Children's Services Department
For assistance, please call 847-428-3661, choose option 2
1,001 Books Before Kindergarten
Birth to Pre-K
Help your child get ready to read—starting right now. They’re never too young—even babies benefit from hearing someone read to them.
Join 1,001 Books Before Kindergarten by coming to either of our libraries to register. You will get a welcome packet including a special binder and book logs to track all the books you read with your child. Get small prizes as you work toward your 1,001 books.
Fun for Kids!
Storytimes and More
Fall Storytime Session
Only one week left! Our fall storytime session runs September 8 through October 31. We brought more age-specific storytimes over to the branch, so be sure to check out our online calendar for dates and details! Kids are invited to preview their Halloween costumes this last week of storytime. Our winter session will begin in January 2015.
Crafts! Masquerade Masks! Minecraft Meetups! Techie Take-Apart! Turkey Time! and More! Check out our calendar to find out more about all of the fun things happening in the Children's Department this fall and to register for programs.
Fun for Kids @ the Randall Oaks Branch
Storytimes and More
In addition to our regular Monday morning (starting back up on September 8!) and our occasional Saturday storytimes at the branch, we're duplicating some of our age-specific storytimes at the branch! BYOB Baby, Wonderful Ones and Tremendous Twos are all coming over to Randall Oaks. All storytimes at the branch are drop-in with no registration required.
See the Randall Oaks Calendar for storytime dates and times as well as more fun activities and special events for families!
Kids can wear their love of reading on their sleeve (or their backpack, jeans, or jacket!) by participating in the Reading Patch Club. The club invites children in preschool through eighth grade to read their favorite books and explore the library for new ones, which earns them patches. To sign up, come to the Dundee Children's Department or the Randall Oaks Branch. This programs runs from September through May.
Check out a Museum Adventure Pass using your library card. Available at both the Dundee Library and Randall Oaks Branch! Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes cannot be reserved or checked out online or on the phone. (List of Participating Museums)
Fiction and nonfiction book recommendations, read-alikes, award lists, book talks, and author biographies.
Search by author, title or keyword. Provides levels for Guided Reading, Lexile Level and Developmental Reading Assessment. Also has "Book Alike" to search for books at similar interest and reading levels.
The official site for Lexile levels. Search by author, title, Lexile or grade level and genre.
Search for books in Accelerated Reader program by author, title or topic. Provides interest level, book reading level and AR points.
Use the following websites to locate award-winning books. Then, use the library catalog to check on book availability.
Illinois Readers’ Choice Awards
Association for Library Service to Children Awards