Preschool and Daycare Services

Preschool and Daycare Services

Teacher Borrowing Privileges

Not-for-profit preschool and daycare centers that are not home-based and are within the city limits of Elmhurst are entitled to teacher borrowing privileges. The highest-ranking administrator (i.e. superintendent, principal, director, home educator) must sign an Agreement of Service* with the Library each school year.

With your teacher card you can:

Request Materials

*An Agreement of Service authorizes teacher borrowing privileges for new teachers and for teachers with existing privileges. Teacher borrowing privileges allow you to check out Elmhurst Public Library materials for your classroom. The school or daycare accepts responsibility for replacement costs for materials that are not returned. If you have never had teacher borrowing privileges, first contact your organization’s school librarian or administrative office.


Have us visit your school or classroom, or plan a visit to EPL! We offer a variety of programs, both in-person and virtual (live or pre-recorded):


We’ll bring storytime to you! Teachers can request themed storytimes tailored to classroom topics, seasonal celebrations, or newly published picture books.

STEM Activities

Library staff will bring our STEM kits or a simple experiment just right for your classroom.

Family Events

The Library can be at your next event! We can be present with an information table or share stories for a crowd.

Other Activities

Want to pretend with puppets or throw a dance party? We’ll brainstorm together to create a special activity to fit your ideas.


Request a Visit

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Ensure your child is school-ready by sharing the gift of reading. Milestones are celebrated along the way. Families can register online or at the Library to begin their reading journey. More information is available online.

Contact Us

Katie Stringwell
Early Childhood Services Librarian

For general inquiries, please contact us at


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