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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.

Take it to go

STEAM kits

Each kit features a different STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) topic and can be checked out for four weeks. Topics and activities include: Addition and Subtraction, Bird Watching, Insects, MaKey MaKey, Origami, Squishy Circuits, Weather, and more.

Find STEAM kits

Discovery Skills Kits

Intended to help children practice social, emotional, physical, intellectual and cognitive life skills in a fun and playful way, these kits contain themed books, toys, manipulatives and games to provide reinforcement for visual and tactile learners of varying abilities.  Discovery Skills Kits can be checked out for four weeks.

Find Discovery Skills Kits

Early Literacy Kits

These kits contain a variety of items which will help develop the skills a child needs in order to be ready to learn to read. Early Literacy Kits can be checked out for four weeks.

Find Early Literacy Kits

Museum Adventure Pass

Use your library card  to receive admission or a special discount at participating Chicago area cultural destinations!

Bringing the library to you

School Visits

Schedule a Geneva school visit with one of our librarians to give a booktalk, storytime, or to provide an overview of our services to your students.

Teacher Loans


Assignment Alerts


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.