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

Cards for Military Servicemen and Women

LEGO Madness

Movie Matinee

Reading with Sara and Willow

Family Fun Playdate

Events for Young Children

Yoga Story Time

Crunch Crew Story Time

Groundhog Jive

Events for Children in Grades K-3

Winter Crafternoon

Explore the Express

Hot Cocoa Science

National Drinking Straw Day

Clay Creations

Winter Olympics

Elephant and Piggy Day

Events for Tweens in Grades 4-6

Tween and Teen Holiday Party

Tween Scene

Tween Scene

The Amazing Race

Clay Creations

Bobble Head Construction

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.