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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, 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
Meeting Room

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

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

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

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

Tue, Jul 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Jul 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Jul 24, 10:00am - 11:00am

Wed, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Jul 25, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Thu, Jul 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Thu, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Jul 25, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Fri, Jul 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Fri, Jul 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Fri, Jul 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Mon, Jul 29, 10:00am - 10:45am

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

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

Tue, Jul 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Jul 31, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Wed, Jul 31, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Thu, Aug 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Aug 01, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Fri, Aug 02, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Fri, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room

Fri, Aug 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Mon, Aug 05, 10:00am - 10:45am

Mon, Aug 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 10:45am

Tue, Aug 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Tue, Aug 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Aug 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Aug 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Thu, Aug 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Thu, Aug 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Thu, Aug 08, 6:30pm - 7:15pm

Fri, Aug 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Fri, Aug 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Mon, Aug 12, 10:00am - 10:45am

Mon, Aug 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 10:45am

Tue, Aug 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room

Tue, Aug 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, Aug 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Online Resources for Children

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

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  • library musical
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NEW KIDS BOOKS
  • July 10
    • Richard Scarry's colorful cars and trucks
    • Let's go to school
    • Black & white in color
    • The great outdoors
    • Let's Get Dressed! : A Touch-and-feel Book
    • Your legacy begins : first words to empower
    • The cool bean makes a splash
    • Chloë and Maude
    • Even better than sprinkles : a story about best friends
    • Dr. Color Monster and the emotions toolkit
    • Detective Sweet Pea. 1, The case of the golden bone
    • Cream buns and crime : tips, tricks, and tales from the Detective Society
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