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Children

Children have fun attending weekly programs with their caregivers, make new friends and develop early literacy skills.

Early Literacy Programs

  • Book Babies Lap-Sit – for infants from birth to 2 years and their caregivers
  • Tales for Two’s and Three’s – a story program designed for toddlers and their caregivers
  • Preschool Story Time – for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers
  • Music & Motion – for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers

LEGO Club

Children 5-11 years old spend an hour building and creating

LEGO-Rama

LEGO-Rama LogoAn annual event that includes an original design contest for ages 4-13, nonjudged design exhibits for ages 14 and up, building contests, and special programs. LEGO-rama is offered in January.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading PhotoIn addition to the regular early literacy programs and LEGO Club, school-age programs make summer fun and keep kids reading, with logs to keep track of time spent reading, incentives, and the chance to help your school win the summer reading Traveling Trophy!

For more information about these and other services, contact the Library.  For a calendar of library events, click here.


Digital Microscopes

Children's Digital Microscopes.Explore the world on a microscopic level using a digital microscope at one of the five multimedia computers in the children’s library. Microscopes  are perfect for examining objects such as coins, stamps, rocks, gems, insects, plants, skin, fibers and  much more. Use snapshot images in research papers for school!

Backpack Kits

Children's Backpack.Theme related kits contain a selection of materials for a wide range of grade levels, and include books, audio tapes and compact discs, videos, multimedia and bibliographies. Kits check out for 14 days.

LEAP Kits
(Library Early-Learning Activities Project)

Children's LEAP Kit.Theme related kits contain a variety of materials for children birth to 5 years old, and include books, multimedia, puppets, flannel board activities, puzzles and more. Kits check out for 14 days.


Read Logohttp://www.bookadventure.com/ - Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.
Storyline logohttp://www.storylineonline.net/ - Storyline Online, presented by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, is an online streaming video program featuring SAG members reading childrens books aloud. Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas.
TumbleBookLibrary logohttp://www.tumblebooks.com/ - The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, and Tumble Puzzles & Games.

Leveled Book Lists  http://home.comcast.net/~ngiansante/ 

AR BookFinder  http://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx 


Caldecott Medal – Annual award to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottwinners/caldecottmedal

Coretta Scott King Award - Annual award to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values
http://www.ala.org/emiert/cskbookawards/recipients

Newbery Medal - Annual award to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberywinners/medalwinners

Pura Belpre Award – Annual award to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth
http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal/belprepast

Young Readers Choice Award (YRCA) – Annual nominations and awards sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association
http://www.pnla.org/yrca