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!

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Design a T-Shirt (Grades 3-5)

Bring your own white t-shirt and design it however you want!

Tuesday, July 23
11-1 pm
Grades 3-5
Registration Required

End of Summer Reading Party!

Join us for our end parties!

Saturday, July 27
Birth-2nd Grade: 10 am-12 pm
3rd-5th Grade: 2-4 pm

Registration Required
Make sure you come at the right time for your age group!

Movie Matinee- Dumbo

Saturday, August 3
1-3 pm

Come see how Dumbo amazes everyone with his special talent! Join us for a showing of the new Dumbo movie! Open to the whole family!

Ready, Set, STEAM!

Skittle Science

Make a Skittle rainbow!

Monday, August 5
4-5 pm
Registration Required
Grades 5 and Under

Preschool 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!

16, 23, 30
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!

June 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, August 9
3:30 p.m.-4:30 pm
Grades 5 and Under

Lego Challenge!

Challenge: Zoo Animals

Friday, July 26
3:30-4:30 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!


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 Legends of Greemulax (J PLAYAWAY SCH)
She-Ra: Origins of Power (J PLAYAWAY WES 1)
Captain Marvel: Starforce on the Rise (J PLAYAWAY BEH)
Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game (J PLAYAWAY GRA 4)
Aru Shah and the Song of Death (J PLAYAWAY RIO 2)
The Collectors (J PLAYAWAY WES)
Baker’s Magic (J PLAYAWAY ZAH)
Bailey’s Story (J PLAYAWAY CAM)
Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles (J PLAYAWAY LEN)
The King of Sting (J PLAYAWAY PET)
And many more!


Kung Fu Dog (J DVD KUN)
Bugged (J DVD BUG)
Llama Llama Best Summer Ever! (J DVD LLA)
Paw Patrol: Jungle Rescue (J DVD PAW)
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (J DVD NAN)
Peanuts: Lucy and Friends (J DVD PEA)
Sonic Boom: Go Team Sonic (J DVD SON)
Kim Possible (J DVD KIM)
Big Birthday Bash (J DVD BIG)
Stars of Space Jame Collection Vol. 1 (J DVD SPA)
Wonder Park (J DVD WON)
Dumbo (J DVD DUM)
Huckleberry Finn (J DVD HUC)
And lots more!


Team Sonic Racing (J XBOX1 39)
CTR Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled (J XBOX1 40)


Uglydolls an Imperfect Adventure (J PS4 56)
Team Sonic Racing (J PS4 57)
CTR Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled (J PS4 58)

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