Have you checked out the Children’s Department lately?

Come in and lose yourself in a good book. Our shelves are full of magical adventures, mysteries, humor, and journeys into your imagination. Check out our collection of movies and games. Dewey you want to read about dinosaurs, weather, insects, and much more? It’s all right here at the East Moline Library!

Use PrairieCat’s Online Search tool to find kid-friendly materials!


Meet-a-Book Month

Starts Tuesday, August 1st

Stop by the Children’s Department to participate in Meet-a-Book month!

Select a book from our Meet-a-Book cart, and answer questions about the book you chose for a chance to win prizes!


Join us Tuesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for a kid-friendly storytime followed by an easy craft!

September 5, 12, 19, 26

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

November 7, 14, 21, 28

December 5, 12, 19

Science Saturday with Ms. Gina

Saturday, August 12th

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Kids can participate in a series of hands-on experiments, as well as view scientific demonstrations!

Indoor Drive-In

Wednesday, August 16th

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Pick up a shoebox to decorate at home on Monday, August 14th. Bring the shoebox back to fill with snacks and drinks for our indoor drive-in movie, featuring Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul!

Sun Cookies

Saturday, August 19th

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Learn about the science behind the upcoming Solar Eclipse with Sun Cookies!

2017 Solar Eclipse Viewing

Monday, August 21st

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Using materials donated by STAR_Net, the library will host a viewing of the 2017 Solar Eclipse, during which the Moon will eclipse the Sun! Meet us on the side lawn.

Safety glasses will be provided, and all ages are welcome!

Kids Camp Out

Tuesday, September 5th

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Bring your sleeping bag for an evening of s’mores and campfire stories!

Lego Club

Friday, September 15th

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Meet us in the Children’s Department for some Lego fun! You bring your imagination, and we’ll supply the Legos!

This event’s theme is Pyramids

Paper Bag Pinatas

Saturday, September 16th

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Celebrate Hispanic culture and join us in constructing paper bag pinatas!

Kids Vote Movie

Friday, September 22nd

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Want a say in what happens at the library? Stop into the Children’s Department to vote for your choice of movie, which will be shown Sept. 22!

Movie Matinee: Captain Underpants

Saturday, September 30th

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two overly imaginative pranksters who spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When their mean principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the mischievous boys accidentally hypnotize him into thinking that he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Popcorn and water will be served, and a librarian will be present for the movie.

PG | 1h 29m




We now have video games for the Playstation 4 system! Come up to the Children’s Room to see what we have available. 1$ rental fee for 1 week per game.





We have added XBox One video games to our collection. Stop by the Children’s Room to check out what we’ve already added or to make suggestions about what games YOU’D like to have available. 1$ rental fee for 1 week per game.


Come to the Children’s Room to check out our new Playaway Lauchpad tablets. These electronic devices are already loaded with games and educational apps that you can take home to play. Choose one of six themes: math, transportation, matching, animals, critical thinking, or dinosaurs!



In the Children’s Room, we have family passes to Niabi Zoo, Putnam Museum, Figge Art Museum, and QC Botanical Center that can be checked out by East Moline Library card holders only. These passes are free to check out for a week at a time. Patrons cannot place holds on any of the passes, but we encourage you to call ahead to see what is available.


We’ve got lots of NEW CHILDREN’S PICTURE & CHAPTER BOOKS. Stop by our Children’s Room upstairs to check out some of these new titles:

Blueberry Pancakes Forever

R2D2 to the Rescue

Monkey Needs to Listen

Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt

Snoopy for President

Follow that Bottle: A Plastic Recycling Journey

Build a Rain Barrel

True Stories of Extreme Adventures

Come check out some of our NEW CHILDREN’S DVDs and PLAYAWAYS in the East Moline Public Library Children’s Room:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (DVD)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (DVD)

Disney Junior: Mickey and the Roadster Racers (DVD)

Hidden Figures (DVD)

Disney Tangled Before Ever After (DVD)

A Dog’s Purpose (DVD)

Kingdom Keepers: The Return: Disney at Last (Playaway)

The Lone Ranger (Playaway)

The Giver (Playaway)

We also have video games for rental up in the Children’s Room. We carry games for PS2, PS3, PS4, Wii, XBox 360, and XBox One. Each has a rental fee of 1$ for 1 week. Come check out some of these new games:

Madden NFL 17 (PS3)

NHL Legacy Edition (XBox 360)

Final Fantasy XV (XBox One)

Watch Dogs 2 (PS4)

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