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!


October is Meet a Book Month!

October is meet a book month!  Read books, answer questions, and enter our drawing for prizes!



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

October 2, 9, 16, 23

November 6, 13, 27

December 6, 13, 27


Bilingual Storytime

One Tuesday a month, our storytime led by Ms. Catalina will feature books, crafts, and games in both Spanish and English from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.!

October 30

November 20

December 20


Haunted Library!

Dress up in your Halloween costume and drop in between 2 pm to 4 pm for kids crafts and activities in the basement!  Then from 4 pm to 5 pm, you can walk through the lights-on, family-friendly Haunted Library on the first floor.

Sunday, October 21st

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.



We will be showing a movie matinee of Disney’s Zombies!  Popcorn and water provided.

Saturday, October 27th

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Lego Club

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

Friday, October 26th

Friday, November 2nd – Pyramids

Friday, November 30th – Trucks

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Grades 6 and under




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, 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!


Lulu is Getting a Sister (J FIC VIO)

The Unicorn Rescue Society – The Creature of the Pines (J FIC GID)

Rosetown (J FIC RYL)


The Family with Two Front Doors (J FIC CID)



Monster and Mouse Go Camping (E UND)

Do Not Lick This Book (E BEN)


We Don’t Eat Our Classmates (E HIG)

Stegothesaurus (E HEO)

Dude! (E REY)

Ocean Meets Sky (E BRO)

You’re Safe with Me (E SOU)


Speediest!  19 Very Fast Animals (J591.47)

Katie Woo’s Crazy Critter Jokes (J818.54)



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


Scared Shrekless / Shrek’s Thrilling Tales (J DVD 1833)

A Doggone Adventure (J DVD 1834)

Rusty Rivets (J DVD 1835)

The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island (J DVD 1836)

Elena of Avalor: Realm of the Jaquins (J DVD 1837)

Muppet Babies Time to Play (J DVD 1839)

Garfield’s Halloween Adventure (J DVD 1842)

DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman Rage of Atlantis (J DVD 1843)

Jet’s First Halloween (J DVD 1844)


Alex & Me (J BLU-RAY 119)


Saving Fiona (DVD J 599.635 SAV)


Dork Diaries: Tales from a NOT-SO Happily Ever After (J PLAYAWAY RUS 8)


The Elephant Thief (J PLAYAWAY KER)

Not So Normal Norbert (J PLAYAWAY PAT)

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!


Train Sim World (J XBOX1 28)

The Crew 2 (J XBOX1 24)

Jurassic World Evolution (J XBOX1 25)

Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard (J XBOX1 26)

Sonic Mania Plus (J XBOX1 27)


Train Sim World (J PS4 39)

Runbow Deluxe Edition (J PS4 40)

The Crew 2 (J PS4 35)

Jurassic World Evolution (J PS4 36)

Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard (J PS4 37)

Sonic Mania Plus (J PS4 38)

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