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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. 
  • 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 storytime rug.  We provide lots of cardboard, tape, pom-poms!  The kids just need to provide their imaginations.    
  • 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. 
  • 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 fashing 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 Scavnger 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.  
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  • 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.
  • May 3rd & 10th are the last two storytimes of the Spring Session. They will both start at 10 a.m.  May 3rd will celebrate the Letter Z.
    On May 10th we will celebrate getting throught the whole alphbet by having (hopefully on the patio) a bring your own lunch picnic time.                           The library will be providing drinks and dessert.  
  • Summer Reading Storytime Times will be Wedesdays & Thursdays at 10 a.m.
    • Wednesdays will be June 15, 29 & July 13th
    • Thursdays will June  9, 23 & July 7th.  
    • Dog Days of Summer.  August - When the big kids go back to school, the Littles celebrate the end of summer with Silly and Messy projects on the Patio!                                                                  From Sidewalk Chalk Paint to Water Play we will have a lot of fun with Mr. Duffers at the helm 

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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