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Having Fun at the Havana Public Library!

You can do more than just check out books at our library!

Our Summer Reading Program is packed with tons of fun activities. You can help us make a mess, read to an older buddy, build a house, or even meet some favorite characters!

During the school year make sure to stop in and look through our great children’s book collection. Cuddle up with one of our puppets, also available for check out, and spend an evening reading!

Photos From Around the Library!

Havana Public Library District Lawn CarnivalSlime experiments!Bubble experiments!Kids putting on an impromptu puppet show at the library.The kids fighting at our Hunger Games event.A preview of a creation from Lego Day.A group of kids sing at a talent show.A group of kids experiment with flour and a drum.A group of kids pose with the Snow Queen at the Fairy Tale Ball.Ana and Elsa sing along at the library.

The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with more than 8,500 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it! (From Age of Learning, Inc.)




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Early World of Learning
Image-based navigation helps young readers navigate through stories, games, videos, and interactive coloring pages for educational entertainment.

A visually stunning resource with intuitive iconography, Kidsprovides thousands of easy-to-read articles with embedded multimedia for increased comprehension. Includes fantastic age-appropriate resources, such as Important Pople, Science Projects, Webquests, and games.

Curious about what AR level your book is? Look it up!

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

2018 Book Awards

Monarch List

Illinois' Kindergarten through Third Grade Readers' Choice Award
See the .pdf of this list here.

After the Fall by  Dan Santat

Bob, Not Bob! by Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick

Claymates by Dev Petty 

Coyote Moon by Maria Gianferrari

Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds

A Different Pond by Bao Phi 

Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
 by Laurie Ann Thompson

If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

The Infamous Ratsos by Kara LaReau

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

John Deere, That’s Who! by Tracy Nelson Maurer

The Marigold Mess by Jacqueline Jules

The Night Gardener by Terry Fan & Eric Fan

Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille  by Jen Bryant

Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List by Kate Klise

Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers
 by  Sara Levine

The Water Princess Susan Verde by Peter H. Reynolds

We Are Growing by Laurie Keller

When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
 by Julie Fogliano

Zoey & Sassafras: Dragons & Marshmallows  by Asia Citro

Bluestem List

Illinois' Third through Fifth Grade Readers' Choice Award
See the .pdf of this list here.

Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
 by Susan Hood/ Sally Wern Comport

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin

Diamond Willow by Helen Frost

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Funny Bones: Posada and his Day of the Dead Calaveras
by Duncan Tonatiuh

Game Changer: John Mclendon and the Secret Game
by John Coy/ Randy DuBurke 

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord 

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her mark
by Debbie Levy/ Elizabeth Baddeley

Moo by Sharon Creech

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson

Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

The Secret Subway by Shana Corey/ Red Nose Studio

The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems/ Tony Diterlizzi

A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff

Ugly: a memoir by Rober Hoge/ Keith Robinson

What was the Great Chicago Fire? by Janet B. Pascal/ Tim Foley

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions 
by Chris Barton/ Don Tate

Wish by Barbara O’Connor

Rebecca Caudill List

Illinois' Fourth through Eighth Grade Readers' Choice Award
See the .pdf of this list here.

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Unbound by Ann Burg

Moo by Sharon Creech

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz

One Half From the East by Nadia Hashimi

Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie Lamana

March, Book 1 by John Lewis

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin

Falling Over Sideways by Jordan Sonnenblick

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story by Caren Stelson

The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson