Teacher Services

Lake Villa District Library provides school services to preschools, elementary, middle and high schools located within the library district. We offer fine-free materials borrowing, in-school book talks, library resource and tech lessons, professional development for teachers, story times, and field trips to the library. See below for more information.
Please contact Rachel Hogan, Youth Services Outreach Librarian, for more information on receiving school services via email or 847.245.5113.

Curriculum Support

Teacher Bags

Teacher Bags are perfect for a special assignment or unit! You give us a topic, we give you a bag filled with books and other library materials to support your curriculum.
Please fill out the form to let us know what you need—we just need a week's notice. We’ll contact you when your bag is ready to be picked up.

Teacher Card

Want to select materials yourself for use in your classroom? The Teacher Card is the perfect solution. Contact Rachel at rhogan@lvdl.org to learn how to obtain an LVDL card for professional use.
Teacher Bags and Teacher Cards are available to educators at schools located within the library district.

Professional Development Workshops

Did you know we offer free professional development workshops for educators? Illinois K-12 teachers can receive professional development credits for attending our workshops. We cover all kinds of interesting topics throughout the school year! Please contact Rachel Hogan via email at rhogan@lvdl.org or 847.245.5113 for more information.

Visual Literacy

September 30, 4:30-5:30 pm (Thursday)

Presenter:

Annie Tillman, Adult Service Librarian, Lake Villa District Library

Eyes contain 70% of our sensory receptors and 90% of the information our brain processes on a daily basis comes from what we see. When we talk about literacy, we often refer to reading and writing. However, similar to language skills there’s syntax to understanding and interpreting visual perception and to use it as a communication tool in and of itself. Learn to support your students or children through the exploration of what we see and why it matters.

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Restoring Media Literacy in a Post-Truth World

November 3, 4:30-5:30 pm (Wednesday)

Presenters:

Timothy S. Jones, Library Media Specialist, Trinity High School, Louisville, KY

Nate Gass, Emerging Technology Librarian, Cook Memorial Public Library District, IL x1001

Haley Samuelson, Reference Librarian, Cook Memorial Public Library District, IL

We live in a time of information overload where cries of “fake news” have become the norm, inaccurate memes are weaponized, and journalism and science are doubted. Discover why we're all vulnerable to believing and sharing disinformation. Find out how schools and libraries can complement one another to teach our service communities the tools to navigate the information they encounter online, to restore confidence in authoritative sources, and to frame media literacy more effectively. The techniques shared in this session draw from the latest research in cognitive science, political communication, and media literacy education.