Children Services

New Kids Books!

All these covers are complements of GoodReads.com. To request a title use the Catalog search box in at the top of your screen.
World of Reading Star Wars Rebels Hera's Phantom Flight: Level 2
Sheriff Callie's Wild West Peck's Trail Mix Mix-Up: Level Pre-1
Out of Sight Till Tonight!: All About Nocturnal Animals
Meet the Dullards
Where is Curious George? Around the Town: A Look-and-Find Book
Anna & Elsa #1: All Hail the Queen


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Great books to check out!

The Children’s Department, located on the second floor of the library, offers materials in multiple formats for children of all ages.

We offer several story times each week for toddlers and pre-schoolers:Tuesday Tales at Ten, every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. for ages 3 and up; and Toddler Time, lapsit storytimes for ages 12 to 36 months with a parent or caregiver every 2nd and 4th Friday at 10:00 a.m. Call 217-234-2621 for more details.

Programs: The Children’s Department offers special programs and reading incentives throughout the year, including Summer and Winter Reading Clubs.

Games, Toys, and Puppets: The Mattoon Library Children’s Department also has a variety of games, toys, and puzzles for your child to enjoy.

Online Resources for Homework and Fun

Check out our Children's Home Work Help List.

Parents, we do ask that you stay with your children while they are visiting the Children’s Department. For more information, please consult the Unattended Children Policy.