Children

 

Welcome to our Children's Department.   We have storytime, special programs, and a summer reading program to entertain and educate children.    Our children's room houses books and materials appropriate for children from birth through the 8th grade. We have books, movies, music, audiobooks, and toys.  We also have resources for parents and teachers.   Check out our computer lab, which includes special touch-screen computers designed with children in mind.   We have plenty of comfortable areas to sit and enjoy a book.  We have friendly and knowledgeable staff who are willing to help you find just the right book.   

1000 Books before Kindergarten // READsquared:


 

Our library is using READsquared to offer a wonderful program to get your child prepared for Kindergarten. Search for Maud Preston Palenske Memorial to get started. 

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Storytime:   Spotlight Storytime begins January 17, 2023.

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 6-7pm and every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30am. 

 

Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age kids!  All are welcome at our storytime.  It is a fun time for all ages.  We read, laugh, dance, sing, rhyme and there is always a fabulous craft.   Storytime provides a foundation for building a lifelong love of books and reading. 

PICNIC STORYTIME 2022 - Missed a storytime? No worries, check out this link for our books, songs, and crafts.

 

 

 

It's Elementary! First through third graders are invited to join us on the second Tuesday of the month (September - May) from 6-7pm for stories and fun activities. Please sign up so we know how many to expect. Please note time for our December program - 5-6pm December 13, 2022. Thanks!

  

Tweens Fourth through sixth graders are invited to join us the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6pm during the school year (except December due to the holidays) for exciting events. Please sign up. No monthly program in December. Happy Holidays!

Pages and Paws: Children can sign up for a 15 minute time slot to read with a dog from the 4-H Buddies Bookhounds. This event will take place on the 3rd Thursday of the Month from 6-7pm. We will strive to have 4 dogs available each time.