Illinois Cards for Kids

Illinois Cards for Kids

The Illinois Cards for Kids Act allows qualifying students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade who participate in the Federal Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program at school to obtain a library card free of charge, even if they live in an unserved area. To see if you qualify for this program, please fill out the form below. Library staff will review the application and notify you if you are able to receive a free Homer Township Library card.   If you have any questions, please email or call 708.301.7908.



Q: Does the student have to be enrolled in a public or private school to qualify?
A: No, any student will qualify – including homeschool students.

Q: What grade levels will we accept for this program?
A: Pre-K (ages 3-5) through Grade 12.

Q: Can the entire family get a card through this program?
A: No, only the qualifying student(s). 

Q: How do I prove that my child is eligible for the Cards For Kids program?
A: By using the attestation form below.

Q: How long will these cards be active?
A: For the remainder of the current school year. Parents/guardians will have to renew and prove eligibility each year.

Are you a member of another library?
Does your household qualify for a free/reduced lunch program?