Fox River Valley Public Library District
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Children's Services Department

For assistance, please call 847-428-3661, choose option 2

  Award-Winning Books
Leveled Readers
 Museum Pass Program
NoveList K-8 Plus
Tumble Books Online     

Events, Storytimes, and Programs






The Children's Department hosts all kinds of fun and educational programs and storytimes for everyone -- from babies to sixth graders, and the whole family. View the Children's Events Calendar to see or register for upcoming programs.

1,001 Books Before Kindergarten
Birth to Pre-K

Help your child get ready to read, starting right now! They’re never too young—even babies benefit from hearing someone read to them.

Join 1,001 Books Before Kindergarten by coming to either of our libraries to register. You will get a welcome packet including a special binder and book logs to track all the books you read with your child. Get small prizes as you work toward your 1,001 books.

Museum Pass

Museum Adventure Pass Program


Check out a Museum Adventure Pass using your library card. Available at both the Dundee Library and Randall Oaks Branch! Passes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes cannot be reserved or checked out online or on the phone. (List of Participating Museums)


NoveList K-8 Plus

Novalist K-8 Plus


Fiction and nonfiction book recommendations, read-alikes, award lists, book talks, and author biographies. NoveList K-8 Plus



Tumble Books Online

Tumblebooks Games, Puzzles & More


Online books, puzzles & games!

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Searching for Leveled Readers

Use the following websites to locate books by reading level. Then, use the library catalog to check on book availability or use the "Search by Lexile Number" directly from our catalog.

Scholastic Book Wizard
Search by author, title or keyword. Provides levels for Guided Reading, Lexile Level and Developmental Reading Assessment. Also has "Book Alike" to search for books at similar interest and reading levels.

Lexile: Find a Book
The official site for Lexile levels. Search by author, title, Lexile or grade level and genre.

AR Book Finder
Search for books in Accelerated Reader program by author, title or topic. Provides interest level, book reading level and AR points.

Searching for Award-Winning Books

Use the following websites to locate award-winning books. Then, use the library catalog to check on book availability.

Illinois Readers’ Choice Awards
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award: for Grades 4-8
Bluestem Award: for Grades 3-5
Monarch Award: for Grades K-3

Association for Library Service to Children Awards
John Newbery Medal: most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
Randolph Caldecott Medal Award: most distinguished picture book illustrations
Andrew Carnegie Medal: most outstanding video production
Coretta Scott King Award: works by African American authors and illustrators
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award: lasting contribution by author or illustrator
Mildred L. Batchelder Award: book originally published in a language other than English
Odyssey Award: producer of the best audiobook
Pura Belpré Award: book that best portrays Latino culture
Robert F. Sibert Medal Award: most distinguished informational book
Theodor Seuss Geisel Award: most distinguished book for beginning readers

Other Awards
Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature: search by age level, setting, language, etc.

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