Cards for Kids Program

About the Program

The new Cards for Kids Act is an amendment to Illinois Public Library Non-Resident Services that allows students in prekindergarten through 12th grade to obtain a library card with full borrowing privileges free of charge if they:

  • Live in an unincorporated area where Palos Park Public Library is your closest public library.

  • Attend schools in District 118.

  • Participate in the Federal Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program at school

Cards covered by this Act will only be registered in a student's name and are good for one year.

How to Apply

Applying in Person

Step 1
Parent and student stop in the Elk Grove Village Public Library and visit the Circulation Services Desk with the information listed below:

  • Current valid identification*

  • Letter of free and reduced lunch eligibility received from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). If you have misplaced this letter, please request documentation from your school. Illinois State Law requires this information to determine eligibility. The library card cannot be issued without this information.

Step 2
Library card is issued.