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!



Spanish Language Learning

Our Storytime and Spanish Language Learning programs will be back in the fall!

Get ready for Summer Reading!!! 


Saturday, June 2 | 1 pm to 3 pm                    SUMMER READING KICK OFF

Tuesday, June 5 | 11 am to 12 pm                  STEM Cloud Activity

Wednesday, June 6 | 5:30 pm to 7 pm        Movie Night – A Wrinkle in Time

Thursday, June 7 | 11 am to 12 pm                Ancient Greece Day

Monday, June 11 | 10:30 am to 11 am            WQPT Storytime

Tuesday, June 12 | 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm        Ancient Egypt Day

Saturday, June 16 | 2 pm to 3 pm                  Make it/Take it Father’s Day Craft

Tuesday, June 19 | 2 pm to 3 pm                    Pirate Day!  Argghhh!

Thursday, June 21 | 11 am to 12 pm               Science Day with Gina

Friday, June 22 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm             Lego Day

Monday, June 25 | 10:30 am to 11:30 am      Chalk Walk

Thursday, June 28 | 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm      Large Size Game Day & Texas Roadhouse




Tuesday, July 3  | 11 am to 12 pm                 Knights of the Round Table

Thursday, July 5  |  11 am to 12 pm              Princess Tea Party

Tuesday, July 10  | 2 pm to 3 pm                 Western Round Up Day

Friday July 13  | 2 pm to 3 pm                       Bubble Wand and Bubble Day and Vibrant                                                                   ice cream after program 

Tuesday, July 17 |  11 am to 11:45 am          Magician David Casas and Vibrant ice                                                                           cream after program


Wednesday, July 18                    **LAST DAY TO TURN IN READING LOGS**

Saturday, July 21                     End Party for Summer Reading Participants!


Ages Birth through 5th Grade – Those going into 6th grade can choose to be part of the Children’s or Teen’s Summer Reading Program!

Registration required for all programs


Make it/Take it Father’s Day Card

Stop into the Children’s Department to make a cool card for Father’s Day!


Saturday, June 16th

2 pm to 3 pm

Registration Required | Grades 5 and under

ARRGH!! We Be Pirates Day

What is your pirate name?

Games, crafts, and pirate fun!


Tuesday, June 19th

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registration Required | Grades 5 and under

Science Day with Miss Gina

Come join in the wonder of science with an afternoon of amazing experiments!

Thursday, June 21st

11 am to 12 pm

Registration Required | Grades K through 5

Lego Club

Friday, June 22nd

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

We’ll supply the Legos, you bring your imagination! All the fun, without worrying about stepping on a Lego later!

Kids’ creations will be displayed in the Children’s Department

6th Grade and under

It is spring cleaning time!  If you find any gently used Legos you are no longer using, please consider donating them to the library.  Our Lego Club is growing each month, and while we have a nice selection of Legos, we could always use more!  You can drop them off at the front desk or in the children’s department.  We appreciate it!

Chalk Walk


Sign up to enter the Chalk Walk contest!  Beautify the library’s sidewalks with the chance to win a prize!

Monday, June 25th

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Registration Required | Grades 5 and under

Life-Size Game Day

Come enjoy an afternoon of fun!  Yahtzee – Checkers – Bowling and More!  Cool off with a delicious snow cone and meet Andy Armadillo from Texas Roadhouse!

Thursday, June 28th

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Registration Required | Grades 5 and under

Knights of the Round Table


Tuesday, July 3rd

11 am to 12 pm

Registration Required | Grades 2 to 5


Princess Tea Party


Thursday, July 5th

11 am to 12 pm

Registration Required | Grades K to 3

Western Round-Up


Tuesday, July 10th

2 pm to 3 pm

Registration Required | Grades 5 and under

Bubble Day

with Ice Cream provided by Vibrant!


Friday, July 13th

2 pm to 3 pm

Registration Required | Grades 5 and under

The Magic of David Casas

with ice cream provided by Vibrant!


Tuesday, June 17th

11 am to 11:45 am

Registration Required | All Ages




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 CHAPTER & PICTURE BOOKS. Stop by our Children’s Room upstairs to check out some of these new titles!





Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey (J FIC PIL)

Music in my heart: My Journey with Melody by Erin Falligant with Denise Lewis Patrick (J AME)

Dewey Fairchild: Parent Problem Solver by Lorri Horn (J HOR)



The Better Tree Fort by Jessica Scott Kerrin (E KER)

Shake the Tree by Chiara Vignocchi (E VIG)

The Tiptoeing Tiger by Philippa Leathers (E LEA)






Seeing into Tomorrow by Richard Wright and Nina Crews (J811.52 WRI)


Q&A About the Human Body by Nancy Dickman (J612 DIC)


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


Aliens Ate My Homework (J DVD 1786)

Monsters at Large (J DVD 1788)

Pinkamagine It! ( J DVD 1813)

Paddington 2 (J DVD 1811)




Stick Dog Chases a Pizza (J Playaway J WAT 3)

Marabel and the Book of Fate (J Playaway J BAR)

The Wild Robot (J Playaway J BRO)

Molly’s Story (J Playaway J CAM 5)



The New Adventures of Batman (J DVD TV BAT SERIES)


The New Adventures of Superman (J DVD TV SUP SERIES)



Travel with Kids – Florida (J DVD 975.9 TRA)

Travel with Kids – Hawaii The Big Island (J DVD 919.6904 TRA)


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!

Assassin’s Creed Origins (J 16 XBOX1)

Just Dance 2018 (J PS3 73)


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