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For Children

Programs & Services By Age

Children (Ages 0-5)

Build essential language skills through storytimes, specially selected books, and early literacy activities for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Children (Ages 5-12)

Make learning fun! Explore read-alike book picks, join in scavenger hunts and library programs, or tap into homework and project resources.


Discover your next great read or connect with resources on everything from chemistry and literature to driving tests and exam prep.

Teachers and Youth Leaders

We support and welcome teachers and youth leaders! Learn how we can help you and your students.

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Children’s News

Discovery Room: Imagination in Bloom

Discovery Room: Imagination in Bloom

With the changing seasons come new activities in the children’s Discovery Room! Young visitors and their caregivers can explore the spring theme of “Garden Center” featuring flowers, vegetables, seeds, and other planting fun. Through May, children will delight in...

Discovery Room: So Cold

Discovery Room: So Cold

December 2023 - February 2024: The Discovery Room is ready for imaginative play centered around the wintery theme of "so cold" - snowflakes, snow friends, icy winds, and, of course, ice cream! Children can play ice cream parlor as they scoop, serve, and sell sweet...