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Services for Children

Upcoming Events for Children and Families

One-on-One AppointmentsBaby Reading a Picture Book

Meet with a Children's Librarian in person or on Zoom! Appointments must be booked a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

Appointments Ideas: 

Early Literacy
Ages 1-5 with caregiver. We’ll read a story and review early literacy tips essential for development and learning.
Citas disponibles en Español con Louise para los niños pequeños de 1 a 5 años y sus adultos.

Grades 1-5. We'll find just the right book based on your interests and ability and begin to read it at the library.

Grades 1-5. We'll learn games that are not only fun, but also practice math skills!

Schedule an Appointment

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Are you looking for something to do while you're at home with the kids? Take home a craft kit from the library!

Call the Children's Services desk at 630.458.3338 or fill out the Curbside Pickup form to request a craft kit. We will get your kits ready to go and bring them to Guest Services.

Need more crafting ideas for home? Check out our Crafts and Activities Playlist on the Addison Public Library YouTube Channel!

Books for Children

Story Packs

Liven up your at-home read alouds with a Story Pack! Story Packs will contain all you need for at home reading fun, including two story books to be checked out from the library, a list of songs and rhymes, and a craft. Choose your theme below. One Story Pack per cardholder but you can request a kit for each child who will take part.>

Click here to request your own story pack!

Themed Tote Bags

We offer themed tote bags for check out! These bags contain an array of books, CDs, puzzles, puppets, and more. We have story totes for at home story times, tutoring totes to strengthen academic skills, and even totes containing Leap Frog Tag Readers.

Tag Readers read to or allow the child to read independently with help on unfamiliar words. Tag Readers also have games available within the books. Tote bags check out for four weeks.

Live Homework Help

One on one tutoring in math, English, science, social studies, AP classes, college test prep, and more for students in kindergarten through college and beyond. Tutors are available in English and Spanish from 3:00pm-10:00pm.

Need Help? 

Addison Public Library is in the process of hiring a new Social Services Specialist. In the meantime, please visit the 2nd Floor Desk or call 630.458.3318 for referrals to social services. Services can also be found in the Addison Community Resource Guide

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The Addison Resources Connect (ARC) have created this easy to use guide for local free and low cost services. Find housing, food, legal help, medical care, counseling, degrees and training, and more by browsing "I need..." . Or find resources for seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and other categories by browsing "I am..."