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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Meet-a-Book Reading Program

Join EZ the Book Bee for our January Meet-a-Book program. Read our special Meet-a-Books and earn prizes and entries for our Grand Prizes! Stop in to sign up anytime in January!
Grades K-5

Winter Reading Program

Snowstorm in a Jar

Monday, January 20
4-5 PM
We will learn the science behind snowstorms
Grades K-5

Registration Required – Limit of 15 kids
To register, please stop in or call us at 309-755-9614

Makerspace Table

Wednesday, January 22
3-5 PM

Come create something from your imagination. We will have a table of supplies waiting for you!
*A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.
Grades K-5

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!

January 21 – Penguins
January 28 – Turtles
February 4 – Polar Bears
February 11 – Valentine’s Day  

Time: 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, February 14th
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!

Skate Land
Friday, January 24th
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Grades 5 and Under

International Lego Day Party

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Tuesday, January 28
4-6 PM

Kids that have been attending Lego Club are invited to attend our Lego Party. We will build, watch a movie and have cupcakes!

Registration Required
Limited to kids that have attended Lego Club before!

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

Dinotrux Go To School (EZ GAL)

Islandborn (E DIA)

Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones (E SCH)


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:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (J PLAYAWAY KIN 14)

Coco La Novella (J PLAYAWAY SP LOP)


Escape From the Isle of the Lost (J PLAYAWAY DEL 4)

Moana La Novella (J PLAYAWAY SP DIS)


And many more!


All About It! (J LAP 17)

Puppy Talk (J LAP 18)

Limitless! (J PAD 19)

Body of Knowledge! (J LAP 20)

Digest That! (J LAP 21)

Dino-Time (J LAP 22)


A Very Merry Christmas (CD KID 336)
Frozen II (CD KID 337)


Dora and the Lost City of Gold (J DVD DOR)

Garfield the Movie (J DVD GAR)

Treasure Planet (J DVD TRE)

Shrek (J DVD SHR)

Little Brother Big Trouble (J DVD LIT)

Ultimate Holiday Collection (J DVD ULT)

The Flight Before Christmas (J DVD FLI)

Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant (J DVD GOO)

Goosebumps: It Came From Beneath the Sink (J DVD GOO)

The Grinch (J DVD GRI)

Abominable (J DVD ABO)


Dora and the Lost City of Gold (J BLU-RAY DOR)

Abominable (J BLU-RAY ABO)


Fuller House (J DVD TV FUL 4)


Highlights: Making Friends! (J DVD 158.25 HIG)

And Many More!


Jumanji the Video Game (J XBOX1 JUM)

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (J XBOX1 STA)

Garfield Kart Furious Racing (J XBOX1 GAR)



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)


Just Dance 2020 (J Wii JUS)

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