Preschool Services

We offer outreach services to Wilmette and Kenilworth preschools and early childhood centers. Please contact Ruth Bell, Preschool Outreach Librarian, for further information.

Preschool Services Newsletter

Sign up for our Preschool Services Newsletter for information about services, new books, and upcoming early childhood programs to share with your families.

Materials Requests

If you would like a librarian to gather materials on a particular topic, please submit a Preschool Book Request Form. We will respond in 1-3 business days.

Delivery Service

We offer monthly delivery service to Wilmette and Kenilworth preschools and early childhood centers. Teachers may request items using their own card and have them delivered. Delivery is usually the afternoon of the first and third Tuesday of the month.


Teachers may request STEAM kits for delivery.  STEAM kits go out for 2 weeks and can be reserved ahead of time.  Please contact Ruth Bell, Preschool Outreach Librarian, to reserve a kit. Download a list of available kits (PDF).

Teachers’ Loans

Teachers may use their own local library cards to borrow materials for classroom use from the Wilmette Library. Refer to our Teacher Services page for eligibility, borrowing privileges, and application procedure.

Virtual Visits

We are happy to do a virtual visit for your classroom or arrange a special virtual storytime for your preschool families. Please contact Ruth Bell, Preschool Outreach Librarian, to arrange visits.

  • Teacher Resources

    Free live tutoring, 2:00-11:00 p.m., plus online tutorials, practice problems, and test preparation.


    Scholastic Teachables
    Printable worksheets, lesson plans, reading passages, and activities for elementary subjects.


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