Children's ServicesThe 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 monthly. Check calendar for dates and times. Registration is not required. Sponsored by Gutwein Popcorn Company.
- Lego League: Join our LEGO League for children in Grades K-5. 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 at 3:30 p.m.
- LittleBits: LittleBits electronics club meets every second Tuesday of the month at 3pm and every second Saturday of the month at 11am. This is a great STEM activity brought to the library thanks to a grant from the Institute and the Indiana State Library. Registration is required.
- Children's Arts and Crafts: Join us on the first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. to create a craft. For children in grades K-5th.
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 a great way to get your child familiar with other children socially, help improve their reading skills through reading, talking, playing, singing and writing.
- Join us for our Fall session, where topics will range from dinosaurs to bedtime, to the seasons and holidays! Toddler storytime will meet on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. beginning September 12, and it is open to little ones from birth to age 3. Preschool storytime meets on Thursdays at 10am and will start on September 13. Open to children ages 3 -5.
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 child will receive an incentive until they reach 1,000. We also have a huge sticker chart behind the children's desk so everyone can see your progress! 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!
We will also be offering an Every Child Ready to Read course this Fall specficially designed for parents and caregivers.