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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. 
  • February 6, 13, 27 - March 6, 13, 20, 27 - April 3, 10, 17, 24 - May 1, 8, 15, 22
  • 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.   
  • February 7, March 7th, April 4, May 9 @ 3-4:30 & February 11, Marh 11, April 8, May 13th @ 10 a.m.
  • 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.
  •   Febrary 4 - March 4 - April 1 - May 6 - June 3. - August 5 - September 2 - October 7 - November 4 - December 2
  • 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.  
  • Beginning Crocheting - Specifically for 3rd to 6th graders only and registration is required as there will be limited seating.    @ 3:30 pm in the conference room.
  • February 14, 28, March 7, 21, April 4, 18 May 9th, 23
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.
  • Baby/Toddler Holiday Storytime - December 7th @ 10 a.m.
  • Baby/Toddler Storytimes Tuesdays starting January 10 through April 18th except for March 28th (Easter Egg Hunt day)
  • Let's Play -  This is a chance to get the winter wiggles out and just hang out with friends.  So Thursday mornings 10-11:30 a.m.  pop into the program room, we will have the tunnels, games and activites that they kids can come and play.  Starting January 12 through March 30th.

Up Coming Events 

Pete the Cat  Rocking Party
@ 2 p.m. February 25th

Disability Awareness Storytimes in March
7th @ 10 a.m. - 15th @ 6 p.m. - 22nd @ 3:30
Interactive Movie Night 
March 23rd- 5-7 p.m.
Spring Egg Hunt
March 28th @ 10 a.m.



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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