What's New In Youth Services

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Autism Resource Library

Here is a list of helpful resources about autism from Autismspeaks.org. Their resource library is for those who want to learn more about autism, browse the latest books, magazine articles, educational manuals, software, and more on this subject.


Lego Fun at the Library

Stop by Youth Services and play with our new Lego wall located by the picture books. If you love creating with Legos, consider dropping in for Lego Club on Monday, October 9th from 1-3 p.m. to play with other Lego fanatics.


Make the Most of Library Storytime

Early fall storytimes begin the week of September 18th. Registration starts Saturday, August 26th. Here's a great article for parents who are new to storytime to read, offering tips on how to make the most out of your storytime experience by joining in the fun, mingling with other parents, and noticing how your child interacts with others.


100 Books Every Child Should Hear before Kindergarten

Here is a list of some classic books that every child should hear before they reach Kindergarten age. To check out any of these books, ask for assistance at the Youth Reference Desk and consider signing up for our 1,000 Books before Kindergarten reading program.


Reading Beyond Booklist

The Reading Beyond booklist has been provided by the American Library Association & Children's Book Council for children who read at an advanced level and are seeking more challenging, but still age-appropriate, books.

There are books listed for kindergarten and first graders reading at a third grade level, second and third graders reading at a fifth grade level, and fourth and fifth graders reading at a seventh grade level.


2018 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominees

The 2018 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Nominees were recently announced. You can find the list here.

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author for the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools. For more information, go to rebeccacaudill.org.


10 Reasons Why You Should Go to Storytime

Here are ten important reasons why you and your child should attend storytime. Register for summer storytimes starting Saturday, May 28th. The summer session begins the week of June 20th. 


Library Resources for Students and Teachers

The Round Lake Area Public Library welcomes you to explore our free educational services and resources. 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 and homework help
  • ·         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, Leslie, and Sue


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.

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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