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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


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


LEGO-Rama LogoAn annual event that includes an original design contest for ages 4-13, nonjudged design exhibits for ages 14 and up, building contests, and special programs. LEGO-rama is offered in January.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading PhotoIn 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.


Digital Microscopes

Children's 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

Children's Backpack.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.

(Library Early-Learning Activities Project)

Children's LEAP Kit.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.

Suggested Sites for Children

Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s LiteratureBaldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature - Contains more than 130,000 books and periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain from the mid-1600s to present day. The Library also has manuscript collections, original artwork, and assorted ephemera such as board games, puzzles, and toys. The Baldwin Library is known for comparative editions of books, with special emphasis on Robinson Crusoe, Pilgrim’s Progress, Aesop’s Fables, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Library also has the largest collection of Early American Juvenile Imprints of any academic institution in the United States.
Read LogoBook Adventure - A FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.
NoveList K-8 Plus LogoNoveList K-8 Plus - NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers.
Storyline LogoStoryline Online - Presented by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, this site is an online streaming video program featuring SAG members reading childrens books aloud. Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas.
World Book for Kids logoWorld Book for Kids - World Book encyclopedia resources focusing on the needs of students and children, including games, activities, maps, a dictionary, and more.

Accelerated Reader Lists

Leveled Book Lists 

AR BookFinder 

Award Winning Books

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