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050Storytimes
We offer a variety of storytimes for children from birth - 5-years-old. There are storytimes Tuesday through Friday.  We will read, sing, and play together.

pic_parents_1001books1,001 Books Before Kindergarten
AAPLD's early literacy initiative for children from birth through age 5. The program is designed to inspire parents to read to their children and support them in their efforts.

PT-PatchClubPatch Club
Keep track of your reading and turn in your log to earn a patch. Best for preschoolers who have finished 1,001 Books Before Kindergarten or Kindergartners and up. 

pic_parents_early-literacyEarly Literacy
Did you know that reading to your child and teaching them to read are key steps to school and life success? Check out even more tips on helping your child learn how to read.

PT-YouthBookClubsYouth Book Clubs
We offer different book clubs for kids in K-8th grade. Learn more about our different clubs and sign-up for one of our monthly programs. 

pic_parents_book-buddiesBook Buddies 
Your child in grades 1-8 can practice reading aloud to a teen volunteer this Fall every other Tuesday at 4pm. Registration is now open.

PT-summerreadingSummer/Winter Reading Programs
Help turn your child into a life-long reader by joining the Library’s Summer and Winter Reading Programs. 

PT-teacher2Teacher Materials Request
Request up to 15 library items on a specific subject to be pulled for checkout.

pic_parents_preschoolArea Preschools
Not sure which preschool is the right fit for your family? Our guide includes locations, hours, fees, websites and more!

pic_parents_homeschoolSchool Districts/Homeschooling 
For your convenience, we've compiled links for local school districts as well as homeschooling resources for new and established homeschoolers. 

pic_parents_park-districts2Park Districts
Explore the wealth of recreational resources at your park district. The Library is proud to partner with the Village of Algonquin Events and Recreation Division for many programs.

pic_parents_museum-pass2Museum Adventure Pass
Stop by the Youth Services Desk to get your pass good for free admission or special discounts at Chicago area museums (one per household per week).

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