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Children


Storytimes

Storytimes provide an important role in helping your child get ready to read. You are your child's first teacher, and home is where your child begins to learn. The public library provides resources to help you talk, sing, read, write and play with your child through the Every Child Ready to Read initiative. 

Sensory Playtime 
Every Monday • 10:00am - 10:45am

Books and Bubbles 
Every Tuesday • 10:00am - 10:30am
Every Thursday • 6:00pm - 6:30pm

School Textbooks 

Copies of textbooks used at Ridge Lawn, Ridge Central, Finley Junior High, and District 122 can be used in the library.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten 

Pick up a folder in Youth Services and take the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge! After each 100 books read, pick up a prize for you and your child! This program is for newborns & toddlers who have not yet entered kindergarten. To start logging your child's books virtually using Beanstack, click here.

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Upcoming Events for Children

Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Fri, Jun 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room

Fri, Jun 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room

Mon, Jun 24, 10:00am - 10:45am

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 10:45am

Tue, Jun 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Jun 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Jun 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Jun 27, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Fri, Jun 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Fri, Jun 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Mon, Jul 01, 10:00am - 10:45am

Mon, Jul 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 10:45am

Tue, Jul 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room

Tue, Jul 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Jul 03, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting Room

Wed, Jul 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Fri, Jul 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Fri, Jul 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Fri, Jul 05, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 10:45am

Mon, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Jul 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Jul 09, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Jul 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Jul 11, 10:00am - 11:00am

Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Fri, Jul 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Fri, Jul 12, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 10:45am

Mon, Jul 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 10:45am

Tue, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Jul 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Jul 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Jul 18, 10:00am - 11:00am

Thu, Jul 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Jul 18, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Fri, Jul 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Fri, Jul 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room

Fri, Jul 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room


Online Resources for Children

Check out these sites for homework help, test prep tools, and gaming.

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  • bluey party
  • lego knex
  • youth bingo
  • food art mystery
  • library musical
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NEW KIDS BOOKS
  • June 12
    • Meet the friends
    • Cuddly critters for little geniuses
    • The Pout-pout Fish and the Worry-worry Whale
    • Feelings
    • The year my life went down the toilet
    • Bank
    • The mystery of locked rooms
    • Listen to this
2024 Caudill Award Books
  • 2024 Caudill Award Books
    • Stamped (for kids) : racism, antiracism, and you
    • My Life in the Fish Tank
    • Frankit & Bug
    • Alone
    • Ahmed Aziz's Epic Year
    • The Last Cuentista
    • Ophie's Ghosts
    • Red, White, and Whole
    • The unforgettable Logan Foster
    • City Spies
    • A Game of Fox & Squirrels
    • Daughter of the Deep
    • I Must Betray You
    • Fallout : Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown
    • Barakah Beats
    • A Wish in the Dark
    • The Shape of Thunder
    • Turtle Boy
    • Maizy Chen's Last Chance
    • City of Dragons 1 : The Awakening Storm
2024 Bluestem Award Books
  • 2024 Bluestem Award Winners
    • Amari and the Night Brothers
    • The Magical Imperfect
    • Opening the Road : Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book
    • Maya and the Robot
    • Long Distance
    • Ahmed Aziz's Epic Year
    • The Only Woman in the Photo: Frances Perkins & Her New Deal
    • Allergic
    • Everything Awesome About Sharks and Other Underwater Creatures!
    • Shelter
    • Chunky
    • The Great Stink : How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London's Poop Pollution Problem
    • The Unforgettable Logan Foster
    • The Floating Field : How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field
    • The List of Things That Will Not Change
    • Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom
    • The Elephants Come Home
    • Katie the Catsitter
    • Way's to make sunshine
    • New From Here