Book Lists

Preparing for Preschool with Picture Books

It is no secret that we LOVE books here at the Algonquin Area Public Library!  We love how stories can help us understand and prepare for unknown experiences like the first day of school!  If your little one is curious or even nervous about what preschool may look like, sit down together to read stories that explore this topic.  Young children […]

Book Lists

Get Ready for the First Day of Kindergarten with Picture Books

The first day of school is quickly approaching.  Each child may begin the school year with a flood of emotions – excitement, anxiety, and nervousness.  Luckily, there are a number of children’s books that can help children understand and embrace these common feelings.  We’ve created a list of a few favorites, but make sure to stop by the Library to take a peek […]

500 Books Finishers

Look at Who has Read 500 Books!

Congratulations to all of our 500 book finishers!  These children are participating in our 1001 Books Before Kindergarten program and are well on their way to reaching their goal of 1,001 books.The 1,001 Books Before Kindergarten program is an early literacy initiative for children through age 5. Designed to inspire parents to read to their children from birth and support […]


Back-to-School Apps for Busy Families

The school year is HERE!  You might have purchased the school supplies, but have you nailed down schedules and routines? Luckily, there are a number of apps that can help your family stay organized and successfully juggle it all. Check out this list of apps that can help your family master the school day routine with a little less stress.  Artkive  – […]


Fall Book Buddies Registration is Open

Fall Book Buddies Registration is now open! School Year Book Buddies gives your child in grades 1-8 practice reading aloud to a teen volunteer for 35 minutes every other Tuesday at 4pm. Register online or stop by the Youth Services Desk to complete a paper registration form. The Fall session meets from September 6-November 29.