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 May Meet-a-Book program. Read our special Meet-a-Books and earn prizes and entries for our Grand Prizes! Visit the children’s department anytime to sign up!
May 1st-31st
Grades 5 and Under

Chalk the Walk

We welcome you to come and “Chalk the Walk” in front of the library. Put on your thinking caps and design a unique picture from chalk. 
*This can get messy, so wear appropriate clothing!
Wednesday, June 5
11-1 pm
Pre-K – 5th Grade

Puppet Making

Create your own puppet! Come and join the fun.
Saturday, June 8
1-4 pm
Grades 5 and Under
Registration Required

The Hanson Family

Come and watch this amazing family perform juggling while riding on unicycles! Don’t be late because you wont want to miss a minute! Come early and meet the performers!

Monday, June 10 | 1-2 pm

This event will be at the East Pointe Bus Station 1201 14th Ave in East Moline.
(Just 5 minutes from the library)

All ages Welcome! Invite the whole family and bring all of your friends!

Library Walk of Fame

Make your mark by making your very own star on the library “Walk of Fame!”
Tuesday, June 11
11-1 pm
Grades 5 and Under
Sign Up Required

Preschool Story Time

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

May 14, 21, 28
10:30-11:00 am

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

May 23
June 6, 13, 20, 27
10:30-11:00 am

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, May 10
Friday, June 7
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Grades 5 and Under

Lego Challenge!

Challenge: Plinko Game
Friday, May 30th
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!

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