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For a complete calendar of this month's programs, go to the Library Calendar of Events or the Library Newsletter. For more information, please call the Youth & Teen Ser1,000 Books Before Kindergartenvices Department at (630) 837-3348. Some programs require registration. 


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Parents want their children to start school ready to learn, and the Bartlett Library is here to help your child succeed in school! This program, designed for children from birth to the first day of kindergarten, invites families to spend time together outside of the library fostering a love of reading while gaining pre-literacy skills that are essential to reading success. Beginning September 1, 2015 register at the Youth & Teen Services Desk to pick up your reading packet.


Annual Preschool & Daycare Fair

A great opportunity for families to meet local preschool and daycare providers. Representatives from various facilities in the area will be available with information and to answer questions.  For more information, contact Phyllis Sadowski, School Liaison, at (630) 837-3348 or 2016 Preschool & Daycare Fair School List


Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books is a contest that has as its purpose the encouragement of quality reading. It is offered jointly by Bartlett Public Library District, Gail Borden Public Library District, and Poplar Creek Public Library District. Team members read books from a list of books chosen by librarians. Scores are kept and winners are recognized; however, much emphasis throughout the season is placed on the fun of participation and the satisfaction that comes from reading and from starting and finishing an assignment. Battle of the Books is for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.


2015 - 2016 Booklist | BOB Rules | Scores 2015-2016


Teams which meet one of the following criteria may participate:

  • School teams from public and private schools located within the library district boundaries of one of the sponsoring libraries.
  • Neighborhood teams composed of team members who reside within the library district boundaries of one of the sponsoring libraries but who attend an ineligible school or are home schooled, coached by an adult whose address is within boundaries of one of the sponsoring libraries.

Book Discussions

Check the Library Newsletter for current book discussions.


Chess Club

Second through twelfth graders sharpen their chess skills in the Meeting Room. 


Computer Classes

Schedule a time to learn about the computer lab and available entertaining and educational resources. We offer one-on-one instruction and small group orientations. Please call the Youth & Teen Services Department to arrange your personal tour.


Drop-In Crafts

Join us for a fun craft!  Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver age 16 or older.


Monarch Club

For students in grades 1-3
Each program will feature books from the current list of Monarch Award Nominees.


Now Showing!

It's movie night at the Library!  New releases will be shown whenever possible.  Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.


Special Events

The Youth & Teen Services Department also offers guest storytellers, puppet shows, summer and winter reading clubs, and author visits.


Directions to the Library
800 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett, IL 60103
Main Phone: (630) 837-2855
Adult Services: (630) 837-3560
Youth & Teen: (630) 837-3348

Library Hours:
Monday -Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 pm

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