Preschool Services & Listing

For a list of local preschools, click here or scroll to the bottom of the page.

Storytime Visits

We would be thrilled to plan a special storytime just for you! We can come to your classroom, or you can bring your class to visit us.To request a visit either in our Library or in your school, complete this form or call us at (630) 986-1976 ext. 4796.

Please request at least a month in advance and include the following information:

School, teacher, best phone number, grade/age of students, number in the class, and preferred date and time.

Also let us know if you are looking for a tour/orientation, booktalk/presentation on books, a preschool storytime visit or something else.  We are glad to present to students, teachers, or other community groups like scout troops.

Please call or complete the form at least two weeks in advance.

Resource Requests

Give us a call at (630) 986-1976 ext. 4796 or complete this form if you need books for your theme-related units. We will choose a variety of titles appropriate for reading aloud or classroom use and set them aside. Then simply come to the Library and check out the ones you like best.

Booktalks or Tours for Teachers and Parents

We would love to visit your parent or teacher meetings and present a brief booktalk of new or theme-related picture books. An annotated bibliography of the titles will also be provided. We could also host your meeting at the Library and include a tour of the department and our wonderful closet of storytime treasures. Please provide three weeks notice before an event. We would be happy to work with you to develop a topic that suits your needs.

Customized Book Lists

The Youth Services Department has a wide variety of specialized book lists. We can print some for you, your students, or parents, or even help create one for a topic of your choosing.

Supporting our schools, students, and parents is an important part of the Library’s mission. Contact us any time at

Use of our:

Ellison Die Machine

Teachers, parent volunteers, and anyone else in need of some cool, cut-out shapes are welcome to use our Ellison Die. Bring your own paper and choose between many shapes-everything from an apple and a car to a strawberry and a wizard. It’s a great way to decorate classrooms or to use for art projects.

Big Books

A selection of Big Books is available for checkout by teachers.

Board Books

We have cataloged and made available the board book sets that we personally use to enhance our storytime classes. Each set has 15 identical books that can be handed out and read together as a group.

Please call ahead to check the availability of the books, as we will be continuing to use them for our weekly storytimes.  Once requested, the book sets will be held for you behind the Youth Services Reference Desk for 24 hours.

Local Area Preschools

Christ Lutheran Church
60 55th St.
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 325-3271

Christ Church of Oak Brook Preschool
31st and York Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 654-1882

Community Presbyterian Preschool
39 N. Prospect Ave.
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 323-6522

District 181 Blended Preschool
950 S. Oak St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 887-1330

Grace Episcopal Church Preschool
120 E. First St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-3819

Hinsdale Community Preschool
415 W. 8th St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 325-7484

Hinsdale Covenant Church Preschool
412 S. Garfield
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-2340

Hinsdale United Methodist Preschool
945 S. Garfield Ave.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-3228

Hinsdale Head Start Preschool
17 Maple St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 887-9727

Little Lambs Preschool
(Hinsdale Adventist Academy)
631 E. Hickory
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-9220

Seton Montessori Preschool
5728 Virginia Ave.
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 655-1066

Union Church Early Childhood Programs
137 S. Garfield St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-3314

Village Children’s Academy
40 South Clay St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 325-9252

Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Education Center
204 S. Grant St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-0065

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