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. 

Please Note:

Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily removed all of the furniture and toys from the children's area. 

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


New Children's Books on our Shelves

Virtual Story Time During COVID-19 Limited Hours

Age-appropriate stories, songs, and music to promote early literacy in a fun and engaging way!

Story Time with Miss Maura on Facebook: Tuesdays @ 10 am (January 12 - May 11)

Join our Mahomet Public Library Story Times Facebook group to watch story times any time you want!



Other Kid-Friendly Programs (Winter/Spring 2021)

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

Take and Make Craft Kits: available for pick up at the library every other Monday (beginning January 11) on a first-come, first-served basis

First Chapter Fridays: every Friday (January 15 - May 14) on Facebook @ 12 pm

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. 

Research Databases and Homework Help Links

Our research databases contain sources useful for students in late grade school through college. 

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