Educator Resources

Specialized school services

We offer a wide variety of materials and services to all teachers who work or live within the Naperville city limits from birth through Grade 5. Special and homeschool services are also provided as part of our mission to support educational efforts within our service area. Please note, however, that a Naperville Public Library card or a registered reciprocal borrower card is necessary to check out materials. For library card information, click here .

Plan a visit to the Library
Day care, preschool, school, and scouting groups are welcome to visit our library. Visits last about 30 minutes  which include a storytime and walking tour of the Children's Department. To ensure an enjoyable and productive visit, we recommend scheduling your visit at least 2 weeks in advance. 
Contacts (630) 961-4100
Scouting Groups
Nichols Library Monica Minnick
Deanna Donovan
Naper Blvd. Library Emily Bayci
(ext. 2947)
Carla Eisley
(ext. 2944)
95th Street Library Celeste Giles
(ext. 4964)
Christine Feddor
(ext. 4973)

Teacher Requests - Materials for classroom use
Teachers can request items per topic/author for classroom/group use. Please give us seven days advance notice.  Online Teacher Request Form.
Assignment Alerts - Materials set for library use
Please fill out the Assignment Alert Online Form  at least 14 days prior to the date the assignment will be given to the class. We will pull appropriate materials and hold them on "Library Use Only" status for the duration of the assignment. Please fax us a copy of the assignment, and we will post it for students to view.
Early literacy
The Naperville Public Library wants every child in Naperville to be given the best possible chance to succeed. To help accomplish this goal, the Library has adopted Every Child Ready to Read ®, an early childhood literacy program developed by the Public Library Association. Read More...
To find out more about the Library’s Early Literacy services, including presentations to parents and teachers, please contact Children's Services, (630) 961-4100.
Children's collection, through 5th grade
The Children’s Services Department has a collection of over 309,000 items.  We are truly “a library within a library.”  Items include:

Easy Picture books Magazines
Board Books Scouting Books
Readers Audio Books
Juvenile Fiction (Includes Large Print) CDs
Juvenile Nonfiction Blu-Rays
Reference Materials DVDs

The Parent/Teacher collection includes teacher resources and materials on child development and parenting.

Student online databases, K - 5
We also offer access to many full-text electronic databases for childrenMost of these databases are accessible to Naperville Public Library cardholders from remote locations 24/7.