Weekly Walk-in Activities

Every weekday 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. kids in kindergarten through grade 5 are invited to drop-in to the Children’s area for a fun activity. Activities include: Maker Mondays, Tricky Tuesdays, Wind Down Wednesdays, Lego Thursdays, and Find It Fridays.

Graphic Novel Book Club

We read a graphic novel geared toward grades 3-5 and meet once a month to discuss it. In March, we will be reading El Deafo by Cece Bell! Register online or call us at (847)-395-0874. Snacks are provided.

OSMO

Available while at the Library. OSMO allows kids ages 5-11 to explore, learn, create, and interact with digital games in a whole new way. Antioch cardholder adults can check out OSMO to use with your kids while you visit the library. You will be provided an iPad and the stand and can choose from different fun games such as; coding, drawing, spelling, math, and tangrams. Ask for more details at the Children’s Desk.

KIBO

Another new addition to the Children’s Department is KIBO. A screen-free robot kit for kids 4 to 7 years old to create, design, decorate and bring their own robot to life! KIBO is an easy and fun way to introduce robotics and coding to your child and spark their interest in STEAM. Antioch cardholder adults can checkout the KIBO to use at the Library with your child. Ask the Children’s Desk for more information.

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Suggest a Program

If you would like to present a program at the Antioch Public Library District or would like to suggest a program the library should offer, please click the button to fill out and submit the form.

New Card Registration

Register online for a library card.

Homework Help & Digital Collection

Homework Help

Get live homework and skill building help from 2 P.M. to 11 P.M. This program serves K through College.

TumbleBook Library

The stories you know and love come to life through Tumble Books in an online collection of animated talking picture books. Kids can have their favorite books read to them!

A to Z Maps Online

Offers various detailed maps including world maps, regional maps, state maps, country maps, geology maps, exploration maps, and much more.

Kanopy Streaming

A film streaming service, more than 30,000 best films, including award-winning documentaries, classic films, and more. Limited to 5 checkouts per month.

ABC World Food

Offers detailed information on 174 different countries including recipes, dining etiquette, and special occasion foods.

Kids' Blog

The Kids’ Blog contains content for ages newborn to 5th grade. Look to see what the Children’s Department is discussing.

Book Suggestion Form

If you are looking for your next book, but aren’t sure what book that’s going to be, look no further! Click the graphic above and fill out as much of the form as you would like. Someone from the Library will contact you shortly with some great suggestions.

Museum Adventure Pass

The Antioch District Library participates in the Museum Adventure Pass program. APLD cardholders can receive free admission or a special discount to participating Chicago area destinations. These offers are good for one week from the pickup date and must be claimed at the library. For a list of participating organizations and the specials they offer, click the logo to the left. If you have any questions, please visit the Adult Reference Department or call (847) 395-0874 option 2.

Explore More Illinois

Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that allows Illinois public Library cardholders to get offers from museums, park districts, historical societies, performing and visual arts centers, and other attractions. Explore More Illinois is free and can be accessed 24/7 from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you have any questions, please visit the Adult Reference Department or call (847) 395-0874 option 2.

Launchpads

APLD has Launchpads for you to check out. They are tablets for children (ages 3-10) that are loaded with fun and engaging apps. Themes include: STEAM, early literacy, math, science and more.

Launchpads

Developmental Games

Look to the Library for educational and entertaining games to play with your child. Choose from several developmental games that you can check out for young learners (18 months through 10 years). Themes include alphabet, general knowledge, literacy, math, motor skills, phonics, social skills and STEM kits.

Developmental Games