Welcome to the Children’s Department, a place for stories, imagination, play, and learning. In a fun and open environment, we offer a large selection of books, audiobooks, music, and movies for children from birth through sixth grade. It is our goal to provide resources which we hope will develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. Come and explore!
- Tween Take and Make: Emoji Stress Balls
Wednesday, March 24
For tweens in grades 4-6. Make your own emoji stress ball using balloons and water beads! Please note that this kit includes latex balloons as well as water beads, which can be harmful if swallowed.
- Take & Make: Homemade Hovercrafts
Wednesday, March 24
For children in grades 1-3. Build a levitating, traveling hovercraft with the magic of Newton’s Third Law! Adult supervision is required.
- Tween Take and Make: Pom-Pom Bookmarks
Wednesday, April 7
For tweens in grades 4-6. Make a fuzzy pompom bookmark with yarn! Participants must supply their own scissors. Pickups will take place between Wednesday, April 7 and Saturday, April 10.
- Take & Make: Kintsugi Eggshells Earth Day Craft
Wednesday, April 14
For children in grades 1-3. Learn about the delicate Japanese art of Kintsugi and create some of your own using eggshells and watercolors. Adult supervision is required throughout.
- Tween Take and Make: T Shirt Tote Bags
Wednesday, April 21
For tweens in grades 4-6. Turn a t-shirt into a tote bag! You can use this method on old t-shirts in your closet, but we're also giving you a t shirt to start with.
- Take & Make: Blooming Paper Flowers
Wednesday, April 28
For children ages 3-5. Decorate paper flowers, then watch them blossom! Adult supervision is required. Registration is required and will open on Wednesday, April 7 at 7:00 a.m.
- We Now Offer Zoom Storytimes!
2-year-old storytimes: Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m.
3-to-5-year-old storytimes: Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m.
Click here to register.
- Literary Resources for PreK-Grade 12
Click here to view a list of vendors who are offering free access to books during the pandemic, compiled by Librarian Michelle Centore.