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For Teachers

Middle and High School educators,
we're here to help you!

Library staff work closely with teachers at all the Park Ridge schools by supplying access to supplemental classroom materials, supporting the curriculum, and collaborating on programs that develop information literacy skills and a love of learning and reading. Some of the ways we do this include:

With information and literacy skills...

Book Match
Have your students fill out a Book Match. They will let us know what they like to read, and we will create a personalized book list for them!

Booklists Looking for a list of recommendations based on book genre, type, read-a-like, or staff picks? Find all that here!

100 Books Before Graduation
This reading incentive program runs all year long and challenges readers to read 100 books before reaching their middle or high school graduations. Readers earn a prize every 25 books and every book they read counts!

Summer Reading Club
Typically runs from early June through mid-August. Read at least 20 minutes a day for 30 days to earn raffle tickets and a prize book.

Winter Reading Club
Typically runs from late December through early February. Read at least 20 minutes a day for 20 days to earn raffle tickets and a prize book.



With classroom materials...

School loans to supplement your classroom

Class sets for classroom book discussions.





We can educate, inform, and entertain with...



  • Classroom visits
  • Field trips to the Library
  • Teacher programs
  • Set up a Library display at a school function (Open House, Book Fair, PTO Program, etc.)
  • Extracurricular Club support (book clubs, craft clubs, other special interest clubs)

Teach in Park Ridge and need a PRPL Card?

Educators can apply for one here! If there is ever anything we can do for you and your class, do not hesitate to ask. Teachers of grades 6-12 can contact the Middle and High School Coordinator by phone at 847-720-3206 or by email at