The library provides many ways to encourage reading and access stories and books both online and in the Library.

Stumped on which book you should read next? We’re here to help! Ask a Youth Services Librarian for a suggestion or try one of these other ideas.


Novelist Plus

Use NoveList Plus to look for a good fiction or nonfiction book. You can search by age, subject, plot summary, and more.

Use in the Library or from home by entering your 14 digit library card number.

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Peek-A-Book Total Access, available on the computer in the Children's Department, lets you view the library collection in a whole new way.

Colorful picture book trailers can be selected from hundreds of titles.

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Kids and families can listen to a story by phone any time of thr day from anywhere for free by calling the library's Dial-A-Story service at: 708.634.0808


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TumbleBooks for Kids are animated, talking picture books created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sounds, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book that kids love to read and watch. Can view in Spanish or French.

Use in the Library or from home by entering your 14 digit library card number.

1000 books before

Why read 1,000 books before Kindergarten? Reading high-quality books at home is one of the best ways to get your child ready for school.

Reading 1,000 books sounds like a lot, but if you read just three picture books with your child every day, you will read 1,095 books in a year!

Visit our Beanstack website to get started!

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Read (or be read to) for four hours during the month of October to earn a trick or treat bag and some goodies.

Click here to join the fun!

For kids in grade 5 and under.


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