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COAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

     

ADDRESS
85 N. Garfield St.
Coal City, IL 60416
815-634-4552
815-634-2950 FAX

HOURS
Mon. - Thurs. 9AM - 8 PM
Friday 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM
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Children's Services Department
The Children's Services Department is the go to place for the youngest of library users! We do programming for babies, preschoolers, school aged children, and the Tweens (4th-5th grade).

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS
 
Family Lapsit
This class introduces your child to the wonderful world of books. With your active participation & guidance we will explore a different theme each week through books, songs, fingerplays, and activities to lay a foundation for a lifetime love of books for your child.
For babies 3 - 23 months

Monday's 6-6:30 PM, Wednesday's 10-10:30 AM
 
Terrific Tots
This class is a transitional opportunity for your 2-3 year old and a caregiver to move from Family Lapsit classes to our Preschool Storytime. Each week the child, along with a caregiver, will participate in songs and fingerplays, listen to stories, and create crafts. Through all of these activities and your involvement, we will build a love for reading for your child.
For 2 - 3 year olds

Monday's 10-10:30 AM, Thursday's 10-10:30 AM & 6-6:30 PM
 
Toddler Time
Not old enough for preschool fun? Then this is the class for you! Join us for toddler time. Each month we will be doing a craft and then enjoying some unstructured play time.
For 18 months - 3 year olds

Consult the calendar of events for monthly date and time.
 
Preschool Storytime
This class is for 3-5 year olds who have not yet stated Kindergarten and are ready to attend class by themselves. Each week we will explore a different theme through books, songs, and crafts to instill a love of books for your child.
For 3 - 5 year olds not yet in Kindergarten

Monday's 6-6:45 PM, Wednesday's 10-10:45 AM, Thursday's 11:15-12:00 PM, Friday's 10-10:45 AM
 
Pre-K Play Day
Bring your preschooler for an hour of free play in our meeting room. Stations will be set up for your child to freely choose what they want to do. Possible stations include art, puppets, music, grocery store, blocks, and dinosaurs.
For 3 - 5 year olds

Consult the calendar of events for monthly date and time.
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SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS
 
Eager Readers
This weekly class will continue to develop your child's love for reading though art, cooking, science activities, and of course, books!
For K - 5th grade

Homeschool Edition - Monday's 1-2 PM
School Edition - Monday's 4-5 PM
 
Early Dismissal Fun Day!
Kindergartener-5th graders can bring their own lunch and join us for an afternoon of fun games, crafts, and activities. Lunch and group games will run from 11:45 am until 1:00 pm, followed by crafts & activities from 1:00-2:00 pm.
For K - 5th grade

Consult the calendar of events for monthly date and time.
 
Fit 4 Life
Join us as we learn how to stay Fit 4 Life! The class which is provided in conjunction with Riverside Medical Center will include exercise, discussion about healthy eating habits and other ways to keep our bodies fit, and a healthy snack.
For K - 5th grade

Consult the calendar of events for monthly date and time.
 
K-3 Sparks
Kindergartener - 3rd graders join us as we do explore books and do a craft!
For K - 3rd grade

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Tail Waggin' Tutors
Does your child love dogs? Would you like him/her to have a chance to read out loud to a therapy dog? If you answered yes to either of these questions, please give the children's department a call to set up a time for your child to read to one of our tail waggin' tutors.
For K - 5th grade

Consult the calendar of events for monthly date and time.
 
Tween Monthly Activity
Both boys and girls in 4th and 5th grade can join us for a time to explore a new subject and create something that goes along with the theme.
For 4th - 5th grade

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Tween Boys' Club
In this 4th and 5th grade boys' club, the children will participate in a variety of activities, including science, the arts, and cooking.
For 4th - 5th grade

First Thursday of the month from 3:30-4:30 PM.
 
Tween Girls' Club
In this 4th and 5th grade girls' club, the children will participate in a variety of activities, including science, the arts, and cooking.
For 4th - 5th grade

Second Thursday of the month from 3:30-4:30 PM.
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  FUN THINGS TO DO AND EXPLORE!
   
 
Link To CCPLD's KidsBuzz KidsBuzz, where you can meet 3 to 6 authors a week who have written special notes exclusively for you. Enter contests, get free bookplates, books and bookmarks plus personal stories and more.  Join!
   
  ABCmouse
ABC Mouse is available for in library use only
   
  Novelist K-8 Plus
   
  Go Grolier
   
  Tumblebooks
   
  Bookman
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to check our online calendar for more Children's & Tween Events!

 

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