Children

The Children’s Library serves children from infant through fifth grade and their families. Individuals with special needs are welcome here, too.

  • Have a program idea?
  • Want recommendations for a good book or series?

Let us know what’s on your mind—we’re happy to help!

Programs

Join us for a wide variety of programs for children.

Summer Reading

June 18 to August 31 
Sign up for Summer Reading! Earn a free book by reaching your reading goal!

Story Time Series

These story time series are held in the winter, spring, and fall.

Story Time Series Ages
Bouncing Babies Pre-walking infants under 13 months, with adult.
Wonderful Walkers  Walking infants under 24 months, with adult.
Parent/Child Story Time 2 & 3 year olds, with adult. Siblings welcome.
Story Time for 2 & 3 Year Olds* Child must be at least 2 years old at start of series, with adult. Siblings welcome.
Story Time for 3-6 Year Olds* Child must be at least 3 years old at start of series.
PJ Story Time * For families with children ages 2-6.

* = No Registration Required

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Reading Suggestions

Fun Items to Borrow

We also loan activities and tech devices.

Early Learning

Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library recommends these five proven steps to help raise a reader.

  • Talking with children helps them learn about language by listening to parents talk and joining in the conversation.
  • Singing slows down language so children can hear the different sounds in words.
  • Reading together develops vocabulary and comprehension and motivates children to want to learn to read.
  • Writing with children helps them understand that printed letters stand for spoken words.
  • Playing helps children learn language and literacy skills as they put thoughts into words and talk about what they are doing.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Foundation recommends reading, even re-reading, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 books before Kindergarten. Pick up a packet at the Children’s Desk.

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