816 E. Glen Ave. Peoria Heights, IL 61616
(309) 682-5578



Kristina Short – Children’s Librarian
816 E Glen Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
(309) 682-5578

The Children's department serves children from birth through 8th grade with a collection that includes:

  • picture books,
  • classic to contemporary children's fiction,
  • Rebecca Caudill Award books,
  • graphic novels,
  • eBooks & eAudio books through our virtual library Alliance Digital Media Library powered by Overdrive,
  • and a broad non-fiction collection for general interest, homework help, and Summer Reading Club requirements.

The children's librarian can assist with reader's advisory, research, and curriculum support.

Media collections and children's magazines are also available for checkout.

Regular toddler and preschool programs are scheduled as well as programs for school-age children.

Check out our Special Events page and view our calendar of events for a list of programs.

Our children’s area is truly dedicated to each and every child with its two computers and tables with games and puzzles. It also offers a unique library experience for children to read their books while sitting in our blue bathtub, half-circle couch, and a large, colorful gazebo.


24 July 2014


from 3.00pm until 4.00pm

25 July 2014

Last Day to Report Reading Hours!

from 12.00am 25 July 2014 until 12.00am 26 July 2014

26 July 2014

Closed on Saturdays during the summer.

from 12.00am 26 July 2014 until 12.00am 27 July 2014

27 July 2014

Closed on Sundays

from 12.00am 27 July 2014 until 12.00am 28 July 2014

28 July 2014

Yarns & Needles

from 10.00am until 12.00pm

29 July 2014

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

from 11.00am until 1.00pm

Wet & Wild Water Show! Final Party!

from 4.30pm until 5.30pm