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!


Summer Reading Program!

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is underway!  This year’s theme is “Build A Better World.”  We hope that you and your family will not only read with us this Summer, but also help us make a difference in the community through engaging programming and awesome activities!

Stop by the Children’s Department to sign children up for the reading program and receive their log sheets.

East Moline Library is offering reading goals and prizes for Read to Me through Birth, Kindergarten, Grades 1 through 3, and Grades 4 through 6.

Grand Prizes are as follows:

Read to Me – Birth: Stuffed Animal with Customizable Voice Recorded Message

Pre-School – Kindergarten: Kid’s Kindle Fire with Preloaded Games

Grades 1-3: VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

Grades 4-6: Tickets to Lego Land

Outdoor Game Day

Wednesday, June 21st


Laura Rae Anderson’s Balloon and Toy Workshop

Monday, June 26th

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Laura Rae Anderson is at the East Moline Library to show kids how to tie balloons and make toys!

Please register

Adopt-a-Park: DIY Trash Grabbers

Wednesday, June 28th

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The East Moline Library is adopting Radden Park!

Join us in constructing DIY Garbage Grabbers, followed by a community clean-up of this popular park. Supplies for the Garbage Grabbers will be provided, and kids can take their creation home!

Radden Park offers restrooms and a new pavilion.

Please register

Cardboard Challenge

Friday, July 6th

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Using simple materials provided by the library, kids can build whatever their imagination can bring to life! Build a dream house, a car with supersonic speeds, a miniature town, a honorable knight’s armor, or anything else that your heart desires!

Please register

Spaghetti and Marshmallow Challenge

 Friday, July 7th

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Can you use teamwork skills to construct the best spaghetti and marshmallow creation?

Please register

Sprout House

Monday, July 10th

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join the Children’s Department in creating Sprout Houses!  Just a few materials is all it takes to create the perfect home for seeds to grow.  Kids will love checking on their sprouts each day and watching their plants come to life!

Skate Night

 Tuesday, July 11th

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Lace up those skates, because it’s skate night at Skate City QCA!  Join the East Moline, Silvis, and Port Byron libraries for a night of family-friendly fun!


Adopt-a-Park: Rocket Launchers

 Wednesday, July 12th

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This Summer, the East Moline Library is adopting Radden Park!  Meet us at Radden and create Rocket Launchers from simple supplies.

Radden Park offers restrooms and a new pavilion.

Make It Take It T-Shirts

Monday, July 17th

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Celebrate a successful 2017 Summer Reading Program by helping the Children’s Department create custom T-Shirts!

Bring your own t-shirt, and the library will provide the rest!

All ages weclome,

Please register

Swim Party

 Friday, July 22nd

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Summer Reading Program participants can join us in celebrating an awesome Summer at the East Moline Municipal Swimming Pool!


Harry Potter Evening

 Monday, July 31st

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join the library for a magical evening of Harry Potter themed activities and crafts!  Travel by firebolt or floo; dress in your wizarding robes or your muggle clothes; just please solemnly swear you’re ONLY up to good!

Grades 3+




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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