Materials & Services Youth

“A person’s a person, no matter how small” – Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, 1954

We believe children are important thinking, learning, and exploring people who deserve the same respect and attention as any other person. Because of this, we want to be sure children can find the information they need when they need it. Whether it’s non-fiction books and databases useful for schooling at public, private, or home environments; children’s fiction; graphic novels; easy reader picture books; board books; our ABC collection for emerging readers; DVDs; music CDs; audiobooks; and we have computer access with a printer located right next to the Youth Services desk, with individualized computer help as needed.

We also know that children need their own programs designed specifically for their needs, and since children grow and change so fast, we have a variety of programs meant for every stage in their development. We have different story times for children from birth to age 5 multiple times a week, plus other regularly scheduled fun events for preschoolers like Music Morning and Pajama Storytime and special events held throughout the year. Click here for all our regularly scheduled programs for children of all ages.

For school-age children we have regular book clubs, Lego club, Story Stretchers, and opportunities to read to trained listening dogs, on top of our special events throughout the year. We also offer our Junior Traveling Tales, a book club in a bag with some of the most popular titles for school-age children. Plus, don’t forget that we can always help with research projects or finding new books to read for fun.

Of course, we also have our annual summer reading program starting in June of each year, featuring fantastic performers, fun crafts and special events, and great prizes. Join in the fun and think, learn, and explore with us throughout the year!