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Mon – Thu: 9 am – 9 pm
Fri: 9 am – 6 pm
Sat: 9 am – 5 pm
Sun: 12 – 5 pm

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Services for Families & Kids

We are excited to welcome you to the Library! Our Children’s Services team is here to support parents and caregivers as they lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning and literacy.

Book Recommendations

Get personalized recommendations from a Children’s librarian!

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading to your child supports the development of language and early literacy skills they will use later when they learn to read. Progress at your own pace and earn a rubber duckie for every 100 books read! Visit us at Cook Park Library, Aspen Drive Library, or on the Bookmobile to sign up!

Library Play Spaces

Our Library play spaces nurture children’s natural curiosity to experiment and explore through imaginative play. Guided play kits and games are also available.

2024 Preschool & Childcare Directory

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Learn About Your Child’s Development

Get a snapshot of your child’s development with a simple screening tool.

The Ages and Stages Questionnaire offers a series of questions you can answer and score to determine if your child is meeting typical milestones. This tool is the same one used by healthcare providers and early education professionals.

If interested, please reach out to Early Learning Supervisor Terri Norstrom through email or phone 847-362-2330 x1182.

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