Youth Services

Whether gathering information for a school assignment, exploring a personal interest, or looking for a good book to read, we'll help you find what you need. Our fiction, non-fiction, and magazine collections are especially developed to meet the needs and interests of students in grades K through 12. For homework help, we can help you access information from books, periodicals, and a variety of electronic resources. See News and Calendar for information about upcoming events, clubs and activities.

Children's Programs


BPL children's logoOur wonderful children's staff with Ms. Ranea, Mr. Chris, Ms. Allison, and Ms. Betty  have programs for all ages.  Please continue to check our monthly calendars for special events you won't want to miss!  Actual dates for all programs are listed in our online calendar.  If you have any questions, please call the Library at 815-932-6245, or email Ms. BettyStop by the Library to register any time. We look forward to seeing you!

Scribbler's Programs (6 and under)

Young Scholar Programs (school age)



Ellison Die Cuts - Directory Listing

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Homework Help

Meta Calcultor - free calculator graphs up to 7 implicit equations, finds intersections and lets you save picture of graph to your computer! Also: pan and zoom, table of values

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Printable Calendar

Click the link below to open up a printable calendar!

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Readers Advisory & eBooks

Rec Room