Kids @ the Mahomet Public Library

Come for the books and programs and stay to play and visit!

Young children have their own area at the Mahomet Public Library, with kid-friendly furniture, books, puzzles, and train and light tables. Comfortable seats for parents and caregivers and a family restroom make this truly a family-friendly space. 

Firm Foundations

Firm Foundations is a community-based program for families with children ages 0-5.

  • Free book for your child on each birthday through age 5

  • Special programs for children and caregivers

  • Community support through networking with other families


Summer Storytime (June 6-July 26)

  • Baby Storytime (ages 0-18 months): Tuesdays, 9:30-10:00 am

  • All Ages Storytime (ages 0-5 years): Wednesdays, 10:30-11:00 am

  • We will not have storytime on July 4.

Other Kid-Friendly Programs (Summer 2023)

Family Fun Fridays: every Friday in June and July, 10:00-11:30 am

Picture Book Bundles: Tell us what your child loves and we'll create a stack of books for you to check out and read.

Summer Reading Program: Track your minutes read to earn a free book and complete badge book challenges!

For a complete list of all library programs, please see our Events Page.

Reading Aloud Matters!

Research shows that reading aloud is the single most important thing you can do to help a child prepare for reading and learning in school. 1000 books sounds like a lot of reading! But if you ready only one book per day, you'll read 1000 books in less than 3 years! 

We've kept the process very simple:

  • Each time your child has heard 100 books, stop by the library for a sticker and a milestone photo.

  • Once your child has read 1000 books, stop by the library for a free book and a final milestone photo. 

Red Clover Readers

Red Clover Readers allows you to read online with friends and family across the globe!

  • See your reading partner face to face, turn the pages of the same book, circle words, point to a picture or share a doodle no matter how far apart you are.

  • Choose from a unique selection of fun stories focusing on diversity, social-emotional learning and inclusion.

World Book Online and Homework Help Links

Our World Book Online subscription service includes tools for young children as well as grade school students.

We also recommend several outside resources for homework help:

  • cK-12: lessons and practice exercises for math and science

  • Crash Course: John and Hank Green's YouTube channel covering a wide range of topics

  • Discovery Education: instructional videos and learning games for math, English, science, and social studies

  • EasyBib: bibliography generator

  • book searches by lexile score

  • Kahn Academy: a library of thousands of instruction videos on math, science, economics, history, and more

  • Science and Arts Gateway for Education by Cornell University: links to learning resources in science, mathematics, and the arts