Loan Requests

Are you studying a particular subject that could use some additional resources? With seven days of advance notice, Youth Services will gather books, easy readers, DVDs, etc. that will enhance your area of study. These items may be checked out with a valid library card. Please complete the Teacher’s/Homeschooler’s Loan Request Form to take advantage of this service.

Library Programs

The Library recognizes that providing a forum for sharing information and experiences is an important part of the educational process. The Library hosts the following programs to assist homeschooling families to meet this need.

Homeschool Informational Meeting

At the beginning of each academic year, the Library conducts an informational meeting to heighten awareness about library resources, to conduct tours of the library, and to share information about the services we offer homeschoolers. We invite you to join us for this special event.


Illinois State Board of Education’s webpage on homeschooling, where you will find information on registration, requirements, resources, and more

Illinois H.O.U.S.E.
(Home Oriented Unique Schooling Experience)
Statewide non-denominational site has very accurate state legal information, sample form letters and a whole lot more.

National Organizations

Homeschool Legal Defense Association
This organization aids homeschooling families through legal representation. Their website also has a plethora of practical homeschooling resources as well.

Curriculum Aids

An online database of thousands of searchable and printable, ready-to-use educational materials for educators and parents. Resources include worksheets, lesson plans, games and puzzles, skill sheets, and more for all grades K-8. Only Grayslake Library cardholders can access.

Watch & Learn Library
An online video library for grades Pre-K - 3rd. The library includes videos & printable think sheets in both English and Spanish, real-world footage instead of cartoons, and fun quizzes to help connect real-life concepts to core science, social studies, and English language arts topics.