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Geneseo, IL 61254

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Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 PM
Closed Sunday

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Kids & Beyond

Watch Miss Sandy on Facebook!

Miss Sandy has videos posted on Facebook for grade school and under.

STEAM Programs

All programs are held at the Geneseo Public Library and are one hour in length. Please stop by!

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Scholastic Learn at Home Website

Scholastic Learn at Home is a free website that provides students with 20* days’ worth of exciting learning journeys carefully created by our editors to span the content areas and keep your students actively engaged and challenged.

Click Here for Scholastic Learn At Home

Power Up at the Library

You are invited to come to join Lego Builders and Snap Circuits Power Hour gatherings every 3rd Thursday of the month from 4:00-5:00 p.m. for 5+-year-olds and up.
Drop in to work, play, invent, create and build at the library. Please pick-up promptly at 5:00 pm.

Story Hour at the library

Come in or call to sign your child up for stories and craft sessions. More information is listed below on the storytimes and ages.

Reading Programs

  • Rubber Duckies - For ages birth through age 3 (with a caregiver) on Wednesdays from 10:00-10:30 am. Join us for a half-hour session of fun-filled stories, songs, bounces, and rhymes. 
  • Sprouts - For ages 3 and up on Thursdays (with a caregiver) from 10:00-11:00 am. Songs, stories, and simple crafts will fill an hour-long session of fun. Summer months include up to 11-year-olds.
  • Music Time with Miss Tina - Registration required. Held on the first Friday each month. Ages birth through 2 years of age meets at 9:15 to 9:45 am.  Ages 3 through 5 years of age meet from 10:00 to 11:00 am.  Registration required. Class size is limited to 20 children.

At-Home Reading Program for Your Preschooler

We have a reading incentive for children not yet in kindergarten. We will have Reading Logs that you will receive when you sign up for the program. On them please record any book the child has read to them or listens to in audio form. The same book can be repeated, especially if they have a favorite.

We want them to enjoy reading and studies show the more books they are exposed to when younger, the better they will do in school. 

Click Here To Find Your Child's Reading Level

Take a Hike

Take a HikeThe Illinois Department of Natural Resources has developed a new educational resource to use with children in grades PreK thru 3.  The “field trip pack” contains hands-on equipment to encourage young children to explore nature. The Field Trip Pack can be checked out at the Geneseo Public Library.

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Fun and Game Sites for Kids and Parents

Places To Visit

Educational & Fun Sites

Genealogy Sites for Kids

Get started discovering your family tree

Read a Book Online

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Parents Corner: Tips for Parents

Unattended Children's Policy

Children are the future of Geneseo and it is important to provide the best care for them.  In the library, we nourish young minds and provide the best library service possible.  Busy public access buildings are not always safe and secure for children to be left alone and the library staff is not responsible for a child’s safety in the absence of a parent or guardian.  The library does not have sufficient staff to continually monitor children or act in place of a parent or guardian.

Unattended children or those who are disruptive can create problems for themselves and others because they are too young to be left unattended.  Examples of disruptive behavior include but are not limited to screaming, excessive crying, running, fighting, climbing on furniture etc. Their misbehavior makes it difficult for others to enjoy using the library. The librarian might ask any parent or guardian to leave the library temporarily to get the child under control.  Children under 10 should not be left unattended anywhere in the library. A child 10 years and younger may be accompanied by a responsible person age 14 years and older.  The rules of the Geneseo Public Library District include:


Here are some helpful guidelines for parents or guardians:

  • Teach your children their address and telephone number at home and at work so you can be reached in case of an emergency.
  • Pick up your child before closing time at the library.  This closing time is posted on the front door and also on the library’s website (  For liability reasons and in keeping with this policy, the librarians are not permitted to stay with any child after closing.  Parents or guardians will be called to find a ride for the child.  If the librarian cannot contact the parents then the police will be called to pick up the child.


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805 N. Chicago Street
Geneseo, IL 61254
Phone: 309-944-6452
Fax: 309-944-6721
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Contact Information:
Claire Crawford, Director

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