STAR NET Region IV’s Lending Library contains free lending resources that include books, videos, DVDs, assessment tools & kits at all learning levels on Early Childhood topics and a large collection of children’s books.
- Search for a resource by title or author: If you know the title or author of the resource you are looking for, the best way to search is by clicking the “advanced search” link. In the box in the row marked title and/or author, type the resource/author you are looking for
- Click on the “Click to Open Form and Request Materials” icon located below the search box to request materials
- Requests will be checked each morning
- If your are still having trouble, contact Dinnia at 618-825-3968 or at email@example.com
A variety of resources are available in our free lending library to those who have signed a database/library borrower form/family (download) or database/library borrower form/professional (download) and reside or work in Illinois. Our standard loan period is three weeks, but you may request additional time if needed. We also have a limit of four items to be checked out to an individual at one time. STAR NET will deliver the materials, free of charge, to your local library through the library courier system once a week. It is the borrower’s responsibility to return the materials to the STAR NET Region IV office by the due date. When you receive your materials, you will find an enclosed return label and return instructions. Please feel free to contact Dinnia at 618-825-3968 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Apples Video Magazine
STAR NET is pleased to offer another year of Apples Video Magazine, an inservice training program designed specifically around early childhood issues for professionals and families. When staff and family travel presents an obstacle for personal or professional development, Apples Video Magazine can provide opportunities to learn, at your convenient time and location, about current issues and programmatic strategies in the early education and care of young children. The latest Apples Video Magazines are now available for viewing on the STAR NET Regions I & III YouTube (opens in new tab/window) channel. Visit our Apples Video page (opens in new tab/window) for more information.
For information on using Apples Video Magazines for Illinois Early Intervention training credit, go to www.illinoiseitraining.org (opens in new tab/window).
Handouts to Supplement the Videos
Handouts can be downloaded from the YouTube videos by clicking the “i” icon in the upper right corner of the video.
Program Loan (DVD)
Programs are available on loan from the STAR NET Resource Library in DVD format to Illinois residents only.
Purchase Apples Video Magazine (DVD)
To purchase programs go to Products (opens in new tab/window). All Apples Video Magazine programs are available in DVD format to Illinois Residents at a special price of $25 each. All other purchases are $50 each.