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Stick Together and Read!

Through December 15

Sign up for the Stick Together and Read! Fall Reading Challenge for Kids. Get started so you can read to win prize books!

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Teddy Bear Hospital

Saturday, Dec 2, from 2–4 pm

Veterinarians-in-training from the U of I will give your favorite stuffed animal a check-up! Kids and families are invited to stop by to learn about animals and science—and get inspired!

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DIY Kids! Slime Time 

Wednesday, Nov 29, at 4 pm

Everyone’s favorite goo is back! Make your own slime. Part of DIY Kids!, the weekly series for school-age kids at the Douglass Branch. 


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Book Bundles for Kids + Teens

Trying to match the right books with the right reader? Let us put together a custom Book Bundle for you!

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Kanopy Kids

Love movies? So do we. With Kanopy Kids you can stream favorites like Mo Willems, Sesame Street, and Peanuts. Get started »

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Enjoy storytimes at both locations. We offer 10 sessions every week—plus monthly storytimes with Mother Goose on the Loose. Go to calendar »


Reading Challenges for Kids

Want to earn free books and other prizes for reading? Your family can sign up for fun reading challenges year-round, including 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Read more »

Songs + Rhymes from Our Storytimes

Join us for storytimes in person at both locations! Not ready to return? Watch 300+ recordings on Facebook. You can also watch songs and rhymes on the library’s YouTube channel, including special Children’s Special Events, and themed collections of stories and songs.

Join Children’s Librarian Laurel as she shares songs and rhymes to enjoy with your child. Watch more »

Baby Boogie + What I Like! Music on YouTube

You can hear tracks from the library’s award-winning CDs, Baby Boogie and What I Like! A Kid’s Collection of Songs and Rhymes, on our YouTube channel. Enjoy original music by David Howie, plus old favorites performed by library staff and local musicians. 
Baby Boogie on YouTube »
What I Like! on YouTube »

Questions? Ask Us.