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.


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.

Programming Announcement

The Library offers several different types of programs:

  • In-Person Only: These programs are offered in-person at the Library or another location.
  • Hybrid Programs: These programs are offered in-person at the Library and will also be streamed live on Zoom. You can attend however works best for you!    
  • Virtual Only: These programs are offered online only, either through Zoom or another platform such as Facebook Live. If you cannot access virtual programs at home, contact the Library to discuss possible accommodations.

Please note: All in-person programming is offered in compliance with state and local guidance on gatherings. In the event that the guidance on gatherings changes, the Library will update its programming plans to ensure the health and safety of staff and patrons. Any changes made to our programming schedule will be posted on the Library website as soon as possible.

Questions about our Zoom programs? Check out our FAQ. If you have other questions about our fall programming, please feel free to email the reference desk or call the Library.

Remote Learning Resources

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