Youth Library Services

Activities for Families & Kids

For more information on monthly programs at all branches, visit the library's online calendar. For more information on ongoing activities, explore the links below.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

ICCA Battle of the Books


Photograph of kids reading
Monday, July 29, 2024 - 9:00am to Friday, August 2, 2024 - 3:00pm

Shop for back-to-school reads or treat yourself–every purchase supports the library! The fair is open at the Eldridge branch from July 29th-August 2nd, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Or, shop the fair online anytime starting July 29th: 

Help us reach our goal of $3,600 in sales! Reaching our goal gives us the maximum reward benefits from Scholastic, in the form of Scholastic Dollars. The library uses Scholastic Dollars to purchase reward books for reading challenges (Summer Reading Program!) and for the circulating collection. The more we earn, the more books we can get in the hands of our community's children. 

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Book pages with a row of books at the bottom. The text "Kid Librarian" is written in teal font.

Do you love reading and recommending books to friends?

This opportunity is for you!

Apply to be a “Kid Librarian” and create a display of your favorite books. The display will be up for 2-3 weeks.

Kids that are 8-12 years old may apply.

Fill out the application, return it to the Eldridge Branch, and we will contact you when you are chosen as the next “Kid Librarian”!

Complete the application online or download and print the attachment. Paper applications are available at the Eldridge

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