Kids and Teens

An entire wing of our library is dedicated to young readers.Beginning readers have a space that invites their interaction with a variety of materials...puzzles, tracks and trains,stuffed toys, and of course BOOKS!   Furniture in this space is specifically scaled to their size and needs.  In addition we have a computer specifically for children's use for word processing and games.  Children are welcomed into the wing by the life size figure of Corduroy who is dressed for the season.  The wing is also home to a beautiful collection of Beatrix Potter figurines and our Victorian Dollhouse is just around the corner.  On Tuesdays our children's room is open for Drop-In Story time in the morning.  In the summer we offer the Library Puppies Reading Program.   Separate areas are designated for Chapter Books and YA materials.  These areas are furnished with traditional chairs and tables that encourage reading and study, as well as cooperative activities.  Game nights, movie nights and Teen Book Clubs are popular options.

Summer Programs for Young Readers

Rabbits and turtles and snakes...

...oh my!

We recently enjoyed some special visitors from the Thorton Burgess Society Nature Center.  Families got a chance to hear stories about the animals, hold them and and learn about them. They also had an opportunity to look at a variety of items to better understand how animals see, feel and sound.  Thanks  to Mary Beers who accompanied our animal visitors, and her knowledge of animals and children, a great time for everyone!

Beatrix Potter Display

While you're visiting our library this month for all the activities please take the time to visit our Beatrix Potter display in the children's room.  A permanent fixture in the library, this impressive collection was given in memory of Joseph Crowell in 1970.  The background was hand painted to compliment the characters.  We are so happy to bring attention to this unique and cherished display.

Virtual Dollhouse Tour