Information For Parents

Visiting the Library

Before you visit us, please make sure to read our Unattended Children Policy. We welcome children of all ages to our department and have a wide variety of fun things to do! You can view and sign up for youth programs online by visiting our Crete Library Children’s Programs Calendar. Most of our programs require sign up and space may be limited!

Bring your infant (24 months or younger) for a visit too. We offer new Crete parents a free baby board book along with a bag filled with information about early literacy. Learn how you can make a huge difference in your child’s reading ability from this early age.

We also have two Early Literary AWE Stations for little ones to enjoy and play with!

Helpful Parent Resource Links

We have compiled some helpful information and resources for homeschooling,  supplements for public / private schooling, list of local schools, daycares and some early literary resources. Please note, these resource links may take you outside of the libraries website. We have no control over the content of the sites.

Early Literacy
Born Learning
Center for Early Literacy Learning
Get Set 4 Kindergarten
Get Ready to Read
Illinois Early Learning Project
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Reading is Fundamental
Reading Rockets
Ready at Five
U.S. Department of Education: Help My Child Read Resources
Zero to Three

Local Schools
Crete-Monee District 201-U
Crete Park District Preschool
Crete Preschool Cooperative
Deer Creek Christian School
Illinois Lutheran Schools
Mother Teresa Catholic Academy

Local Daycares
Aunt Martha’s Youth Service & Health Center
Cheri’s Garden Childcare & Learning Center
Little People’s Preschool & Daycare

Homeschooling Resources

Illinois H.O.U.S.E.
National Home Education

Local Organizations:
Christian Home Educators of the South Suburbs
Grassroots Homeschoolers
Homeschool Resource Center
Homeschool World
South-Suburban HomeSchool Gym Group

Homeschooling Advice:
Learn in Freedom!
National Home Education Research Institute

Curriculum Resources:
A to Z Home’s Cool Homeschooling Website
Cathy Duffy Reviews
The Homeschool’s Curriculum Swap
Homeschool Reviews
Home Ed Expert
Rainbow Resource Center

Leveled Book Site:
Book Wizard
Graphic Novel Reporter
The Lexile Framework for Reading
No Flying No Tights
Read Kiddo Read

Help with School:
Khan Academ