The Children's Room has thousands of items available to be checked out - for free! We've gathered our items into a number of collections that we think will be helpful, entertaining and educational for you and your family! Below you'll find an overview of our collections; if you'd like to check the availability of a specific title visit our online catalog.
Our large collection of books features many reading and interest levels. The library offers a wide depth in non-fiction subjects and stories geared for every reading level. Special displays highlight new materials, seasonal and holiday displays and special fun focus areas.
Books on CD and Playaways
Great listening for the youngest as well as the early and older elementary aged kids. Perfect for long car trips as well as time spent at home! Books on CD can be shared together or seperately, or checkout a playaway. Playaways are MP3 players that hold an entire book! Come on in and find a great book today!
A wide selection of movies - both theater releases and favorite book and television characters.
We have a huge collection of books for check-out to help your pre-reader practice his or her skills on the way to become a reader. The Easiest collection has a special spine sticker that is a big red E. The collection is a browsing collection, so the books are not in alphabetical order according to the author's last name.
Isabel Brich Early Literacy Kits
The library received a special gift and the Children's Room created early literacy kits for teachers and families. Each kit is housed in a blue bag and shelved in our Parent/Teacher collection. Each kit contains an assortment of books, CDs, fingerplays and early literacy tips. Currently, twenty-one kits are availabe for checkout. If you would like to see which kits are availabe, type "Isabel Brich Early Literacy Kits" in the search box on the online catalog.
Fairytales ~ My Friends Around the World ~ Farms ~ Shapes ~ Mother Goose ~ Bears ~ Frogs ~ Dinosaurs ~ ABC's ~ Colors ~ Opposites ~ Numbers ~ Dogs ~ Cats ~ Ducks ~ Seasons ~ Five Senses ~ Construction ~ Dr. Seuss ~ Community Helpers ~ Sheep
Outdoor Adventure Kits
Each of our Outdoor Adventure Backpack Kits includes several books and nature guides, along with a booklist of suggested titles to check out to help you on your outdoor adventure. The kits also include a number of tools to help young adventurers in the field including a magnifying glass, a bug viewer, and a set of leaf rubbing plates. We currently have five backpack kits available for checkout thanks to funds from the Florence Matthes Endowment.
Parent Teacher Collection
The Children's Dept. has hundreds of books to help you as a parent. Books on great read-alouds; storytelling; children's health; puberty; birth; potty training; storytelling resources and much more are included. Come in and browse today!
Perfect for young children, each pack contains a learning game and three books to share with your child. We also have learning games for Kindergarten through Grade 2 available. If you would like to see which Preschool Packs are availabe, type "Preschool Paks" in the search box on the online catalog.
Check out puppets, puzzles and large wooden toys from our "Toy Library." We ask that you check the items out and play with them at home rather than at the library. The checkout period is the same as a book - 28 days.