Children’s

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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.


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 Meet-A-Book Month

                                   March 1st – March 31st

Join EZ the Book Bee for our March Meet-A-Book program!  Choose a book from our Meet-A-Book cart at your appropriate reading level, as well as a question sheet.  Read the entire book and answer three questions on your sheet, then bring your completed questions back to the library to get an East Moline free movie/game rental and to enter your name in our Meet-a-Book Grand Prize drawings!  Grand Prize drawings will close March 31st at 5:00 p.m. and winners will be selected on April 1st.

Each child may check out one Meet-A-Book at a time.  After the child finishes that book, she/he may choose another.


Lego Day

April 7th, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Love playing with Legos? Come to the East Moline Library our monthly Lego Day! We provide the Legos; you build your coolest ideas. Afterwards, we’ll put your creations on display in the Children’s Room!


A Charlie Brown Mystery

April 14th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Grades 3-6

There’s a mystery that the Library needs YOUR help to solve! We have four suspects with alibis and a crime scene to investigate. Will you help us catch the person responsible for a library crime?

Space is limited (15 max), so please register early!


Kids Vote Movie

April 28th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Want a say in what happens at the East Moline Library for kids? How about choosing the movie YOU want to see on our big screen?

Anytime between April 1st and April 21st, stop in the Children’s Department to vote for one of four movie choices.

The movie with the most votes will be screened on April 28th – popcorn and water will be served!


S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Make It Take It

Bring your thinking caps and creativity for a STEM/STEAM craft that your kids can take home! STEM/STEAM Make It Take It will take place the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

March 7 – Mini Catapults
April 4 – Light Circuits
May 2 – DIY Slime


 Story Time

Join us Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. each week for our Story Time programs for a readaloud time and an easy craft.

January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9


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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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 three themes: math, transportation, or dinosaurs!

 

 

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In the Children’s Room, we have family passes to Niabi Zoo, Putnam Museum, and Figge Art Museum 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:

Return to the Isle

Spy Camp

Charmed Life: Caitlin’s Lucky Charm

Understanding and Caring for Your Pet: Cats

Is That Wise, Pig?

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How to Be a Hero

5-Minute Pete the Cat Stories

Leave Me Alone!


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

Little Giants (DVD)

Elena of Avalor (DVD)

Barbie Video Game Hero

Odd Squad the Movie

Lego The Indominus Escape

Pinocchio


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)


Contact us at: childrens@eastmolinelibrary.org