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 (hello, Storytime) and a Makerspace. The tiniest kids can play and read in their own special area, too.

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Kids Makerspace

Visit the Makerspace!

Try out an awesome variety of gadgets and gizmos from Legos to Magna-Tiles, a new weekly Makerspace Challenge, and our ever-changing wall boards. The Makerspace is located past the main Youth Services desk, along the purple wall.

Book Clubs

We have two Book Clubs for kids and teens, Girls Rock and Guys Read. Both Book Clubs focus on Grades 4–8. Do fun activities, have a snack, and talk about books! Read more about our Book Clubs for All Ages.

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 Resources.

Chicago Wolves Read to Succeed Winter Reading Club

Wed., Jan. 2 – Sat., Feb. 23
Ages Birth – 12

Kids of all ages are invited to join the Winter Reading Club from Wed., Jan. 2 – Sat., Feb. 23. Due to popular demand, the Library will once again participate in the reading program sponsored by the Chicago Wolves ice hockey team. Participants may win ticket vouchers for a game or other Wolves memorabilia.

Pick up your reading log beginning Wed., Jan. 2.