Children's Department

Lifelong learning begins @ Reddick Library!

Events for Children

All events are free!  No registration or library card required unless otherwise stated.

Special Events for All Ages

Star Wars Day

LEGO Mania Freestyle

Drop-in Mother's Day Cards

LEGO Mania

Events for Young Children

Mother Goose Day

Lost Sock Day

Family Fun Playdate

Events for Children in Grades K-3

Magic Tree House Travelers

Events for Tweens in Grades 4-6

Tween Scene

Local School Information

Marquette Academy


 Ottawa Elementary District 141


 Ottawa Township High School District 140


Websites for Children and Parents

Books and Reading

The Best Children's Books- A site created by teachers to help quickly and easily find the ideal book for any topic and reading level.

Get Ready To Read- A national program to build the early literacy skills of preschool children.

Guys Read- Offers lists of books recommended by the webmaster, children's author Jon Sczieska.


Dance Mat Typing - From BBC Bitesize, a fun way to learn touch typing. A place where kids can create, share, and learn.

Urbanext- A collection of sites put out by the University of Illinois Extension offices.

Web Rangers- The National Park Services online Junior Ranger Program for kids.

Games and Activities

Berenstain Bears- The official Berenstain Bears website!

Fun Brain- This site offers learning games organized by age.

Little Critter- Jokes, stories, and fun for kids.

PBS Kids- Contains links and activities related to popular PBS television shows.

Sports Illustrated for Kids- This is a colorful site with articles about sports figures, league standings, games, and more.