Children’s Programs

The STPL Children’s Department offers programs for children and families of all ages, including storytimes, craft and sensory programs and special and seasonal events. To register for programs and more information, visit our calendar of events.

For questions about children’s programming, contact Children’s staff at (815) 725-4368 or

Shorewood-Troy Public Library is following governmental guidelines for large group gatherings. We will continue with online/virtual programming until it is deemed safe to gather in large groups again.

Click the icon to see an interactive guide with links to Shorewood-Troy Public Library materials for homeschooling.

Following the Every Child Ready To Read simple practice — Read — STPL’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten helps parents and other caregivers develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age four.

Signing up for the program is simple; stop into the Children’s Department to fill out a library card application and then create your child’s account on Beanstack to easily log your child’s reading from the convenience of your phone or computer! 

If you have any questions, give us a call at (815) 725-4368 or email us at