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

LEGO Madness

Family Fun Playdate

LEGO Madness

Movie Matinee

Reading with Sara and Willow

Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles

Events for Young Children

All About Me

Five Little...

Teddy Bear Picnic

Pandemonium Day

Paint and Sip Jr

Robo Fun

Events for Children in Grades K-3

Coding Unplugged

Chalk Rubbing

Dino Party

Magic Tree House Travelers

Events for Tweens in Grades 4-6

Giant Board Games

Tween Scene

Minute to Win It

Chalk Rubbing

Chaos by Design

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.