Children’s Services Featured Events

Fun with Money

Saturday, May 16

10:30-11:30 AM

Program best enjoyed by kids 3-6 years of age

piggybankJoin us as Wiley Rabbit and Financial Plus Credit Union teach us all about money. Children will enjoy this fun program that draws inspiration from Rosemary Wells’s Bunny Money and teaches about counting. Let’s have fun as we explore the world around us!

Registration is required as limited space is available. Call (815) 223-0229 x 5 or stop by Children’s Services to register.


Doggie Tales: Reading with Yogi


Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:30-7:30 PM

Join Ms. Theresa and Yogi the flat-coated retriever for Doggie Tales the third Tuesday of the month. Yogi has lived with Ms. Theresa since he was 9 weeks old. Yogi has been making visits to classrooms and nursing homes since 2007. He has lots of friends at home including 6 cats, a house rabbit, 2 donkeys, and many chickens. He loves all species and welcomes all newcomers. His favorite activities are chasing his ball and snuggling with his teddy bear. Yogi loves a good book so he can’t wait to help at the library! He loves to hear children read stories and doesn’t mind if a word is misspoken or if a child has difficulty reading a word. Yogi just wants to help children build confidence in reading.

Yogi’s been to puppy classes, basic and advanced obedience, canine good citizenship, and therapy testing. Children will read to Yogi for 5-10 minutes. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Registration is required as limited space is available. In case of inclement weather, every attempt will be made to contact registered readers. Please monitor local area closings.

Ongoing dates:

May 19

View our program archive and pictures from past events here.