For Kids

Children Programs Events Calendar

The Youth Services collection serves the needs of infants through 5th graders. The materials available include books, board books, magazines, books-on-CD, DVDs, kits (book & CD), music CDs, graphic novels, and Wii games.

There are catalog/database and internet computers for juvenile use in the department. The internet stations also feature word processing and can print black/white or color copies.

Families and visitors of all ages are welcome to enjoy story times, crafts, book discussions, special events, and programs. Check the program events calendar for dates and times.

Summer Reading logs now available!

A special thank you to the following for sponsoring Summer Reading programs or donating prizes:

4-C (Community Coordinated Child Care), Applebee’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Chipotle, Culvers of DeKalb, Dairy Queen, DAR: General John Stark Chapter, DuPage County Children’s Museum, Epic Air, Friends of the DeKalb Public Library, The Gaming Goat, Kane County Cougars, Kuiper’s Family Farm, McDonalds, NIU Center for P-20 Engagement, Parties with Character, Resource Bank, Rockford Ice Hogs, Steak ‘n Shake, Illinois Railway Museum, and the Texas Roadhouse.

Youth and Children’s Book Listslist_icon

Eager to find a new book to read? Want to know what to read next? Our book lists offer many suggestions on a variety of topics, from dinosaurs to graphic novels and more!


Children’s Book Award Sitesawards

These sites offer a wealth of award-winning books, stories, information, videos, and more for youth.



Local and Other Linksinterneticons





TumbleBooks are ebooks that add narration, animation, and sound to help children enjoy reading.

TumbleBookCloud Junior

TumbleBookCloud Junior is an online collection of e-books and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books!  This database is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to read beyond the picture book collection in the TumbleBookLibrary.  It is designed specifically for kids in grades three to six


TumbleReadables offer read-along titles for elementary, middle school, and high school readers.