Kids Corner

A Tournament of Books!

March 3, 2020

Did you read the Rebecca Caudill nominees this year? Come to the library to vote on your favorites! This month is the Tournament of Books where books will face off against one another March Madness style!

The Outdoors is Calling!

March 2, 2020

Just in time for spring, here are a few books that will hopefully inspire us to spend some time outside, especially as the weather gets a little warmer and the sun begins to shine!

The Hike by Alison Farrell is an excellent book about three girls who take to the woods, and spend the day exploring! Throughout the book, you’ll find helpful labels that identify the animal life and vegetation the girls pass along the way.
Two friends go exploring to find keepsakes to store in glass jars. They collect all kinds of objects like buttercups, feathers and heart-shaped stones. But the author adds some clever magical realism when it’s revealed that, “They collected things you might not think would even fit in a jar. But somehow, they did.” This is a sweet book, with great illustrations and a great lesson in friendship.
This wonderful book tells the story of a family who had to downsize to a small shack in the woods during the Great Depression. It helps us understand the strength, creativity and ingenuity it took to survive such a trying time in history. It is also a celebration of the little, universal joys that make life more bearable.

Tumble Book Library

Tumble Book Library

Online library of children's books. No app needed, just a computer or tablet.

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Homework Help

We have so many amazing resources for kids, parents, and teens. Do you have research for a project you need to do? Need help citing something? Want to find a book on a specific topic? We are here to help!

Come into the library or email Miss Ranea!

We have most textbooks from the Peotone Schools. Textbooks can only be used in the library and are not for check out.

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Illinois Book Awards

The Monarch Award: Illinois' K-3 Readers' Choice Award

The Monarch Award is designed to encourage children to read critically and become familiar with children's books, authors and illustrators. The these books intended for Kindergardners through 3rd graders.


The Bluestem Award: Illinois' Grades 3-5 Readers' Choice Award

The award is designed for students in grades 3-5 who are ready for longer titles than found on the Monarch list, but not quite ready for the sophistication of some of the Rebecca Caudill titles. The award may include both timeless classics and current titles, as well as books that have appeared on Monarch and Rebecca Caudill lists.


The Rebecca Caudill Award: Illinois' Grades 5-8 Readers' Choice Award

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools.  A list of 20 books are published in the Spring and the final award winner is chosen from this list.