News for Kids...
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program always open 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.
Programs and Events
For More Information or to Check for Cancellations use the ONLINE CALENDAR
Weekly: (unless otherwise noted)
Laptime - Wed. 9:15am (birth to 18mo) siblings welcome
Storytime - Thurs. 10:15am (18mo to 5yrs) siblings welcome
- Holiday Reading Program began November 1. Sign up at the Library through November 10th for this reading and rewards program (3 years to 5th Grade.) Reading logs are due between November 24th and December 1st by 6pm. Library Bucks are rewarded for minutes/books read and are the ONLY CURRENCY used at our Library Holiday Shop on Dec. 2.
- Kids Canvas Painting, November 18 @ 10am. Kids will have a chance to paint their own fall leaves (or other design) on an 8.5 x 11 canvas. Bring your painting clothes and some creativity for this fun fall program. Space is limited so please register at 762-4676 or email email@example.com.
- Kids Crafts for All Ages, November 21 (Early Dismiss Day) from 2:30-4:30pm. Start the Thanksgiving Holiday off with some fun at the Library! Stop into the Library for some seasonal crafts for All Ages of kids on their early dismiss day.
- NO BABY LAPTIME OR CHILDREN'S STORTYIME THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19TH TO 25TH
- LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING ON NOVEMBER 23RD AND 24TH
- Library Holiday Shop, December 2 from 9:00am to 2:00pm (off the square at the Old Library Building basement, 201 North State Street.) Holiday Reading Program participants can shop for prizes or gifts for their family during this One-Day-Only Holiday Shop on December 2 from 9:00am to 2:00pm (closed during the Christmas Parade.) Bring your Library Bucks (earned during the Holiday Reading Program ONLY) and shop till you drop!
Contact Cara at the library (217) 762-4676 or firstname.lastname@example.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!
Booklists for Kids
- Juvenile Historical Fiction List (pdf)
- American Girl at Allerton Library List (pdf)
- Juvenile Graphic Novel Series List (pdf)
- Books on Bullying
- Books on Cancer and Kids
- Books on Autism/Asperger's/ADHD
- Books on Death and Dying
- Books on Death of a Pet
- Books on Ethnicity and Race Relations
- ReadAlong Packs (audiobook + chapterbook sets)
- 2018 Monarch Award Master List
- 2018 Bluestem Award Master List