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
- NO CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY DEC. 20 TO JAN. 9
- BIG KIDS STORYTIME IN JANUARY ONLY. After school on Wednesdays (Jan. 10, 17, 24 & 31) at 3:45pm Kindergarten through 2nd Grade kids can come to the Library for stories, crafts and fun. No registration needed.
- WINTER CRITTER CRAFTS - Jan. 13 @10am. Help our outdoor friends this winter when you stop by the Library and make several different types of seed feeders to hang outside. Please register at 762-4676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- KIDS VALENTINE MAKING - Feb. 10 @ 10am. Come to the Library's Valentine Making event and make special cards and crafts for family and friends. Register in late January.
- BABYSITTING CLINIC - Feb. 19 from 9:30am to 3pm. This free clinic for future babysitters will help teach 10-14 year olds about providing care for infants and children; staying safe; handling emergencies; choosing age-appropriate activities; recognizing and handling a variety of behaviors; starting and managing your babysitting business; Basic First Aid and CPR (not a CPR Certificate Program). Registration opens on February 5th. Space is limited.
Contact Cara at the library (217) 762-4676 or email@example.com 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