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Award-Winning Books
Leveled Readers
Museum Pass Program

Fun for Kids @ the Dundee Library
Special Events
Click on a hyperlink for more information about these fabulous programs for kids.
Critter Campout (All Ages)
Critter Drop Off: April 6-12 / Critter Pickup: April 21-27
Tree-mendous Arbor Day Craft (All Ages)
Día de los Niños/ Children's Day (Pre K-Grade 6)
Tuesday, April 29, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Registration recommended.)
Kid Writers Club (Grades 1-3)
Saturday, May 10, 10 to 11 a.m. (Registration required.)
Draw What You See! (Grades 3-6)
Saturday, May 17, 10 to 11 a.m. (Registration required.)

Fun for Kids @ the Randall Oaks Branch
Storytimes and More
Storytime @ Randall Oaks Branch

Drop-in for storytime at our branch library located on the lower level of the Randall Oaks Recreation Center at 500 North Randall Road in West Dundee.
All storytimes start at 10:30 a.m.:
Mondays: April 7
Saturdays: April 12 / May 3 & 24

See the Randall Oaks Page for more fun activities and special events for families!

Summer Storytime Session
Coming soon!

Preschool Storytime
Summer Storytimes and Free Play will run
June 2 through July 10. Registration begins in May.


Reading Patch Club
Kids cReading Patch Cluban wear their love of reading on their sleeve (or their backpack, jeans, or jacket!) by participating in the Reading Patch Club. The club invites children in preschool through eighth grade to read their favorite books and explore the library for new ones, which earns them patches. To sign up, come to the Dundee Children's Department or the Randall Oaks Branch. This programs runs from Sept. 9 to May 31.

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

Tumble Books Online
Tumblebooks Games, Puzzles & More

Online books, puzzles & games!
You may need to Download Adobe Flash Player.


Playaway Digital Book
Perfect for the car or quiet time! A Playaway is a tiny, electronic device which fits in the palm of your hand and is a pre-loaded, complete and self-playing audiobook. It comes with one AAA battery and a lanyard that can be worn around the neck for ease of portability. Patrons must supply their own earphones. Players can be checked out for four weeks. Playaway titles which we own.

Looking for Leveled Readers
Use the following websites to locate books by reading level. Then, use the library catalog to check on book availability.
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.

Looking 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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