1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
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Teens
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Murder Mystery Party for Teens
Mr. E, our favorite magical bookseller, has been murdered. Your task is to travel to eight literary worlds and discover his killer. Dinner will be served. Registration required and begins March 11 @ 9 am.
Screen-free fun
March 28 from 6 pm - 7:30. Drop in to create adorable moving jellyfish. Craft should take around 30 minutes. For the whole family!
Money Smart Week fun!
Behind the scenes at a bank! For kids ages 4-10 and families. Meet at the library at 9:45 and walk to Fox Valley Savings Bank for a behind the scenes tour. Registration required and begins March 25.
Interactive Family Movie
Join us for a family-fun afternoon to kick off Spring Break. Our interactive Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PG) will involve props, shout outs, and silliness. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Did you know . . . 

We have almost 100 book club kits for kids and teens? You can check out a kit for your own book club! Kits come complete with discussion questions and are checked out for 60 days. For a complete list, click HERE.  

Some of our favorites: 

Cover image for Restart [book club kit]

Restart by Gordon Korman  

Cover image for Awkward [book club kit]

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova 

Cover image for The fairy-tale detectives [book club kit]

The Fairy-tale Detectives by Michael Buckley 

 

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Picture Proof! Teens really do hang out with us.

Slime Science requires reading, too. We've always got fun events planned. Check it out!

Out and about at area schools. Schedule a visit, too!

Summertime fun. We science-d it up at a local park.

We love to work with other organizations - Touch a Truck was a fantastic partnership with FDL Public Works.

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Classes & events
We're bold. We're brave. We're messy. Join us for free events and classes for the whole family.
What to read next?
Are you stumped on what to read? Let us help. We've got great ready-made lists, or we can provide a personalized reading list just for you.
Plan your visit to the Children's Room
The Children's Room is full of fun things to do. Check out what's available to you whenever we're open.