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 EZ the Book Bee for our March Meet-a-Book program. Read our special Meet-a-Books and earn prizes and entries for our Grand Prizes!

March 1st-31st

Grades 5 and Under

Duke Otherwise

Come and join us for a fun evening! We can clap, dance, jump, sing and laugh!
Duke Otherwise, a skilled guitarist sings his hilarious and imaginative songs to delight all ages! Clever lyrics and superb music for all ages!
Tuesday, March 26th
6-8 pm
Open to the whole family!

Marble Run and Race Car Track

Create marble runs and race car tracks with Ms. Gina.
Monday, April 1st
4-5 pm
Grades 5 and Under

Sign Up Required

Flying Things!

We will be doing a fun activity with flying rockets, gliders, helicopters, boomerangs etc…!
Monday, April 15th
Grades 5 and Under

Sign Up Required

Make it Take it

We will be making 3D Japanese cherry blossoms on canvases!
Saturday, April 13th
1-2 pm
Grades 5 and Under

Earth Day With Ms. Gina

Join us for a craft to celebrate earth day!
Monday, April 22nd
4-5 pm
Grades 5 and Under

Preschool Story Time

Join our Children Librarians for an energetic, read aloud Story Time followed by an easy craft!

March 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23

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

April 30

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 8, April 12
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Grades 5 and Under

Lego Challenge!

Challenge: LEGO Clocks
Saturday, March 23
1-2 p.m.
Grades 5 and Under

Challenge: Wind Racers
Friday April 26
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Grades 5 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.

New Materials!

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


Wonderland (J FIC O’CO)
Pop-Up Movie Theater (J FIC MCG)
Not So Normal Norbert (J FIC PAT)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (J FIC KIN #13)
Daniel Tiger’s 3 Minute Bedtime Stories (E DAN)
The Social Butterfly (E BRA)
Sleepy the Goodnight Buddy (E DAY)
All You Need is Love (E LEN)
I Lost My Tooth! (EZ WIL)
Ninja in Action (EZ LEG)
Stand Together Against Bullying (J302.3 DAY)
Slime Kitchen Experiment (J507.8 GAE)

And many more!


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:

The Princess and the Frog (J PLAYAWAY DIS)
Astonishing Adventures (J PLAYAWAY AST)
The Friendship Wars (J PLAYAWAY CLE)
Dog Diaries Book 1 (J PLAYAWAY PAT 1)
Wreck it Ralph (J PLAYAWAY DIS)
Bumble Bee the Junior Novel (J PLAYAWAY WIN)
Princess Beginnings (J PLAYAWAY DIS 1-3)
Ella Enchanted (J PLAYAWAY LEV)
Avengers Infinity War: Thanos Titan Consumer (J PLAYAWAY LYG)
The Unteachables (J PLAYAWAY KOR)
Ogre Enchanted (J PLAYAWAY LEV)
Unbelievably Boring Bart (J PLAYAWAY PAT)
Disney Mickey & Minnie Story Compilation (J PLAYAWAY DIS)
Avengers Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest Vol. 2 (J PLAYAWAY AVE 2)

And many more!


Teen Titans Go! And Friends Collection (J DVD TEE)
The Grinch (J DVD GRI)
Leprechaun Tales (DVD J LEP)
Scooby-Doo! And the Curse of the 13th Ghost (DVD J SCO)
PJ Masks: Butterfly Brigade (DVD J PJM)

And lots more!

Other Resources

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