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

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Request a Mystery Bag

Are you looking for something new to read? Do you want to be surprised with awesome books, movies and audiobooks from our Youth Services staff members?

We are now offering Mystery Bags in the Youth Services Department! 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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RBdigital for kids

Hundreds—yeah, hundreds!—of new stories and educational audiobooks have been added to your RBdigital subscription through the library. RBdigital audiobooks are always available, no holds.

Go to the RBdigital section on A–Z Online Resources to access these new items, or open up your RBdigital app if you’re already using it.

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.