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.

Summer Reading

CIN Summer ReadingIn 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.

If you would like to participate in our Summer Reading Program, you can find out more about it here (click).

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

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)

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.

LEGO Club

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

 

Summer Reading

In 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.

  • AR BookFinder – Searching for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360® quiz is easy with Accelerated Reader Bookfinder®. Students, teachers, parents, and librarians can search in English or Spanish using criteria such as ATOS book level or a Lexile™ measure, interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more.
Caldecott Medal – Annual award to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book.
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.
Newbery Medal – Annual award to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
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.
Young Readers Choice Award (YRCA) – Annual nominations and awards sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association.