Youth

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

“Grow a Reader” with 1KBB4K!

You are your child’s first teacher … give them a great start on the road to reading! We’re here to help with the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (1KBB4K) Program. 

The challenge is simple: read 1,000 books to your young child before their first day of Kindergarten. It may sound like a lot, but you can do it!

Museum Adventure Pass

A Museum Adventure Pass provides free or discounted admission to Chicagoland museums, zoos, and cultural institutions. Come to the Youth Services Desk in the library to check out a pass.

  • Passes are limited and distributed on a first come, first-served basis
  • Call ahead to see what passes are available
  • Families can have 1 pass per loan period
  • A loan period is 7 days
  • Remember to bring an ID and your Adventure Pass when you visit the museums

Some of the great places you can go:

Brookfield Zoo Free admission for 2 (does not include parking or admission to some exhibits) 
Chicago Botanical Garden Admits one car at 50% off
Illinois Railway Museum Buy 2 passes get 2 free, or Buy 1 pass get 1 free
Lake County Discovery Museum Free admission for 2
Legoland Discovery Center Buy 1 get 1 one free

To see a full list of places and offers, visit MuseumAdventure.org.

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  • Live 1-on-1 help in math, science, English, and social studies from noon to midnight
  • Writing center for help with essays
  • Grade school to college level

Use it for: Extra help with assignments, proofreading essays

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