Easy Readers Book Club For kids grade kindergarten through second grade. Introducing a book club for some of our youngest readers. Once a month we will all read the same Juvenile Easy Reader(JER) book together. Then, you can visit here to complete projects related to the book. You can also use padlet to learn more about the book we just finished and to find other similar reads.

Spine Crackers Book Club: Join us for our virtual book club for 3rd-5th graders!

Find out the details through our padlet site here.

The Great APLD Scavenger Hunt: Are you looking for things to do this summer? Do you like family crafts, creative problem solving, nature walks, reading, and other fun activties? Well, join us for the Great APLD Scavenger Hunt. Every two weeks we’ll post new challenges you can complete from home while social distancing. Once an item has been completed you may upload a photo of your project for all to see. This challenge is just for fun. There are no points or teams. Everyone is a winner! Check out our whacky activties on padlet.com.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: APLD’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten provides reading logs to track progress, reading tips for caregivers, prizes to children who reach reading milestones, recognition on our 1000 Books Wall of Fame, and lots of encouragement and enthusiasm!

Visit the Childrens Services desk to give your child the tools for reading success today.

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.


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.


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