Children's Department

Lifelong learning begins @ Reddick Library!

Events for Children

All events are free!  No registration or library card required unless otherwise stated.

Special Events for All Ages

Holidays at Hogwarts

Join us as we celebrate the holidays and play games at everyone's favorite wizard school. 

Interactive Mary Poppins

Celebrate the release of the new Mary Poppins movie at a screening of the old. 

LEGO Challenge

No School Movie Matinee

Celebrate your day off school with a free movie and popcorn. Title to be announced. 

Dad and Me Day

Dads--enjoy coffee and snacks while spending time with your kids at the Library. Kids--have fun doing various activites. 

Events for Young Children

Happy New Year

National Hat Day

Wear your favorite hat to this story time all about hats. 

Appreciate A Dragon Day

Snows A Falling

Get Creative

Backward Day

Events for Children in Grades K-3

Winter Craft

Decorate a snowman using recycled materials. 

Discover a Great Artist

Paint in the style of Paul Cezanne. 

Magic School Bus Adventures

Events for Tweens in Grades 4-6

Back to School

Make crafts to decorate your locker. 

Tween Scene

Artist Study

Paint a wilderness watercolor like WInslow Homer. 

Local School Information

Marquette Academy


 Ottawa Elementary District 141


 Ottawa Township High School District 140


Websites for Children and Parents

Books and Reading

The Best Children's Books- A site created by teachers to help quickly and easily find the ideal book for any topic and reading level.

Get Ready To Read- A national program to build the early literacy skills of preschool children.


Dance Mat Typing - From BBC Bitesize, a fun way to learn touch typing.

Urbanext- A collection of sites put out by the University of Illinois Extension offices.

Web Rangers- The National Park Services online Junior Ranger Program for kids.

Games and Activities

Berenstain Bears- The official Berenstain Bears website!

Fun Brain- This site offers learning games organized by age.

Little Critter- Jokes, stories, and fun for kids.

PBS Kids- Contains links and activities related to popular PBS television shows.

Sports Illustrated for Kids- This is a colorful site with articles about sports figures, league standings, games, and more.