Skokie Public Library Kids
Parents & Caregivers

  • Books and media
  • Consumer product ratings and reviews
  • Health and wellness
  • Schools and learning
  • Jump to your school on the Web...

    or visit the SkokieNet Directory of K-12 Schools,
    Preschools & Child Care Centers

For more information about Skokie Public Library's Youth Services resources for parents and caregivers, contact Linda Zeilstra-Sawyer at 847.324.3195 or by .

Please note:  We make every effort to select websites that are suitable for family viewing; however, the Library has no control over individual website content, sponsors, or advertisements. We encourage parents to explore and enjoy the Web with their children.

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Books and Media

Web resourceCommon Sense Media

Education, advice, and reviews of movies, games, apps, websites, TV shows, books, and music

Web resourceFilm

Film ratings and information about the content of films

Web resourceKids' Books We Love

Book reviews written by Youth Services staff

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardNoveList K-8

A guide to fiction and series books for kids

Web resourceSpecial Formats & World Languages for Kids at Skokie Public Library

Youth materials in unique formats such as puppet/book sets, adapted books, video games, early literacy materials; and items available in other languages

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardTumbleBook Library for Kids

Online picture books, chapter books, puzzles, and quizzes in English, Spanish, Chinese, and French

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardTumbleTalking Books Collection

Full-length audiobook classics, fiction, nonfiction, new books, plays and dramas, poetry, and Spanish language content.

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Consumer Product Ratings and Reviews

Web resourceConsumer Product Safety Commission Recalls and Product Safety News and CPSC en Español

Information about consumer products recalled due to unreasonable risks of injury or death

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardConsumers' Checkbook

Quality and price evaluations of local auto repair shops, plumbers, dentists, banks, and insurance companies

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library

Ratings, reviews, recommendations, buying advice, and information about cars, food, health, home and garden, electronics, and children's products

Web resourceConsumerSearch

Reviews on hundreds of consumer products, including summaries of articles from Consumer Reports

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Health and Wellness

Web resourceChild & Family WebGuide from Tufts University

Links to hundreds of websites recommended by parents, rated by experts, and covering early child development through adolescence

Web resourceHealth Information in Multiple Languages

Quality medical information for consumers in 40 languages from Amharic to Vietnamese

Web resourceKidsHealth and KidsHealth en Español

Information about general health, growth and development, positive parenting, nutrition and fitness, first aid, and safety for children from before birth through adolescence

Web resourceZERO TO THREE

Information and resources about child behavior and development, care and education, maltreatment, and public policy

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Schools and Learning

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library cardAtomic Learning

Short video lessons for learning how to use different software programs

Web resourceHelping Your Child and Helping Your Child en Español

Informational guides for parents to help their children develop new academic skills and knowledge

Web resourceHomeschool Resources at Skokie Public Library

Information about Skokie Public Library homeschool resources and support

Available everywhere with your Skokie Public Library

Online practice tests for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, GED, Civil Service careers, and Adult Basic Skills quizzes covering reading, grammar, and math.

Web resourceSkokieNet Directory of K-12 Schools, Preschools & Child Care Centers

Two directories of contact information for K-12 schools and local preschools and child care centers in and around Skokie

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