The Youth Services Department functions as a children’s and young adult services area. Providing recreational and informational materials for children, preschool through grade twelve, and materials of interest to parents, educators, students, writers, artists, and others concerned with children’s literature and book illustration. Our Youth Services librarian is always glad to help you or your child to find just the right reading material to match the child's interest and reading level. Please don't hesitate to contact us with requests, questions, or feedback.
Early Literacy Kits: Take-home educational kits will be put out monthly.
Bag or Basket of Books: In a hurry but want new books to read? Let us do it for you! We will prepare a bag of books for you to pick up or will bring it to your car. Life can be busy, so let us help you keep your library visit simple!
Story Time: 11 am Thursdays unless noted on our calendar. Storytime is the perfect way to engage with kids and get them excited about reading! Join us for a few stories, a craft and a snack.
PACT (Parent and Child Together Time) You & Me Painting: Paint with your child. This program is for adults and minor children to create something beautiful together, share a canvas, or paint an individual canvas. Stop in and ask for more information or email Youth Services to reserve your kits. Each kit contains 3 canvases and all the paint needed to complete each painting. Brushes are not included.
Summer Reading Program: Children and teens who participate in summer library programs benefit from engaging activities and opportunities which promote literacy development and help to counter the summer slide. Summer library programs for all ages enhance lifelong learning and provide meaningful, enjoyable experiences available to everyone in the community. The Summer Reading Program is held every June and July. Children of all ages are invited to take a reading challenge and earn fun prizes. Participation and registration are free and open to all children. Sign up here beginning May 24th, 2021 (please do not sign up prior to May 24th).
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Early Literacy Challenge: The concept is simple, and the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).