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For Parents & Caregivers

In the Youth Services Department, we have programs, resources, services, and materials that will support your role as a parent or caregiver.  Whether it is promoting your child's early literacy, helping with his or her schoolwork, or engaging in fun activities for quality family time, the library provides many opportunities for you and your child to discover and grow together.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten 
Reading Challenge

The Tinley Park Public Library has joined hundreds of other libraries in an initiative to promote early literacy in young children called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

With this program, parents are encouraged to read to their children starting at a young age in order to develop important skills for school as well as to provide a unique bonding experience between parent and child. Learn more...

Books for Babies

With the Books for Babies initiative, sponsored by The Friends of the Tinley Park Public Library, each baby born or adopted in Tinley Park or Orland Hills is eligible to receive a Books for Babies kit. These attractive kits include a colorful board book along with a variety of brochures with reading tips and early literacy information.

Parents and guardians of babies three months old or younger may stop by the Youth Services Desk, the bookmobile, or fill out a Books for Babies application form online.  Completed forms must be submitted in person at the Youth Services Desk. Families must reside in Tinley Park or Orland Hills and must show proof of residency when submitting their completed application.