The Children’s Room strives to be a fun place for children and families to learn and read together. We offer a wide variety of materials for learning and fun, including materials like books, media and games; toys like blocks, puzzles, puppets, and a play kitchen; and technology like computers.
We also offer programs and special events for kids up to and including age 12, such as:
- Friday Fun with Mr. Kim — music and movement with Mr. Kim from Appletree Arts — on the second Friday of each month, for children ages 2-5. This program runs October through May. Registration opens one week prior to the program (first Friday of the month) and anyone on the wait list will automatically be placed in the next months’ session.
- Special events and hosted performers
- Seasonal Drop-in Crafts
Please note that due to our limited space, the Children’s Room will be CLOSED when programs are taking place. In winter months, if school is canceled, library programs are cancelled.
We offer the following databases for children:
InfoTrac Jr. Edition contains reference materials, newspaper and magazine articles, encyclopedia articles and eBooks on student research topics. It’s ideal for grades 4-8.
Encyclopedia Britannica’s Children’s Public Library and Elementary School interfaces offer guided searching on topics like animals and geography, and contains multimedia and articles at a K-4 grade level, while the Middle School interface for grades 5-8 has keyword searching and how-to help on writing research papers, book reviews, science reports and presentations.
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.
Just for Kids
A parenting section full of helpful information can be found in the Adult non-fiction stacks.