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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

Mon, Apr 15, 10:00am - 10:45am

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

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

Tue, Apr 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room

Wed, Apr 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Mon, Apr 22, 10:00am - 10:45am

Mon, Apr 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 10:45am

Tue, Apr 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room

Wed, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Mon, Apr 29, 10:00am - 10:45am

Mon, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Apr 30, 10:00am - 10:45am

Canceled
Tue, Apr 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Wed, May 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Mon, May 06, 10:00am - 10:45am

Mon, May 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, May 07, 10:00am - 10:45am

Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room

Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Thu, May 09, 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Mon, May 13, 10:00am - 10:45am

Mon, May 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm


Online Resources for Children

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

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NEW KIDS BOOKS
  • April 9
    • Oink! I'm a pig
    • That's not my chick
    • Babies
    • Bunny will not be quiet!
    • Hooray for she, he, ze, and they! : what are your pronouns today?
    • Solar bear
    • People are my favorite places
    • Just try it!
    • The great puptective
    • Awake
    • Dread detention
    • The first state of being
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