Youth Library Services

A blue book and red book with angry faces and the words “battle of the books”

It's Battle season! For more information about the Battle of the Books competition for 4th-6th grade students, visit this page


Family in a car screaming (scene from movie The Mitchells vs. the Machines)
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Thank you to our sponsors, DuTrac Community Credit Union!

Celebrate your summer of reading and learning at this fun & free glow-in-the-dark movie night. Stop by the Reading Garden of the Eldridge branch library starting at 7:00pm for crafts and snacks. Bring a blanket to sit on. The movie will start shortly after 8pm (rated PG, runtime 113 minutes, The Mitchells Vs. the Machines).

Illustrations of crayons and crayon box with words "reading colors your world"

Reading Colors Your World

Let reading Color Your World this summer during the 2021 Summer Reading Program! All ages are encouraged to sign up for this challenge. Be creative, try new things, explore art, and find beauty in your world through virtual (both live and pre-recorded) and outdoor events, guided reading lists, and monthly challenges. 

Design your own challenge and fit reading into your summer schedule. Complete a combination of reading, activities, and events to earn prizes! Any reader who finishes 15 days of reading, participating in activities, or attending events in June will receive a free book and [ Click Title for Full Article ]