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Spring Reading Challenge

Sign up babies, kids, and teens for our Spring Reading  Challenge. Keep track of your reading to win prize books. 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. Set up an account to start watching. Get started »

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Crafts for Kids!

Mondays: DIY Kids (Douglass Branch). Thursdays: Take & Make for Preschoolers and Artsy Smartsy Kids (Main Library). For details, give us a call at 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 our songs and rhymes on the library’s YouTube channel.

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

Questions? Ask Us.