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APLD Kids Corner

News for Kids...

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program is now at Allerton Public Library District. Children from birth to 5 years can register anytime to read for this open-ended program. Sign up at the Library for this national program to promote Early Childhood Literacy and receive the reading log for their first 100 Books.


Plan ahead for school holidays and stop into our new Kids Area the next time you're at the Library. Check out books, audiobooks or DVDs to keep busy over the holidays.



For More Information or to Check for Cancellations use the ONLINE CALENDAR

Weekly: (unless otherwise noted)

Big Kids Storytime - Mon. 3:45pm (K - 2nd Grade)

Laptime - Wed. 9:15am (birth to 18mo) siblings welcome

Storytime - Thurs. 10:30am (18mo to 5yrs) siblings welcome


  • Valentine Chocolate Making on Feb. 11 @ 10am. Kids of all ages can create Valentine treats for someone special. Please register for this event at 217-762-4676 or info@monticellolibrary.org
  • Explorers Science Club Spring Session begins Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4-5pm. This program for 3rd through 5th Graders is held every Tuesday from Feb 21 to March 14 . Please register at (217) 762-4676 or info@monticellolibrary.org.
  • Dr. Seuss' Birthday Bash on Saturday, March 4 @ 10am. Come one, Come ALL!!! Come BIG, come small!! Celebrate reading with a Birthday Party in honor of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America. . Please register at (217) 762-4676 or info@monticellolibrary.org.
  • Mad Hatter Tea Party on Saturday, April 1 @ 10:30am or 1:00pm. Reservations for tea will be available on March 15th.


Contact Cara at the library (217) 762-4676 or info@monticellolibrary.org with questions or to register for an event.

**Just a reminder... Children who are in Kindergarten or younger, need an adult attendant for library events. Older children need a contact's information left with the event supervisor in case of emergencies. Thanks!