Kid's Corner


Welcome!  The dedicated staff members of the Library work every day to grow young readers, spark imaginations, connect resources, create experiential programming, and develop community relationships supporting youth.

We encourage you to find a program just right for your child: from early childhood programs that build early literacy skills (Toddler Time & Preschool Story Time), to programs for children in elementary school, where children can create and learn.  The Library loves working with parents and teachers to support their great work through resources, tours, and programs.


With your Library card, you may choose from the Library's collection of DVDs, CDs, hands-on learning kits, eBooks, and over 9,000 children’s books to take home with you.


Drop by the Children's Desk on the Children's Floor and say hello.  We look forward to meeting you!  


Look no further for ideas about what to read next. Check out our Children's Reader Resources for Staff Picks, Best Seller Lists, Award Winning Book Lists, and Reading Recommendations & Reviews. We also hope you'll stop by the library for our awesome selection of books, CDs, and movies - or just to play with friends & family on the Children's Floor.

Is there a book you hope we'll buy? Fill out our Suggest a Purchase Form!  Do you have a comment or an idea for us? Need help finding something or have a question about the library? Contact us at or chat with a staff member.

Kid's Picks

Looking for ways to get involved at your library?  Come to Library Programs!

The library offers regular programs each month, and other seasonal programs throughout the year. Check the library calendar each month for latest updates on Kid's programs.

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a family challenge that celebrates early learning & the fun of sharing stories!  The best way to ensure a child has the skills necessary to learn to read is having someone read aloud to them.  They will learn that letters make sounds, sounds make words, and words make stories!  Create life long memories and instill a love of reading in your child.  Any child from birth until kindergarten, can sign up at any time.  Count any books read at bedtime, storytime, by teachers, librarians, family, & most importantly YOU!   If you read it more than once, count it!  Ebooks count, too.  Your end date is when your child begins kindergarten.  Sign up at the Children’s Room desk.  You will get a log to track your first 100 books (a check mark in a shape or have your child color it in).  Bring it back to us when you reach 100 for a certificate and a new log.  We will put a sticker displaying your child’s name in the library book of your choice.  From then on everyone who checks out the book will see that you are participating in 1000 Books before Kindergarten.  Your child’s name in a book is your option. 

  • Toddler Time meets every Friday morning at 10am.  Short stories and active movements for little ones from birth to 36 months and their grownups. 

Kid's Programs

Explore & Learn


Check out these awesome websites!

  • Early World of Learning - Early World of Learning is geared for emergent and beginning readers with Read-Aloud Books in English and in Spanish, Print and Do Activities, a wide variety of videos and easily navigable games that reinforce reading comprehension. Early World of Learning is iPad Optimized for a fun on the go app.   

  • World Book Kids - Kids features easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities

  • EBSCO Primary Search - Full-text magazine articles, grades K-8.

  • Fact Monster from Information Please Almanac.  - An almanac, dictionary, atlas, and encyclopedia online for the answers to tons of questions.

  • Birthday Time Capsule - Type in your birthdate and create a "time capsule" for the day you were born, including headlines, prices, top songs and TV shows, favorite toys, and popular books.

  • How Products Are Made - Gale Resources brings us a new database with great detailed descriptions and pictures about how things are made. Search by keyword or through an alphabetic list including televisions, DVD players, gum, and more!

  • How Stuff Works - If you’re interested in learning how stuff works through words and pictures, check out this site! This site has sections covering Auto, Science, Health, Entertainment, Travel, Computer, Electronics, Home, Money, and People.

  • Audible Stories - Free stories for kids while schools are closed.



Just For Kids

PBS Kids

Virus information & prevention resources for PreK - 12th Grade.


123 Homeschool 4 Me

Free printable worksheets and educational activities to help making learning fun. Resources arranged by grade or subject.

Homeschool Resources

Coming Soon!!!

Kits for Kids

Amazing Educational Resources

An ongoing list of educational companies offering free technology resources during the closures.  PreK-12th Grade.


Kate Messner: Read, Wonder, and Learn!

This is a library of resources for kids, families, teachers, and librarians to make sure that reading & learning can happen anywhere this spring.  Includes everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds (all shared with permission!) to drawing and writing mini-lessons.

Storyline Online

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.


Parents & Teachers

The Summer Reading Club is open to anyone ages 3-103!  

Summer Reading Club Information!

Summer Reading Club (SRC)

Vespasian Warner Public Library,

310 N. Quincy, Clinton IL 61727


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