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

March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3, 10, 17, 24


Spanish Language Learning

Meet in the Children’s Room for Spanish Language Learning every other Tuesday! ENGLISH SPEAKERS WELCOME! Ms. Catalina will be teaching simple Spanish words, colors and numbers to children prior to Story Time. Interactive and fun!

April 3, 17

April is Pick a Movie Month!

The Winner is Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Showing Saturday, April 28th at 1:30 p.m.

Popcorn and water provided

World Penguin Craft Day

Wednesday, April 25th

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Drop in and make this adorable penguin in blue, purple or black for World Penguin Day!  All supplies provided.

6th Grade and under | Sign-up required

Children’s Day, Book Day

El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros

Monday, April 30th

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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  Angie and her dog Mater and more therapy dogs from Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network will be here, so pick out your favorite book and celebrate Día by reading to our new friends.

6th Grade and under | Sign-up required

Lego Club

Friday, April 27th

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!



Making Fun of Your Senses

Join us for our new monthly hands-on program where we will create messy masterpieces and explore different textures and sensations!


Salt Dough Creations – Part 1

Monday, May 7th

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Use your imagination to create a salt dough project in part one of a two-part series.


Salt Dough Creations – Part 2

Monday, May 14th

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Part two will be the painting of your salt dough creation.


6th Grade and under

2nd graders and younger must bring their adult

Sign-up required



Mother’s Day Make-It/Take-it Craft

Saturday, May 12th

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Make an apron Mother’s Day card!

6th Grade and under

2nd graders and younger must bring their adult

Sign-up required


Family Coloring Night

Monday, May 14th

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Bring the whole family for a fun night of coloring.
All supplies are provided.

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!


The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley by April Stevens (J STE)

Calpurnia Tate Girl Vet: Who Gives a Hoot? by Jacqueline Kelly (J FIC KEY)

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate (J FIC APP)

How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe (And Put It Back Together Again) by David Teague (J TEA)

Jacky Ha-Ha My Life is a Joke by James Patterson (J FIC PAT)



Red Again by Barbara Lehman (E LEH)

Pete the Cat Old MacDonald had a Farm by James Dean (E DEA)

Catch My Breath by Paul Briggs (E BRI)

My Pillow Keeps Moving! by Laura Gehl (E GEH)

The Five Forms by Barbara McClintock (E MCC)

Things to do with Dad by Sam Zuppardi (E ZUP)



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)

DC Comic Super Heroes: The Flash (J DVD 1789)



Pup Star Better2Gether (J DVD 1790)





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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