Children’s

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!

Contact us at: childrens@eastmolinelibrary.org


Winter Reading Program

End of Winter Reading Party

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Saturday, February 29
11 AM – 1 PM
Celebrate the end of the Winter reading program! Come watch the movie Frozen, enjoy some hot chocolate and make a craft to take home!


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Watch the amazing magnetic slime being pulled from a ball with a magnet!
Saturday, March 7
2-3 PM
Grades 3-5 (Limit of 10 Kids)
Registration required – stop in or call us at 309-755-9614 to reserve your spot!


Make Your Own Bar of Soap

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Have you ever made your own soap? If not, come and discover how!
Saturday, March 21
1-3 PM
Grades 3-5 (Limit of 15 Kids)
Registration required – stop in or call us at 309-755-9614 to reserve your spot!


Make it Take it

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Stop by and make a St. Patrick’s Day craft!
Saturday, March 14 
11 AM- 12 PM
Grades 5 and under
No registration required


Stuffed Animal Workshop

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Friday, March 20
2-3 PM
Make a stuffed labradoodle during Spring break at the library’s very own stuffed animal workshop!
This program is open to kids in Kindergarten-2nd grade that did not attend our previous stuffed animal workshop. Registration is required – Please stop in or call us at 309-755-9614 to reserve your spot! (Limit of 10 kids)


Ready, Set…STEAM! 

Foil Boats

Build a foil boat!
Monday, March 2nd
4-5 PM
Grades K-5 (Limit of 15 Kids)
Registration required – stop in or call us at 309-755-9614 to reserve your spot!

Spirograph Designs

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Create unique Spirograph designs!
Monday, March 16
4-5 PM
Grades K-5 (Limit of 15 Kids)
Registration required – stop in or call us at 309-755-9614 to reserve your spot!


Preschool Action Story Time

Get in the rhythm at our new story time program. We will be dancing, singing and using scarves and instruments. Don’t miss out on the fun!

February 18 – Outer Space
February 25 – Ducks
March 3 – Lions
March 10 – St. Patrick’s Day
March 17 – Lambs
March 24 – Rainbows
March 31 – Frogs 

10:30 am -11:00 am every Tuesday


Lego Club

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

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

Friday, March 13 – Pot of Gold
Friday, April 10 – Bugs
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Grades 5 and Under

Lego Challenge

Join us for an exciting challenge! Use your creativity and put your mind to the test with a cool Lego challenge each month!

Snow Globes
Friday, February 28th
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Grades 5 and UnderRainbows
Friday, March 27th
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Grades 5 and Under

 


Family Passes

In the Children’s Room, we have family passes to Niabi Zoo, Putnam Museum, German American Heritage Center & 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.


 

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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 six themes: math, transportation, matching, animals, critical thinking, or dinosaurs!

 


New Materials!

We are constantly adding new books and movies to our collection! Come to the Children’s room to check some out!

Wonderbooks

Playaway is changing the way kids read along. Every Wonderbook is a print book with a ready-to-play audiobook inside. Kids will press play to read along with their favorite books and then switch to learning mode for literacy learning and fun.

Check out some of our new Wonderbooks:

I Need My Monster (E NOL)

Too Much Glue (E LEF)

Three Grumpy Trucks (E TRA)

Llama Llama Mess, Mess, Mess (E DEW)

A Bad Case of Stripes (E SHA)

Pinkalicious Puptastic (EZ KAN)

Penny and Her Marble (EZ HEN)

Dinotrux (EZ GAL)

Axel the Truck: Beach Race (EZ RIL)

Call Me Tree (E SP GON)

Charlie the Ranch Dog: Charlie’s New Friend (EZ DRU)

Flower Talk (J 579 LEV)

Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown (E SP LIT)

Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown (E LIT)

Saving the Bald Eagle (J 598.943 KEN)

Substitute Creacher (E GAL)

Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs (E LIT)

The Snowy Day (E KEA)

Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg (J 591.468 POS)

Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa (E DEW)

Playaways

If you aren’t familiar with playaways, they are an audio form of a book. All you need is a pair of headphones and a AAA battery. All you have to do is plug in your headphones and press play! We have added tons of new playaways to our Children’s collection, so come check them out! Listed Below are some of our newest ones:

Santa’s Puppy (J PLAYAWAY HAP)

Dog Diaries Happy Howlidays! (J PLAYAWAY PAT 2)

Kid Athletes (J PLAYAWAY 796.092 STA)

Space Case (J PLAYAWAY GIB)

Frozen II (J PLAYAWAY DIS)

Disney Animals Storybook Collection (J PLAYAWAY DIS)

Spaced Out (J PLAYAWAY GIB)

Frozen (J PLAYAWAY SP DIS)

And many more!

Launchpads

ABC the World (J LPAD 23)

Create Your Story! (J LPAD 24)

Go With the Tail! (J LPAD 25)

Time in Numbers (J LPAD 26)

Shape It! (J LPAD 27)

Unscrambled Sentences! (J LPAD 28)

Add-equate! (J LPAD 29)

From A to Zeta! (Spanish) (J LPAD 30)

Naughty and Nice! (J LPAD 31)

Move and Mind (J LPAD 32)

Music

Kidz Bop 2019 (CD KID 339)

DVDs

Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy III (J DVD GOO)

Goosebumps: Return of the Mummy (J DVD GOO)

Goosebumps: The Werewolf of Fever Swamp (J DVD GOO)

Prancer (J DVD PRA)

Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas (J DVD MIC)

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (J DVD MIC)

Mickey’s Christmas Carol (J DVD MIC)

Maleficent Mistress of Evil (J DVD MAL)

Addams Family (J DVD ADD)

BLU-RAY DVDs

Prancer (J BLU-RAY PRA)

Ultimate Holiday Collection (J BLU-RAY ULT)

Maleficent Mistress of Evil (J BLU-RAY MAL)

Addams Family (J BLU-RAY ADD)

Series

Maude (J DVD TV MAU 1 & 2)

Maude (J DVD TV MAU 3 & 4)

Maude (J DVD TV MAU 5 & 6)

Maude (J DVD TV MAU BONUS)

McHale’s Navy Season 4 (J DVD TV MCH 4)

Perfect Strangers (J DVD TV PER 7 & 8)

Leave It to Beaver Season 4 (J DVD TV LEA 4)

Perfect Strangers (J DVD TV PER 6)

Gimme a Break (J DVD TV GIM 1 & 2)

Gimme a Break (J DVD TV GIM 3 & 4)

Leave it to Beaver (J DVD TV 1)

Leave it to Beaver (J DVD TV 3)

Leave it to Beaver (J DVD TV 5)

Non-Fiction

Highlights: Making Friends! (J DVD 158.25 HIG)

And Many More!

XBOX 1 

Jumanji the Video Game (J XBOX1 JUM)

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (J XBOX1 STA)

Garfield Kart Furious Racing (J XBOX1 GAR)

NBA 2K20 (J XBOX1 NBA)

PS4

Jumanji the Video Game (J PS4 JUM)

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (J PS4 STA)

Garfield Kart Furious Racing (J PS4 GAR)

NBA 2K20 (J PS4 NBA)

Wii

Just Dance 2020 (J Wii JUS)


Other Resources

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