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New Magazines for Kids!


We have a lot of great magazine titles for kids already — including Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic, and many more — and now we’ve added some new titles to check out! Stop by the Youth Services desk on the lower level.    Disney Jr. Designed for preschoolers, this magazine…

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Reading Patch Club Begins September 6

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Calling all readers!  The Reading Patch Club begins next week!  All Algonquin cardholders in grades K-8, plus preschoolers who have finished the 1,001 Books Before Kindergarten program, are invited to stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up.   In our Reading Patch Club, children earn patches for reading…

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Spending Time with Senator McConnaughay

The Algonquin Area Public Library was honored to have a special visitor stop by for a visit last week.  Illinois State Senator, Karen McConnaughay, kindly spent her time meeting patrons, staff, and engaging our youngest patrons in a fun story, Grace for President, by Kelly DiPucchio.  The children in attendance loved being…

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Make Slime at Home


A great, albeit, messy activity for you and your little ones to do at home is to make slime. Last week we played outside with a group of kids and we made Oobleck and played  with a glittery, stretchy slime called Galaxy Slime. It was a messy, good time! In…

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Finding Dory at the Library!!

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After 13 long years, we are excited to hear that one of our favorite characters, Dory, is back in a new movie!  Finding Dory hit the big screen in June, and the library has been all a buzz with conversations about Dory, Nemo, and the ocean.  To nourish those inquiring…

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