District 401 Library Services


Don't let the rise of digital learning fool you. School libraries have never been more important than now. Whether students are seeking books to read for pleasure or looking for databases to assist them with their latest research project, District 401's libraries accommodate a broad range of 21st-century educational needs.

The District librarian is Mr. Brian Hoffmeister, who can be reached by email at this address or by using this contact form


How We Serve Students


The Elmwood Elementary and John Mills Elementary libraries begin a student’s introduction to library services, which includes instruction in technology use, research practices and digital literacy. A broad selection of picturebooks is geared to early learners, while more advanced readers have access to award-winning series and the most popular fiction stories in the market today. Classes use the libraries' devices to access World Book and other online databases, enabling students to begin forming the research skills they will use consistently through middle and high school.

The Elm Middle School Library continues the tradition of engaging readers with enthralling books that stoke a passion for lifelong reading. Students also continue to develop their research, technology and digital literacy skills by building on their experience with databases and collaborating with their peers through document sharing. Our experienced staff provides help on how to incorporate larger inquiry-based research programs into their studies.

The Elmwood Park High School Library strives to fortify students with the research, technology and digital literacy skills they need for college and the marketplace beyond. The EPHS Library also continues the tradition of collecting the most exciting books for pleasure reading, including suspense thrillers, dramas, supernatural and relationship books. Book clubs and literary clubs help encourage our more ambitious readers and writers to reach their potential.


To Learn More


Looking for the full range of District 401's library resources? We invite you to explore our District's school libraries in greater detail by visiting the pages listed below or by clicking the links located in the left-hand column of this page.


Elmwood Elementary School


► Library Overview

► Library Catalog

► Featured Titles & Resources

► Library Website


John Mills Elementary School


► Library Overview

► Library Catalog 

► Featured Titles & Resources

► Library Website


Elm Middle School


► Library Overview

► Library Catalog

► Featured Titles & Resources

► Library Website


Elmwood Park High School


► Library Overview

► Library Catalog

► Featured Titles & Resources

► Library Website