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 all month long for fun activities in the children’s department!

September 3-7 – Search and Find Community Helpers
September 9-14 – What are the pictures???
September 23-28 – Name the shredded book
Grades 5 and under

Meet-A-Book Month

Join EZ the Book Bee for our September Meet-a-Book program. Read our special Meet-a-Books and earn prizes and entries for our Grand Prizes!
September 3rd-30th
Grades 5 and Under

Ready, Set, STEAM!

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics.
Our Programs are full STEAM ahead! Come join us for fun.

Galaxy Jars

Tuesday, September 24

4-5 pm

Create a galaxy in a jar!
Registration required | Grades 5 and under

Halloween Slime

Monday, October 7

4-5 pm

Make some Halloween themed slime!
Registration required | Grades 5 and under

Egg Experiments

Monday, October 21

4-5 PM

Come try out some different egg experiments!

Registration required | Grades 5 and under

Absolute Science: Fantastic Foam

Wednesday, October 16
6:30-7:30 PM

Have fun with science as Rick Eugene amazes us with foam experiments! Join us for a fun interactive show!

All ages welcome!

Haunted House Spooktacular

It’s time for our annual Haunted House Spooktacular! Enjoy Halloween crafts and activites for grades 5 and under.

Sunday, October 20th
Kids Crafts- 3-4 PM
Lights on haunted house- 4-5 PM
Lights out haunted house (not suitable for children under the age of 10)- 7-9 PM
All activities are FREE. Donations are welcome. Sign up is not required.

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!

September 17 and 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
10:30-11:00 am

Evening Bilingual Story Time

We also have a bilingual story time! Enjoy bilingual stories read aloud by Ms. Catalina, followed by activities that encourage early Spanish-language learning!

September 24
October 15
6-6:30 pm

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

October 11
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!

September 27, October 25
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.



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!


New Materials!

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


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.

These are the Wonderbooks we have to offer right now:

Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt DeLaPena

Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick

Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney

What the Dinosaurs Did at School by Refe & Susan Tuma

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin

Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman


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:

Descendants School of Secrets: Lonnie’s Warrior Sword/Carlo’s Scavenger Hunt (J PLAYAWAY DIS)

Secret Soldiers (J PLAYAWAY HUT)

She-Ra and the Princess Power Island of Magical Creatures (J PLAYAWAY WES)

Aru Shah and the End of Time (J PLAYAWAY CHO 1)

Goosebumps Slappyworld: The Dummy Meets the Mummy (J PLAYAWAY STI)

The Lion King (J PLAYAWAY DIS)

And many more!


Toy Story 4 (CD KID 325)
The Salamanders: Bubbles (CD KID 326)
Pokemon Detective Pikachu (CD KID 327)
Descendants 3 (CD KID 328)


Highlights: School Cool! (J DVD HIG)

Sesame Street: Dance Party (J DVD SES)

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (J DVD POK)

The Wiggles: Big Ballet Day! (J DVD WIG)

A Dog’s Journey (J DVD DOG)

Lego Batman Family Matters (J DVD LEG)

Descendants 3 (J DVD DES)

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (J DVD SEC)


Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (J DVD TV SON)

Sabrina the Teenage Witch (J DVD TV SAB)


Highlights: Making Friends! (J DVD 158.25 HIG)

And Many More!


Madden NFL 20 (J XBOX1 MAD)


Madden NFL 20 (J PS4 MAD)

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