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.

January 2019 Children’s Reading Challenge
Read the Book … Watch the Movie
Choose a book to read that has been made into a movie. Kids can read the book on their own, or families can choose to read the book together. Once the book is read, watch the movie, then visit the library to collect a prize and enter a drawing to win a movie theater gift card. Need help choosing a title? Our Children's Librarians will be happy to help! Prizes must be collected by January 31.

Need help finding the right book & movie combo?  Check out our Pinterest Board, Read the Book ... Watch the Movie, for some ideas that are sure to-be favorites.

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