Countdown to Summer

325smallThe librarians in our Children’s Services Department are busy getting ready for our best Summer Reading Program ever! PAWS TO READ will feature great incentives for reading, activities for all ages, a partnership with La Grange Park’s own CatNap From the Heart, and, of course, Read to the Dogs. We will be coming to your school in May to tell you all about it, and registration will begin on Monday, June 2.

This year, we are replacing our old babysitter training course with Safe Sitter Babysitter Training for Youth. Safe Sitter is a national, not-for-profit organization that is devoted exclusively to preparing young adolescents to babysit or stay home alone. Our staff has completed the Safe Sitter training program, and is ready to teach kids age 11 -15 using Safe Sitter’s medically-accurate, developmentally-appropriate, and constantly-updated curriculum. Four class sessions are on the schedule for June and July, and registration will begin on Monday, June 2. See the children’s staff for all the details.  More information about Safe Sitter is available on their website,

Download our current program schedule here, and register for all of our events online, in person, or by calling us at 708-352-0100.


  Need help understanding your homework or preparing for exams? Try !

got_hw_120x60More and more students are turning to professional tutors for academic help. Tutors typically charge between $24 and $45 an hour,* which can add up fast! Fortunately, the La Grange Park Library can connect our patrons to professional tutors online, with! Students in grades K-12 can receive specialized one-to-one tutoring help in the areas of math, science, English, social studies and writing. This service is also available in Spanish. Professional tutors are available online, through our website, from 3:00 until 10:00 every day. And, it’s FREE with your La Grange Park Library card.  Watch the introductory video here, and then try it out!

If you’re accessing the service from outside of the library building, just enter your library card number on the login page to enter the site.

*See the Wall Street Journal’s article, “The Invasion of the Online Tutors,” for more on this.