Fortnite Books


With its combination of the excitement of shooters and the creativity and construction of sandbox games like Minecraft, Fortnite has taken the video game world by storm and it doesn’t seem like its popularity is letting up anytime soon. These books full of tips and tricks will help readers become the last one standing in the Battle Royale, plus an art book if they want to learn how to draw their favorite characters.



Fortnite Battle Royale Hacks : Advanced Strategies – Jason R. Rich

Fortnite Battle Royale Hacks : Secrets of the Island – Jason R. Rich

Fortnite Battle Royale Hacks : The Unofficial Gamer’s Guide – Jason R. Rich

Fortnite Battle Royale Hacks : Building Strategies – Jason R. Rich

The Fortnite Guide to Staying Alive: Tips and Tricks for Every Kind of Player – Damien Kuhn

Official Fortnite Battle Royale Survival Guide

Unofficial How to Draw Fortnite for Kids : Learn to Draw 40 of Your Favorite Fortnite Heroes by Andrew Howell

An Encyclopedia of Strategy for Fortniters : An Unofficial Guide for Battle Royale – Jason R. Rich

An Unofficial Encyclopedia of Strategy for Fortniters : ATK Driving Techniques, Challenges, and Stunts – Jason R. Rich

Miss Jessica



50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Astronomy program

Presented by the Popular Astronomy Club.

Program starts in the meeting rooms with a discussion of the night sky and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Afterwards we will be outside in the back parking lot between 8:00pm and 11:30pm for crafts and activities followed by night sky viewing. Outdoor viewing will be rescheduled in case of inclement weather.

Why We Love Messes: The Value of Sensory Play

“I can’t believe you guys are letting the kids play with sand inside the library!”

“I would never bring snow inside my house to paint with spray bottles!”

“I can’t believe my child played with shaving cream!  I would have never thought about letting her try that!”


We hear comments like this a lot.  What can we say?  We love messes!  Not only do we see some great social skills develop in our programs where we provide messy sensory play, but it is a great way to help your kiddo learn.  Yes, learn.  There is meaning to our madness, and it isn’t just so we can play with water beads (though we do enjoy them)!

There is a lot of research to support the power of play, especially sensory play.  The definition of sensory play is a play experience that encourages children to use one or more of the senses – sight, sound, smell, touch, taste, balance, and movement.  These sensory experiences help create neural pathways in the brain to assist in future learning so the next time they play, they know what to expect and even find new ways to explore.

As adults we don’t always realize all the things happening in a child’s brain while he happily dumps a bucket of water into dirt and then slaps his hands into the puddle of mud he created.  To us, it’s messy and more work!  We look at the situation and see an extra bath and more laundry.  However

Your child is experimenting with cause and effect.  If he adds water, he creates squishy, wonderful mud!  He feels the difference between the dry dirt and the wet mud.  He can smell the wet earth versus the dry.  He can hear the slurps and suction sounds as he pushes and pulls toys in and out of the mud.  He will problem solve to find a solution to get the mud off his hands when he is done, whether it is wiping them on his clothes, the grass, or even asking an adult for help.  By playing with others, he also learns about sharing and conflict resolution.

All of this input makes our kids smarter about the world around them and how it works.  This enhances their memory, provides new experiences that allows them to better predict outcomes of future experiences, and even builds their vocabulary as they learn new words to describe their experiences.  The benefits are endless!

For more information on the power of play, check out this blog post by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Miss Marta







United Way School Supply Drive


Help our Quad City area students start the school year by donating school supply items by July 18th. Drop off school supplies in our drop off boxes located in the library’s lobby, children’s department, or information desk.

School supply items needed:

  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Loose-Leaf Paper
  • Pocket Folders
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Washable Markers
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Backpacks
  • Erasers
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Scissors

Create with the Figge: Found Objects

Join us Thursday, July 11 at 6:00 pm.  Our friends from the Figge will show us how to create found object sculptures.  We will also learn more about the art of Vanessa German.


Registration is required.  You can register here or by calling us at 309-524-2480 or in person at the Children’s desk.