Homewood Public Library

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Teacher Resources

The Homewood Public Library offers a wide range of services for teachers and students, from preschool through high school.

Teacher Privileges

Any person who lives or teaches in Homewood or East Hazel Crest may register for teacher privileges which allows them to check out books for classroom use for a period of six weeks.  Take a look at the Teacher Privileges Guidelines and Regulations.

Class Visits

Schedule classroom visits at your school or bring your class to visit us at the library.  Some of our services include story time, teaching library skills, teaching children how to care for books and other resources,  learning about librarians as community helpers, and providing project research assistance.  In order to have staff and appropriate materials available, we require registration for a visit.  Please complete and return the downloadable Class Visit Request Form.

Request Library Materials

If you require classroom materials beyond those available in your school's library, we are happy to supply you with those supplemental materials.  Let us know what's needed by completing and returning the downloadable Library Materials Request Form.

School Assignment Alert

We appreciate being notified when you are making an assignment where your students will need library resources.  That way we can assure that materials are gathered for your students' use, and that borrowing limits can be imposed so that materials are available for all.  Please complete and return the downloadable School Assignment Alert Form.

Illinois History Packets

Illinois history teaching packets are available through the State Archives.


We own textbooks from SD 153 and Saint Joseph for students' use in the library.


The Homewood Public Library has a number of premium online resources including encyclopedias, e-books, magazine articles, maps, videos, pictures, and more. You'll need a Homewood Public Library card to log in from home, or you can visit the Library and use all of these resources, no card required. Here are our picks for the best kids' resources for homework help, learning, and even just for fun!  For the complete list, go to eResources.

Looking for something online? Try one of the search engines we recommend for kids.

Here is a list of helpful websites for teachers.

Kids Award-Winning Books

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