Our goal is to make sure that you leave the library with the materials you need to help your children succeed in reading, learning, and fulfilling their curiosity with the world.
Within the Children's Department there are a variety of books for every age and reading comfort level. There are picture books (also called Easy Books) for many reading levels. There are also
Easy Readers that help beginning readers and strengthen reading ability for children already reading. Beyond our books for beginning readers, there is also a large fiction section to continue strengthening children's reading skills and build their interest for reading. The nonfiction section can help answer questions your children may have about the world, its people, and every other subject you can think of! This section is also a fabulous resource to help your child succeed in school assignments and projects.
There is a great selection of audiobooks and books-on-tape located within the Children's Department. The children's DVDs and CDs are located just outside of the department near the CDs and DVDs for adults.
All books on top of the shelves or on display anywhere in the Children's Department are for you to check out, so don't worry about asking if they can be checked out. In fact, we display them to encourage you to check them out!
There are also many other materials, such as bibliographies, book award lists, and other brochures and handouts that will help you and your child fulfill all your information, educational, literacy, and entertainment needs. All brochures and handouts are free for you to take and keep for future use, if you like.
There are computers in the department for children 11 and under to use (if under 8, a responsible person 14 years old or older must be with them any time they are in the library).
- Children under 8 years old must be accompanied with someone at least 14 years old or older.
- Children age 11 and under may use computers in the children's department by showing a photo ID or library card.