ZB Library



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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Looking for parents and caregivers of little ones, ages birth to 5 years old! We hope you and your child will consider joining our ongoing 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The idea is simple: Enjoy reading 1,000 books together and earn prizes along the way. The fact is, that children who are read to at home are better prepared for school and continue to do well throughout their academic career. Sign up today on the Beanstack app and begin your child’s journey to 1,000 books!

Kids Surprise Bundle

Complete the online form and we’ll create a Youth Services Surprise Bundle just for you based on your preferences. You can request multiple bundles if you are looking for materials that range over many reading levels, formats or topics. This service is for children’s materials

Are you a student in Zion, Winthrop Harbor, or Beach Park?

You likely qualify for a Student Library Card! Click here to apply for a Student Library Card today!


Readers’ Advisory for Kids

A guide to reading for grades K-8, with activities, guides to teaching and Picture Book Extenders, which have discussion questions and activities as a follow up to reading the book aloud. ZB Library card required.


Free Online Tutoring and Homework Help

Through HelpNow by Brainfuse students can view lessons and videos, take practice tests (SkillSurfer) and do virtual worksheets and flashcards (Flashbulb). In addition they can submit their papers to the Writing Lab and receive feedback from experts within 24 hours! Live online tutors are also available from 2p-11p daily. ZB Library card required.


Looking for more?

Head over to our Research, Educator Resources, and Activities page for more resources for students, parents, and educators alike!


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