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: Book Hedgehogs
Monday, July 19
For tweens entering grades 4-6 in the fall. Give new life to an old book by turning it into an adorable hedgehog! Kit pickups will take place in the Children's Room at the desk between Monday, July 19 and Saturday, July 24.
- Virtual Beardsley Zoomobile
Saturday, July 24, 10:30 a.m.
For children ages 6 and up. Join a Beardsley Zoo educator to meet some amazing creatures and learn about zoo artifacts! Registration is required and will open Saturday, July 3.
- Take and Make: Butterfly Puddlers
Monday, August 2
For ages 5 and up. Bring some beauty to your home by making a butterfly puddler and feeder! Participants must supply dirt, water, and fruit.
- Virtual Summer Reading Finale
For children of all ages and their families. Using mime, comedy, and interactive stories, Robert Rivest will bring original and classic Tall Tales (with Tails) to life before your eyes. Registration is not required!
- Take & Make: Animal Magnets
Monday, August 9
For children entering grades 1-3 this Fall. Turn an image of your favorite animal into a magnet! Just choose your favorite photo or printed picture and we'll provide the rest. Registration will end Thursday, August 5.
- We Now Offer Zoom Storytimes!
2-year-old storytimes: alternate Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m.
3-to-5-year-old storytimes: alternate 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.