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.
May Reading Challenge
Get Caught Reading
May is Get Caught Reading month! What will you get caught reading? Read a book of your choice, then visit the Children's Department with your book so we can snap a picture to share with others what you "got caught reading!"
Scroll to the bottom of the plage and click the links below to read the wonderful poems that were written & illustrated by young partons for April's Reading Challenge!
Check out our Pinterest Board full of books, tips & videos on how to be more Mindful.