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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.


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 and take the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge! After each 100 books read, pick up a prize for you and your child. 


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Upcoming Events for Children

Thu, Feb 20, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Feb 20, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Sat, Feb 22, 10:00am - 11:00am

Mon, Feb 24, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room

Tue, Feb 25, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Tue, Feb 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Wed, Feb 26, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room

Wed, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Thu, Feb 27, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Sat, Feb 29, 10:00am - 11:00am

Mon, Mar 02, 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Tue, Mar 03, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Tue, Mar 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Wed, Mar 04, 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Thu, Mar 05, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Mar 05, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Mar 05, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Fri, Mar 06, 11:00am - 11:30am

Sat, Mar 07, 10:00am - 11:00am

Mon, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room

Tue, Mar 10, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Tue, Mar 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Wed, Mar 11, 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Thu, Mar 12, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Sat, Mar 14, 10:00am - 11:00am

Mon, Mar 16, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room

Tue, Mar 17, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Tue, Mar 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Mar 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room

Wed, Mar 18, 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Thu, Mar 19, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Mar 19, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Sat, Mar 21, 10:00am - 11:00am


Online Resources for Children

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

  • Fall Reading
NEW KIDS BOOKS
  • Week of February 3
    • True to your selfie
    • Straw
    • Baby Shark Chomp!
    • Disney/Pixar Onward : The Junior Novelization
    • On a snow-melting day : seeking signs of spring
    • Onward
    • Things Seen from Above
    • How Lady met Tramp
    • Sweet dreams, Mickey
    • Animal antics
    • Baby shark : based on the world's catchiest song
2020 Caudill Award Books
  • 2020 Caudill Award Books
    • Serafina and the Black Cloak
    • Scythe
    • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
    • The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
    • The Prince and the Dressmaker
    • The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle
    • Space Case
    • Slider
    • The Night Diary
    • Restart
    • The Stars Beneath Our Feet
    • The First Rule of Punk
    • 42 is Not Just a Number : The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson, American Hero
    • As Brave As You
    • Fred Korematsu Speaks Up
    • The Blackthorn Key
    • Wild Bird
    • Piecing Me Together
2020 Bluestem Award Books
  • 2020 Bluestem Award Books
    • The Bad Guys
    • Beauty and the Beak
    • Between the Lines: How Earnie Barns Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery
    • A Boy Called Bat
    • Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion
    • Grace Hopper, Queen of Computer Code
    • The Great Tree House War
    • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
    • Last Kids on Earth
    • Lesser Spotted Animals: The Coolest Creatures You've Never Heard of
    • Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess
    • Not So Different: What You Really Want To Ask About Having a Disability
    • One dead spy : the life, times, and last words of Nathan Hale, America's most famous spy
    • Real Friends
    • Wet Cement: a Mix of Concrete Poems
    • Wishtree
    • You Go First