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Children's Department Collection and State Library Resources


Come down the stairs where stories are told, songs are sung and young minds are exposed to the wonders of the world. You will find:

  • 60,000 plus books, audio books and cassettes
  • computers reserved specifically for children under 12
  • a fish pond with a fountain
  • friendly librarians willing to help you explore!

We serve children from birth to age 12 and have weekly programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers. Check our newsletter or the website for programs for children between the ages of 6-12. See the "Calendar" tab above to see them all or click here. 

On Display Now 

Coretta Scott King Award Winners

   Maritcha Cover      Let It Shine Cover 
Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl  Let It Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals 


Regular Programs

  • Mother Goose Baby Steps (ages 0-3)
    Friday 10:30am & 11:30am;
    Saturday 10:15am
  • Toddler Jumps  (age 2)
    Thursday 11:15am
  • Preschool Leaps (ages 3-5)
    Wednesday 10:30am;
    Saturday 11:00am

Featured Online Resources

Children' s Web Guides


Math Literacy Resources

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