Early Learning Resources for Parents and Educators

Looking for ways to support your infant, toddler and preschooler’s development? This is a list of recommended resources curated to support parents, caregivers and educators of children ages birth-5 years. For recommended resources for children of all ages, read our post here.  Resources from Lake County and the State of Illinois Lake County’s WIC program serves…

CreativeBug for Our Times

Are you bored yet? Are you ashamed to admit you’ve read so much you just can’t read another word? Give your eyes a break and get creative with our online resource CreativeBug to find crafty and how-to videos for free. Get started by clicking on the Research tab on Cook LIbrary’s website. Find CreativeBug in…

Educational Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Looking for enriching and educational content to share with your child during the current school closures? Below is a list of some of our favorite online resources to assist during this time. Have we missed a favorite of yours? Please share in the comments! For resources for children ages birth-5 years, read our post here.  Looking for an…

Cook Memorial Library at Home

The library has many resources that you can use with your Cook Memorial Public Library card even when the library is closed. You can find those resources on our eLibrary page and our Research page. If you want ebooks or eaudiobooks, check out OverDrive (download the Libby app from OverDrive to use on your tablet…

Aspen’s New Recording Studio

#Sameplacemorespace has finally come to fruition after nine exhausting and exciting months! With the plethora of added study spaces, a skylight in the children’s wing, and a new area just for high school teens, it’s hard to imagine what more the improved Aspen Drive could offer! Studio 1 at Aspen is a wonderful resource if…