Expanded Hours + Services

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Spring Reading Challenge

Sign up babies, kids, and teens—keep track of your reading to win prize books, through April 30. Sign up!

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School at Home

Need help with at-home learning? We have free resources  for both kids and teens. We can help. Read more »

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We’ll be broadcasting live on our Facebook page Monday–Wednesday at 10 am. Hope you can join us!

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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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Crafts for Kids!

You can pick up craft kits on Mondays at the Douglass Branch and Thursdays at the Main Library. Questions? 217/403-2030.


Reading Challenges for Kids

Do your kids want to earn free books and other prizes for reading? Your family can sign up for fun reading challenges year-round, including the Spring Reading Challenge and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. (Ready to pick out a prize book? Call the Children’s desk at 217/403-2030.)  Read more »

Songs + Rhymes from Our Storytimes

Join us for storytimes online Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10 am when we broadcast via Facebook Live. You can also watch songs and rhymes on the library’s YouTube channel, including special Children’s Special Events,  presenting themed collections of stories and songs.

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

Questions? Ask Us.