The Children's Department of Lake Bluff Public Library provides current, responsive, high-interest materials and programs throughout the year for children through Grade 8. Programs include the annual Summer and Winter Reading Clubs, Preschool Storytime, and more. We are happy to offer suggestions for reading and viewing materials, as well as "read-alike" choices, for every child.

Our collection includes a wide variety of books and eBooks/eAudiobooks. The department also houses a wonderful collection of magazines, DVDs, Blu-rays, and CDs that can be enjoyed by children and their families.


New Resource

Educate Station logo.You can now use your Lake Bluff Library card to access Educate Station, a collection of learning plans and worksheets featuring ready-to-use, hands-on activities for kids to do at home or at school.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten: children reading and playing at a campground

This program will help your little one learn key building blocks to literacy and language fluency. Whether your child is three months old or three years old, reading helps build social and emotional skills, sparks creativity and imagination and promotes bonding. Learn more about how to join this program.

Reading Lists

Want even more reading lists? More lists can be found on our Children's Department Reading Lists page.


Social Story

What is a social story? A social story is a tool that helps children with disabilities or who have difficulties with unfamiliar situations know what to expect when they come to the library, or any other unfamiliar place. This social story will help children understand what they can expect to happen and activities they can participate in while at the library. View our social story here.

Remote Learning and Home School Resources

We've got a whole page of remote learning and home school resources available for you.