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Parents & Teachers

Your Library is your Community Partner. We would be pleased to help you locate information. Some things we can do for you include:

Pre-selected Titles: If your child has an interest in a particular topic, we can save you time by selecting titles for you. Just give us a call or email dmblomquist@lasalle.lib.il.us  your request to us. Tell us what you need and when you need it, and how you may be reached should we have questions. We will be delighted to prepare books and other resources for you to browse and checkout.

Family Programs:  The Library offers special programming, seasonal offerings and story times. The programs are designed to involve both adults and children in the Library, and in reading. Information about these programs is available via the Library website, Facebook and flyers.  If you would like to receive email reminders of programs, please let us know or subscribe to our email reminder list! Unless otherwise specified, all Library programs are free and open to the public.

Library Visit: We want the Library to be a familiar friend to our young patrons in the community. We invite parents and children to visit us often.  If you or your children are not acquainted with the Library, schedule a quick tour.  We will familiarize you with the collection and the electronic card catalog; the catalog will enable you to search for materials, place holds on interlibrary loan items, and renew online.  In addition to juvenile books, the collection includes many parenting books that cover subjects like child development, suggested juvenile books and craft ideas for children. 

Library School Tours:  The Library staff welcomes class visits from area schools.  These should be scheduled in August/September for visits in October. If you would like to schedule a class visit, please contact Donna Blomquist at dmblomquist@lasalle.lib.il.us. 

HeadStart/PreSchool/Kindergarten Visits:  We invite teachers to schedule monthly stories/craft visits with their class.  Each program is approximately 40 minutes in length. Please call or email Donna Blomquist at dmblomquist@lasalle.lib.il.us.to schedule a program.

Curriculum Support:  The Library staff is pleased to assist teachers in procuring materials to support lesson plans.  Whether it is thematic support, science and history fair resources, or materials of a professional nature, we welcome your requests.  The Library collection includes many Accelerated Reader titles; we’re always happy to help young patrons with AR requests.

Tutoring Services - Whether a student is fourth grade science or college trigonometry, or anywhere in between, Tutor.com, a premier tutoring service is offered absolutely FREE to patrons with a LaSalle Public Library card.  Highly qualified instructors help students understand process and develop the ability to find their own answers to questions in 40 subjects.  Even more, the service can tutor students in AP courses, PSAT, SAT and ACT test prep and essay writing.  Available online from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 7 days a week, 361 days a year, every session is one-to-one and personalized to the student's subject and question.  Tutor.com also offers help in resume and cover letter writing. This service can be accessed from any internet enabled compter.  Stop by and ask about this service!