ZB Kids


We are seeking American Girl Doll Donations! Help us grow our circulating doll collection by donating or sharing the flyer, available for download here.

We’ll accept dolls, clothing, and accesories in any condition. Donations can be dropped off at the Youth Services Desk, or mailed to the following address:
Zion-Benton Public Library
Attn: Garnet Miller
2400 Gabriel Ave.
Zion, IL 60099

Preschool Programs

Active Play Dates 2017
Tuesdays: 3/28 | 10 AM

Preschool Storytimes

  • Busy Bees Bunch: Get your little ones ready to read with these fun-filled sessions. One caregiver per child is recommended. R-Suggested
    Mondays, 1/16/17-3/20/17 | 6-6:30 PM | Infants-Age 3
    Tuesdays, 1/17/17-3/21/17 | 10:30-11 AM | Infant to Age 3
  • Stories and More:Stories, fingerplays, and music get children ready to read. Come to one session or all of them!
    • New Sessions Will Be Announced Soon!
      Mondays | 11-11:30 AM | Ages 3-6
      Tuesdays | 9:30-10 AM | Ages 3-6
      Wednesdays | 6:30-7 PM | Ages 3-6

Ongoing Activities

Calling all explorers! Each week brings a new adventure as we explore the world around us through science, drama, travel, and crafts!
Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 PM | Grades K-4

  • 2/22: Surface Tension
  • 3/1: Book Bingo!
  • 3/8: Camouflage
  • 3/15: U.S. National Parks
  • 3/22: The Telephone
  • 3/29: Spring Break, no meeting!

Minecraft Club Junior
Use a computer in Youth Services to play in the library’s Minecraft world. Click here to request a Minecraft Alias.
Mondays: 2/27, & 3/27 | 3-5 PM | Grades K-4 | R-Suggested

Let your imagination run wild or use the monthly theme to create a LEGO® masterpiece! This drop-in program encourages creativity and develops planning and constructing skills.
Thursdays: 3/2 | 4-6 PM | All Ages

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ZB Staff will provide supervised activities, gaming, snacks, and mentoring. This year, students are expected to demonstrate the six community character traits: Respect, Perseverance, Responsibility, Safety, Integrity, and Kindness. The ASP does not meet on school holidays.
Mondays & Thursdays | 3:30-5:30 PM | Grades 4-12
Wednesdays | 2-5 PM | Grades 4-12