Resources for Parents

Parenting Collection

Learn more about how to tackle all of the joys and challenges of raising your child. Our parenting books and videos will help you through your child’s stages of development, special challenges and tricky conversations. We support early literacy development in pre-readers with special services and programs for them.


Our Youth Services programmers offer events for babies up through middle school, including storytimes, crafts and interactive programs. Many programs are freely available by drop-in or video, while others require registration to ensure participation. View upcoming programs.


Sign up for our bi-monthly Youth Services eNewsletter! You will receive email notifications of all our programs, events and resources, have the ability to register early, and keep your activity schedule current. Sign up here.

Home Learning Resources

We have an extensive list of great home resources for home schoolers and learning at home! View the resources.


Developing readers will enjoy these print books with built-in audio players that allow them to listen along as they read.

Storywalk in the Park

Take a stroll through Lake Shore Park at 9610 East Shore Drive – just a few blocks from the Library — where you can read our latest Storywalk selection. As part of a partnership with the Oak Lawn Park District, the Library selects a picture book each season that you can read as you walk along the trail.