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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

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

Tue, Sep 24, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Tue, Sep 24, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Sep 25, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Thu, Sep 26, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Sep 26, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Sat, Sep 28, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tue, Oct 01, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Tue, Oct 01, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Oct 02, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Thu, Oct 03, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Oct 03, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Sat, Oct 05, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tue, Oct 08, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Tue, Oct 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Oct 09, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Thu, Oct 10, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Oct 10, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Sat, Oct 12, 10:00am - 11:00am

Tue, Oct 15, 11:30am - 12:00pm

Tue, Oct 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Oct 16, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Thu, Oct 17, 10:00am - 10:30am

Thu, Oct 17, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Sat, Oct 19, 10:00am - 11:00am

Online Resources for Children

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

  • Fall Reading
  • Week of September 23
    • The Tyrant's Tomb
    • Remarkables
    • The Mark of Athena
    • The Crossover
    • Beverly, Right Here
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