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Youth Services

Hi, I'm Lisel. I'm the Youth Services Assistant Manager. Welcome to the Youth Services Department! We’re here to help you and your family find what you need–from picture book recommendations to homework resources and everything in between.  New to the Library? Ask us for a tour the next time you’re in!  Contact us at geneva.library@gpld.org or call us at 630-232-0780 if you have questions.

At the library

Tech Center

The Youth Services Department offers a variety of technology for kids.

Computers

Five PCs and 1 Mac are available in the Youth Services Department and priority is given to patrons 13 and under. Each features the Microsoft Office Suite and a few learning games as well as access to the Library’s homework help, eResources and the Internet. Each child must bring their Geneva Public Library District card to access all of these services. Children without a Geneva Public Library District card may use a PC for 30 minutes with a guest pass if they ask at the Answers Desk, but will not have access to the Internet. Printing is available at a cost of 10 cents per page.

Early Literacy Stations

Two AWE Early Literacy Stations are also available in Youth Services. These stations do not provide access to the Internet, but are stand-alone computers that have fifty learning games that cover topics ranging from math, science, and social studies to reading, writing, music and art. The Early Literacy Stations are available on a first-come, first-served basis and no sign-up or Library card is required to use them.

iPads

3 iPads are available for use any time the Library is open and a Library card is not required.  Try out an iPad Air loaded with kid-friendly educational apps.

STEAM Station

Explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in Youth Services.  Each month features a new STEAM exhibit with various activities and projects that allow children to work on critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration. While the station is designed for elementary-aged students, the activities are suitable for younger children who participate with a parent or caregiver, which allows them to work on early literacy skills.

Bringing the library to you

Teachers and Schools

Our librarians provide support to teachers and students through book loans, assignment alerts, school visits, and more. Schedule a school visit with one of our librarians to give a book talk, storytime, or to provide an overview of our services. Follow the link above for more information.

Homeschool Families

We provide support to homeschool families through material loans, library instruction, and more. Follow the link above for more information.

Scout Visits

Do your scouts need to tour the Library or need help finding information to get started on their next project? Scout groups who meet within the Geneva Public Library District are welcome to schedule a Library visit by calling the Youth Services Department (630-232-0893) or by submitting an online request by following the link above.