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Outreach and Teacher Services

Classroom Visits

DGPL can bring the library to the classroom or bring your students to the library. Some of the services available for classroom visits are:

  • Storytimes
  • Themed book talks
  • STEM stations
  • Database tutorials
  • Lessons on media literacy

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School Library Cards
The Downers Grove Public Library is a part of the SWAN consortium, which gives users access to more than 90 libraries in the area. Use a personal library card or a school card to check out materials. The school librarian will have more information on school cards, or you can email DGPL for more information.

Assignment Help

Books related to a specific assignment can be put on the homework shelf, so students know exactly where to go! To get a customized bag (or two, or three!) of materials to use in the classroom, contact the Kids Room with a description of the lesson.

For assignment help, email Kidsdesk@dglibrary.org or call 630-960-1200 ext. 4279.

e-Materials and Resources
Check out e-books, digital audiobooks, and more using CloudLibrary or Libby for Overdrive.
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The Downers Grove Public Library subscribes to a number of databases you can access with a school card or with your own Downers Grove Public Library card. Some of our most popular databases include:
Scholastic Go
Animals, science, US states, and more. Grade articles and reference material, images, videos, and websites. For students in grades two through eight with a search engine interface.
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Read and interact with classic picture books for preschoolers to third-grade readers.
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Covers more than 30 subjects in all areas of science using video, articles, and interactive content, including experiments.
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Offers info about science and social science content with videos, audio clips, images, and related websites.
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See our full Kids Homework Help database