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Children's Services

The 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.

Certain ongoing programs are offered all year round. Please check our calendar to confirm dates and times. 
  • Lego League: Join our LEGO League for families of all ages. . Kids can build and display LEGO creations and we will put them in our display case for the week. We provide the LEGOs; you supply the creativity! Lego League is held on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.            October 3,17, 24, November 7, 21, 28 December 5, 19
  • S.T.E.M. Club : The Club meets every Tuesday before the 2nd Saturday of the month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and every second Saturday of the month from 10 to 12 p.m. Kids are free to explore and invent on their own.  We have LittleBits, Dot & Dash Robots, Bloxels and Cardboard Tool Box.  For the Littles we have a Code-a-Pillar and Duplo Blocks on the story time rug.  We provide lots of cardboard, tape, pom-poms!  The kids just need to provide their imaginations.    October 4, 8, November 8 & 12, December 6 & 10th. 
  • Children's Arts and Crafts: Children of all ages can join us on the first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. to create a craft. Check to see if registration is required, as some crafts feature limited supplies. October 3, November 5 & December 3.
  • Pop Up Craft Days!  - Sometimes we have extra craft supplies and projects that we will throw our on our tables for the kids to use in whatever art they want.   Watch our social media for dates and times!  
  • Take It Make It -  Check at the Children's Circulation Desk for our current Take it Make it.  During school breaks such as Fall Break, Christmas & Spring Break, we usually have several that the kids can pick up. 
  • Library Scavenger Hunts - Who know what you can find and learn with one of our Children's Room Scavenger Hunts.   From learning another language, I Spy or fun animal facts, there is lots of fun and a prize from our treasure book at the end.  
Story Timesdebstorytime
  • Enjoy stories, finger plays, music and activities in a family-friendly, positive environment. Early literacy programs are geared for children and adult partnership. This is also a great way to get your child familiar with other children socially and help improve skills through reading, talking, playing, singing and writing.
  • Fall Story Times will be Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 a.m.
    • Wednesdays are for Babies & Toddler's - Mr. Duffers, Songs, Stories & More!
    • Thursdays are for Pre-School with Songs and Stories!

October 2022

Abstract Splatter Paint -
 October 3rd @ 11 a.m.

 Barktober Fest - October 3rd 12-5 p.m. - Mr. Duffers & Miss Tammy
     will have stories, songs and activities for all the kiddos at
  Constitution Plaza downtown at
Barktober Fest!duffers2.jpg


Pop-Up Crafts - October 17-22
- Fall Break is here!  Stop by the library and make some fun art!  We also have Take/Make It Kits that you can pick up and take on a trip or home.  Don't forget our travel bags if you will be in the car.  We also have a great selection of music CD's for car rides!
Trunk or Treat October 29th -Look for the library at the Monticello Trunk or Treat.  We'll be handing out goodies.  Tell us the secret phrase - "Library books ae best" for a special extra surprise!

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA* - October 31st @ 5 p.m.     
oz - We will have a big movie event to celebrate a beloved movie.  But you won't just be watching the movie, you will participating in the movie.  Our interactive screening of this classic from Frank L. Baum's classic book series is something that all generations will love.  We will have pizza slices & movie candy for $1 each and FREE popcorn and drinks.  There will also be a costume contest and more.  Tickets (FREE) for the event will be available starting October 1st!  

Coming in December - Santa and Family Night, Special Christmas Take/Make Its, and Christmas Break Activities!

* Tickets are required, but they are totally free.  Stopped by the Children's desk to get your tickets!  

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000BooksLogoThe Monticello-Union Township Public Library is pleased to present 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, an 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.  FUN FACT!  You don't have to read 1,000 different books in fact the studies show that it is the interaction between you, them and the books that makes the difference.  So count that favorite bedtime book with a ditto!

For every 100 books read, kids will recieve a small prize and a keychain charm.  If interested, please stop by the children's department to get a reading log. Then 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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