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

Reading with Sara and Willow

Interactive ELF Movie Matinee

Shout, cheer, and snack iwth the movie, as well as participate with other props that will be supplied. 

Reading with Sara and Willow

Events for Young Children

Ready, Set, Read!

Shake, Rattle, Read!

Events for Children in Grades K-3


Starry Night

Paint in Van Gogh's Post-Impressionist style. 

Events for Tweens in Grades 4-6

Nacho Night and Movie

Today is National Nacho Day! Come and celebrate by making your own nachos and watching a movie. 


Everyone love slime! Have you made these yet? 

Do It Yourself Klee

Create a word picture using colored penclis and markers. 

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.


Dance Mat Typing - From BBC Bitesize, a fun way to learn touch typing.

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.