An Introduction to the Elmhurst Public Library for Preschool Teachers
One of the Library’s roles is to serve as a Preschoolers’ Door to Learning. As the preschool coordinator, I assist preschool teachers in finding appropriate library materials and to present storytime programs to preschool classes. I have greatly enjoyed working with Elmhurst preschool teachers in the past, and I look forward to seeing you this year. To request that a collection of books be pulled or to schedule a classroom visit, please call me at 630-279-8696.
Early Literacy Librarian
Not-for-profit preschool and day care centers that are not home-based and are within the city limits of Elmhurst are entitled to an Elmhurst Public Library Preschool Card. This card entitles you to:
The director of your preschool must send a letter to the library on the school’s letterhead stating that the preschool accepts responsibility for materials checked out by their preschool teachers and listing the names of the teachers who are authorized to take out materials on the preschool’s card. The preschool accepts responsibility for replacement costs for materials that are not returned.
Preschool classes are invited to the Elmhurst Public Library every April for a 30-minute program that includes stories, songs, and a puppet show.
You may arrange one additional storytime to be held in your classroom and one additional storytime to be held in the library. To enable the preschool coordinator to plan a program that meets your students’ needs, it is important to call 630-279-8696 to arrange the visit at least three weeks in advance.