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!

Colorful Stories to Match the Season; Awesome Autumn by Bruce Goldstone; fall leaves

Programs

Join us for a wide variety of programs for children.

Battle of the Books

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We are looking for students in grades 4-5 to join our Battle of the Books teams! Entry deadline is Nov. 2. Program details and entry form.

Story Time Series

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

Story Time SeriesAges
Bouncing BabiesPre-walking infants under 13 months, with adult.
Wonderful Walkers Walking infants under 24 months, with adult.
Parent/Child Story Time2 & 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

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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