Children's Services


12801655 10153976143906489 4999988966177341871 nSaturday Arts and CraftsThe Children's Department maintains the children's collections and programs at the Monticello-Union Township Public Library.  Throughout the year, programs and activities are offered that are educational and entertaining. We are a community partner in supporting children's early language and literacy development.


Programs are offered in a variety of shapes sizes and tastes all year round.  Please check our calendar to see all our programs.

Popcorn and a Movie:  The Children's Department screens popular G and PG rated movies the second Thursday of every month. Popcorn and fun abounds. Movies begin at 5:30 p.m. in the program room. Registration is not required. Sponsored by Gutwein Popcorn Company.

Lego League:  Join our new LEGO League for children in Grades K-5. Kids will build and display LEGO creations based around a weekly theme. We provide the LEGOs; you supply the creativity! Lego League is held on Mondays at 3:30 p.m.

Children's Arts and Crafts: Join us on the first Saturday of each month to create crafts. November 4 at 10 a.m. Create a special thank you card for vets. For children in grades K-5th.

Story Times

Enjoy stories, crafts, games and songs!

Toddler Time:
 September will feature Toddler Time with babies on November 1, 8 and 15 at 10 a.m. Ages Birth-23 months, 2 & 3 years old.

Pre-School Story: November 2, 9 and 16 at 1 p.m. Ages 4 & 5.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Monticello-Union Township Public Library is pleased  to present 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a new early literacy reading book club at the library.  This program encourages parents/adults to read to children from birth to age 5. Studies have shown that if you read 1,000 books to a child before school, it will mentally prepare them for school.  

For every 200 books, read, the reading team will receive an incentive until they reach 1,000. The library started a soft launch of this program with story hour children, but in April will be opening up the program to anyone who would like to join in.  

We will also have story hours in the summer and another adult workshop for Every Child Ready to Read in May. A celebration party, for those  participating, will be held in May. This program has been made possible by a grant from Women Giving Together. 

So join in on the fun and come in to children’s and get a reading log, check out some books and start working your way to 1,000!

For more information, contact the Children's Department at 574-583-2665 ext. 3313 or email