Services for Children


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Want to know what children's programs are going on and what other special information the Services for Children staff members want to share with you?

Children's Department
at Main Library
Go to a branch page by scrolling down and choosing the branch you wish to visit.
Looking for book reviews, craft ideas, and much more from the Services for Children staff? Check our Family Zone Blog!

The Perfect Picks page showcases books suggested by the Services for Children staff.

Early Literacy information for parents and caregivers of children from birth through kindergartenLiteracy resources including reading games and BookFlix.
Learning, phonics and education games for use at any library location at ABCmouse.comResources for homeschooling families

Our Collection
The following items can be found in the Children's Department at Main and all of the branches:

Picture BooksBoard BooksBeginning Reader BooksMagazines
Non-FictionFictionPaperbacksComic Style Novels
Preschool DVDsBooks on CD/MP3Board Games,
Puzzles, and Toys
 Music CDs


Programs and Services

Story Times

  • Family Story Time (all ages)

  • Baby Story Time (for babies 6-24 months)

  • Toddler Story Time (2-3 year olds)

  • Preschool and Kindergarten Story Time (4-5 year olds)

Summer Library Program
This annual program encourages children to read and visit the library while out of school. Entertainers and incentives make the program fun!

Special Programs

  • After School Specials:  Movies, craft programs, LEGO® club

  • Art and Craft Activities:  Seasonal and Holiday Make-It/Take-Its

  • Passive Programs: Scavenger Hunts, I Spy, Tests of Knowledge

  • Special Interest Programs:  Homeschoolers at the Library, Little STEMs, Autism Family Night

Special Services

  • Tours for groups of children

  • Internet and game access computers for children, students and caregivers

  • Teacher Classroom Packs

  • Access Programs - special library programs for students

  • Teacher In-Service programs

  • Extended teacher loan period

Outreach Programs
The Outreach Librarian is available to come to your group or organization to talk about the library and its services for children.

Dial 419.526.BOOK (419.526.2665) to hear a new story each week.


Upcoming Events

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