Children's Department banner with lily pads and frogs

Located on the top floor of the Library overlooking Lake Anna, the Children's Department is a destination spot for children and families.  Children from birth to age 12 and the adults who work with them will find a well-rounded collection of books, magazines, audiobooks, music and movies, as well as a friendly and knowledgeable staff.  Children will also find a variety of games, toys and activities to complete and play with any time they visit the Library.  With parental permission, several computers with access to the Internet are available.  Additionally, preschoolers can play on our early literacy computer station and older children can play on our AfterSchool Edge computer station.  Both are loaded with hundreds of learning games.  We also offer a full range of programming for children of all ages. 


Looking for a fun and flexible way to keep your children reading year round?  During January - May, the Children's Department will offer monthly reading challenges for kids and families to complete.  No sign-ups are necessary for the challenges, and prizes will be awarded to those who complete the challenge each month.  Simply find out what the challenge is, complete it and visit the library to collect your prize.

April Reading Challenge
National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry, our challenge to children is to read a book of poetry, a novel in verse, or a rhyming picture book.

After you've finished the reading challenge, maybe you would like to write a poem of your own?  Forms are available at the Children's Desk or to print at the bottom of this page, for children to use to write and illustrate their own poems.  With parental permission, we will display the poems and pictures in the Children's Department, and a few lucky winners will have their poems and pictures featured on the library's website and social media.


Yo Go, Girl! Check out our Pinterest Board full of picture books, chapter books, and tween books featuring strong female characters..