Children’s Services Featured Events

Doggie Tales: Reading with Tillie & Gus

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:30-7:30 PM

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Join Ms. Pam, Gus, and Tillie the Cavalier King Charles spaniels for Doggie Tales. Doggie Tales will take place the second Thursday of each month.

Tillie and Gus love to hear children read stories. They don’t mind if a word is misspoken or if a child has difficulty reading a word. Tillie and Gus just want to help children build confidence in reading.

Tillie and Gus are certified therapy dogs through Therapy Dogs, Inc. and Intermountain Therapy Dogs. Children will read to Tillie or Gus 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 Doggie Tales dates:

Thursday, November 13

To register, contact the Children’s Services department at (815) 223-0229 x 5.

Get Hooked on Your Library: Children’s Open House

Friday, September 19, 2014, 2:30-7:30 PMI love my library

See what’s happening in the Children’s Services department! Stop by to browse books, hear about free book and music downloads, enjoy treats, and enter to win door prizes. The children’s librarians will do book talks at 3:00 & 6:00 PM. No registration is required.

Top Dogs! Family Fun Night with Our Therapy Dogs

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:30-7:30 PM

puppyCome down to the library to meet our team of therapy dogs, hear dog-themed stories, play BINGO, and do a craft. Registration is requested as space is limited. Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Call the Children’s Services department at (815) 223-0229 x 5 to register.

Doggie Tales: Reading with Charlie

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 6:30-7:30 PM

Join Ms. Theresa and Charlie the flat-coated retriever for Doggie Tales the third Tuesday of the month. Charlie has been making visits to schools, hospitals, and nursing homes since he was 6 months old. He has chalked up about 70 visits so far. Charlie gets along with everyone, whether it’s a human, a dog, a cat, a chicken, a rabbit, or a donkey. If he met an elephant, he would share a biscuit! His favorite activities are eating, riding in the car,  chewing on bones, and watching TV. Charlie 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. Charlie just wants to help children build confidence in reading.

Charlie is a certified therapy dog. Children will read to Charlie 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 Doggie Tales: Reading with Charlie Dates:

November 18

View our program archive and pictures from past events here.