk and ask for a Halloween coloring page. Entries will be taken until October 31st. Winners will be announced November 1st. There will be a winner from four different age groups. Happy Halloween!


Back to School Resources

Students, Teachers, School Staff, and Homeschooling Families, a new school year is upon us! The Round Lake Area Public Library welcomes you to explore our free educational services and resources during the upcoming school year. Feel free to contact us any time for research assistance at (847) 546-7060 ext. 108.

Library Services

  • ·         Youth Programs. View our Programs Page for a list of scheduled programs.
  • ·         Research assistance
  • ·         Help with navigating online encyclopedias/databases and other computer help.
  • ·         Interlibrary loan of materials from other libraries


  • ·      Parent/Teacher Collection
  • ·      Computers with Microsoft Office and Internet access.
  • ·         Wireless Internet
  • ·         Copier and Printer access
  • ·         Reference book collection
  • ·         E-books and audiobooks from MyMediaMall
  • ·         Fiction and non-fiction books on CD and Playaway.
  • ·         Magazines
  • ·         Non-fiction DVD collection
  • ·         Spanish and bilingual collection
  • ·         Bilingual staff

Best Wishes,

Debbie Allen, Head of Youth Services ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Youth Services Staff: Aleece, Christi, Denise, Helen, Julie, Leslie, and Sue


Register for Fall 2015 Youth Programs

Registration for Fall 2015 programs started Saturday, August 22nd. Sign-up for storytime and our other youth programs by stopping by, calling us at 847-546-7060 ext. 108, or clicking online.



Take a Look at our Goodreads Account

Youth Services now has a Goodreads account. Here, you'll be able to read staff book reviews and get recommendations for your next read.



Homeschooling Resources at Your Library

Youth Services put together a pamphlet of homeschooling resources available from the library. Inside you'll find helpful websites, book recommendations, and educational library programs for your homeschooling needs.


Check Out Our Playaway Collection

Browse our children's collection of Playaways and Playaway Views located in our audiobook section. Listen to your favorite audiobooks in a user friendly way and watch some fun, educational videos. Supply your own headphones and AAA battery and you're ready to listen! For more information on Playaway and Playaway Views, ask us at the Youth Reference Desk or visit Playaway.com.



We're On Pinterest!

Take a look at the library's new Pinterest page. You'll find boards that showcase our new children's books, program crafts, and more! Follow us to stay up-to-date on what's happening at the library!



Why Libraries Matter

We invite you to read an article on the importance of libraries written by Dr. Peggy Sharp Chamberlain. Dr. Peggy Sharp Chamberlain is an experienced teacher and library media specialist who has received national awards for her creative teaching ideas.



Learning to read begins before your child starts school. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten ongoing program encourages you to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she enters kindergarten. Just read three books a day for one year and it will add up to over 1,000 books!

The guidelines are simple: Read together and write down the book titles in your reading log you received when you signed up. After every 100 books read, bring your reading log to the library so we can reward your child with a sticker or a prize and pick up the next reading log sheets. After finishing 1,000 books, your child will receive a book of their choosing to keep and a certificate! This program has no end date except when your child enters kindergarten.

Register now in the Youth Services Department! 

























































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