Kid & Tween Zone

Welcome to the Kid & Tween Zone!

Your library is just as awesome as you are — and that's really awesome! We have tons of books, movies, and music to check out. We have super fun programs, online storytimes, and take-home maker kits. Read our blog for exciting new subjects, a virtual makerspace, book recommendations and more.

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Request a Mystery Bag

Do you want to be surprised with awesome books, movies and audiobooks from our Youth Services staff members? Kid's Mystery Bags are sets of materials (books, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, etc.) catered towards your child.

  • Available for babies to 8th grade
  • 5 items in each bag, limit one bag per child per week

Just call with your library card handy, let us know the age of your child/children, and we will put together a bag of materials for you, specially picked by our awesome YS team! Once your bag is ready to go, you will get a call to pick it up during curbside hours.

You can reserve your Mystery Bag by calling us at 815-485-2605, press 5 to be connected to Youth Services.

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Homework Help

The Library has so many ways to help you with your homework — even online! Visit the library to talk to staff, search our catalog for books, and visit our Homework Help page for awesome online resources.

Need more resources? Check out all of our digital services at A–Z Online Resources.

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