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.

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.

Chicago Wolves Reading Program During the month of January, the library will participate in a reading program sponsored by the Chicago Wolves ice hockey team. Participants may win ticket vouchers for a game(!) or other Wolves memorabilia. Signup begins Saturday, January 2, in the Children’s Library. The program ends Sunday, January 31, at 5 p.m. For details, contact the Children’s Department.


 Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library  It's a Book Party!
Celebrate books at a fun Friday night book discussion! Read the book, and then come and discuss it with Miss Shireen and other readers. Give insights and answer trivia questions about the featured book. Share other good titles that you have read and enjoy treats. Registration required.

Friday, January 29, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
2016 Bluestem Award Nominee Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Friday, February 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
2016 Rebecca Caudill Book Award Nominee Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle
February is "I Love My Library" Month February is “I Love My Library” Month
Children can write or draw “Why I Love My Library” and their creative work will be put on display in the Children’s Library for all to enjoy. Forms will be available at the Children’s Desk beginning Monday, February 1. • Return "I Love My Library" creations by 9 p.m. on Monday, February 29 to enter a random drawing for prizes, which will take place March 1.

Chinese New Year International Storytime—Chinese
Saturday, February 6, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Your family will enjoy learning about another culture, brought to life by our guest reader. In celebration of the Chinese New Year, children’s stories and folk tales will be read aloud in the Chinese language. All ages welcome. Registration not required.
Brown Bag Lunch No-School Special!
Monday, February 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

School’s out and nothing to do? Bring a school-aged friend and your own lunch and spend an afternoon watching a movie at the library. K - 6th graders welcome. Preschoolers may attend with an adult. Registration not required.

 Krafty Kids

Krafty Kidz
Friday, February 19, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

It’s Friday night, looking for something fun to do? Join Miss Shireen for amazing and crafty activities! Grades 4- 6. Registration required.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Calling all families with babies, toddlers and preschoolers: register today for the read-to-me program that leads to lifelong reading success.

Look how easy it is to reach the goal:
One story a day for 5 years equals 1825 stories!
One story a day for 4 years equals 1460 stories!
One story a day for 3 years equals 1095 stories!

Visit the Children's Reference Desk to get started.

There's a lot to explore at the Library. So much that it doesn't all fit in the building! Check out some of our online resources for homework help, animated books, learning a new language, and more.

Kids eReading Room TumbleBooks

AtoZ World Culture

AtoZ the USA

AtoZ Maps Online

Little Pim


NoveList K-8 Plus



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Library Hours
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.