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 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

 

Summer Reading Program for Kids (Summer 2021)

It’s time for summer reading! Join us for our summer reading program May 26 - July 31. 

This year's summer reading theme is "Reading Colors Your World!"

For more information and registration, please visit our Summer Reading page.

Family Story Time on the Lawn

Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10:00-10:30 am (June 1-July 29, 2021)

Bring chairs or a blanket and join us under the big tent. We'll read stories and sing songs outside on the lawn!

Outdoor programs are weather-dependent. If we have to cancel a program, we will post an announcement on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

 

 

Other Kid-Friendly Programs (Summer 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 Monday (beginning June 7) on a first-come, first-served basis

Family Dance Party on the Lawn: second and fourth Saturdays in June and July @ 10 am

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

  • Lexile.com: 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