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Lemont Public Library
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About Youth Services

Welcome to the Youth Services department! Our staff is waiting to help you find what you need, whether it's a recommendation for an easy reader or a calendar of our upcoming events. Stop by our service desk for a chat!   

We offer a wide variety of books, movies, music, audiobooks, science kits, and more to entertain and introduce your children to a world of knowledge at every age. We also have seating to relax and read or to work on homework. Work is important, but so is play! We have a dedicated area with puzzles, Duplos, and games to use at the library.

Lemont Public Library Social Story

Our LPL Social Story Feb 2022.pdf uses simple words and pictures to show kids what to expect while visiting the library. This guide is intended to clarify social expectations and build visual familiarity with the library, which can be especially helpful for kids who need extra support during new or possibly challenging situations. We hope this story makes your visit to the library a more comfortable and positive experience.

The Children's Activity Center

We plan and host a variety of events for children including storytimes, art programs, and more! Learn more about our events by visiting Event Signup. Most of our programs happen in our Children's Activity Center, located right here in the Youth Services Department. In addition to hosting programs, the room also features a family restroom with a changing table.

Feeling Unwell?

Please help us keep all our patrons healthy by staying home if your kids are sick. We look forward to your visit when they are feeling well again! 

Need some games, videos, or books to keep the kids occupied when they are ill? What about some items for yourself too? Fill out  the form below, and our staff will check out the items and have them waiting for pick up in the library vestibule. 

Unattended Children

The safety and well-being of your children is our top priority. To use the library on their own, a child must be 10 years or older. Children under 10 must be accompanied by and in sight of a parent or caregiver age 14 or older in accordance with our Unsupervised Children Policy. During family programs or other events that require a caregiver to be present, the responsible adult or caregiver age 14 or older must remain in the room at all times.



All of our weekly drop-in storytimes are designed with lots of interaction in mind, so parents and caregivers must remain in the room throughout the program. You'll not only be modeling good listening and participation for your kids, you'll have fun doing it! 

Questions about storytime or other services? Call 630-257-6541 x 3.

List of weekly storytimes for babies and toddlers


Description and dates of an early literacy program

Summer Storywalk dates and location

Dates & locations for storytimes at local parks

Description of a summer reading incentive program

Baby Bundles

Checking out a Baby Bundle is a wonderful way to bring early learning concepts home. Each bundle has 4 board books on a different theme and an educational toy. Look at the complete list of bundles here. Try them all!

Baby Bundles were made possible with a generous gift from The Learning Experience of Lemont.

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten & Other Reading Challenges

Reading with your child every day not only helps to develop pre-reading skills that are a key to success in schools, but also fosters a lifelong love of reading. This ongoing program is open to any child from birth to five-years-old who has not started kindergarten. Log each book you read together and earn prizes along your way to 1000! Sign up here through Beanstack, the free Beanstack Tracker app, or in-person at the Youth Services Desk.

Your preschooler can participate in other fun reading challenges through Beanstack as well! Look for our Winter Reading program in January and our Summer Learning Challenge in June.

Book Recommendations

NoveList K-8 Plus: Find great read-alikes for kids' favorite series and authors. Discover new books by using the advanced search or browse books by mood. What do you need to access all these fantastic recommendations? Your Lemont Library card of course!

Museum Passes & Discounts

Did you know you can get free admission or discounted tickets to Illinois museums and other attractions with your library card? 

Visit our Museum Adventure Programs page for more information!

Book Bundles

Book bundles come with three fantastic stories on a theme to read aloud. These bundles are especially great for early elementary teachers and families, but anyone can check them out. Current themes include Nice Hat!, Dance Party!, and King of the Jungle. Check the Youth Services department often for new bundles and new themes!

Book Suggestions

NoveList K-8 Plus: Find read-alikes for your favorite series and authors. Discover new books with the advanced search or browse books by mood. What do you need to have all these suggestions at your fingertips? Your Lemont Library card of course!

Reading Programs

Reading for fun and reading what you want are two key practices for creating lifelong readers. Make these a habit by creating a Beanstack account and participating in our seasonal reading programs: the Winter Reading Challenge in January and the Summer Learning Challenge in June.

Museum Passes & Discounts

Did you know you can get free admission or discounted tickets to Illinois museums and other attractions with your library card? 

Visit our Museum Adventure Programs page for more information!

Materials Requests

Teachers, do you need books for your class, but don't have time to pick them out yourself? Let us do the work for you! Tell us about your topics, audience, and a few more details by completing the form below and we'll pull the materials for you. Please allow up to three business days for your request to be filled.

Preschool & School Visits

Looking for a librarian to visit your school? Contact us to book a storytime, book talk, or other program for your classroom. For preschool visits, email Joan Stoiber at and for school visits, email Beth Kerns at Please book your visit at least two weeks in advance as availability is limited.

Reciprocal Borrowers

If you aren't eligible to get a Lemont Public Library card, you may be able to register as a reciprocal borrower. If you're a member of a different public library, fill out the form below to register your card so that you can check out materials here. Material limits or exclusions may apply. 

Holiday Collection

Books, movies, and music for most holidays including Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are kept in storage during their off-seasons. If you would like to see holiday books that are in storage, just ask at the Youth Services Desk and we would be happy to help!

W.O.W. Kits

Our W.O.W. Science Kits are a great way to bring home STEM fun and learning! Each kits features educational toys or models to explore robotics, earth science, anatomy, and more. Kits may be checked out by any Pinnacle Library cardholder for two weeks. 

Click here to see a complete list of our W.O.W. kits.

Puzzles & Games

Want to give your kids a break from screen time? We have puzzles and board games to check out for family fun at home. Just ask at the Youth Services desk to find out what we have available!

Sensory Sets

Sensory Sets are kits containing 1-2 books as well as fidgets and other items designed to either stimulate or calm the senses. We have 12 kits based around 6 different themes, with 2 copies of each kit. The Sensory Set collection was made possible through a generous donation by Kiddie Academy.

Check out the full list of Sensory Sets here!

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