|Welcome to the Children's Department!|
Welcome to the Children’s Department! The staff of the Children’s Department offers a variety of services to children birth through 6th grade, parents, teachers and others who work with children.
Mascots, Fuzzy and Wuzzy, can be seen in the Lobby window display presenting the month’s events happening in the Children’s Department.
Staff members are happy to help you find whatever you need, from homework help to planning a children’s party or finding that special book you remember. We can also make suggestions for good books to read on a variety of reading levels and interests.
New - Read interactive Disney eBooks on your computer
Both interactive online books and downloadable eBooks are available for children of all ages. Interactive features allow readers to “Look and Listen” to hear titles read out loud, find definitions in the dictionary, and have fun with Trivia Challenges.
Just visit Media on Demand to check out these fun, new books! Like all books from Media on Demand, anything you check out will expire automatically with no need to be returned and no late fees.
Research All 50 States and 5 Territories!
AtoZ The USA provides a wealth of information about each of the 50 states and 5 territories. Includes state, county and city information, maps, flags, photos, facts, and much more!
Research World Cultures!
AtoZ World Culture provides information about 175 of the world's countries. Great for those school reports! Includes greetings, travel, gifts, religion, travel, superstition, women's lifestyles, time, holidays, stereotypes, lifecycles, and much more!
Learn Languages Online for Kids
Little Pim allows children to learn several languages online, including Russian, German, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Hebrew, English, Spanish, and French.
This is a new component of the Mango online-language learning system ... the easiest way to learn a foreign language for all ages!
Browse Our New Online Maps Collection
AtoZ Maps Online is the worlds largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the map collection are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month. Enter your Woodridge Public Library barcode number when prompted to enter the site and view the collection of maps.
Check Out Our Collection of Animated Books!
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
Browse Our New Collection of Animated Books!
BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction e-books. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and provides an introduction to a world of knowledge and exploration.