The Children’s Room is an inviting space specially designed for children of all abilities from birth to grade five and their caregivers. We offer child friendly computers, activities, and programs, as well as a large selection of books, magazines, audio books, ebooks, DVDs, video games, and online services for homework help.
Children's Collections are housed in the Children's Room in both buildings. This collection offers a wide variety of books and other resources to our young population of library users.
Kids . . . Cast Your Vote for Your Favorite Elephant & Piggie Book!
When parents come to the Annual Library Vote, kids will have the opportunity to cast their own vote in the Children’s Room for their favorite Elephant & Piggie book. Each young citizen exercising their right to vote will receive Election Day goodies.
Elephant & Piggie Meet & Greet!
(N) Tuesday, April 4, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
(EN) Tuesday, April 4, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Children 3 years and up with adult; siblings welcome Mo Willems’ beloved characters Elephant and Piggie are visiting the Library! Stop by to meet the characters, take pictures, make crafts, and cast your vote.
The Road to Reading begins with you. Reading, talking, singing, writing, and playing with your child helps develop their early literacy skills. Early literacy is everything your child knows about reading and writing before they can read or write. Our library programs are designed to develop these skills by including songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and stories. Together we can lay a foundation for success in learning to read.
Check the Preschool Series Programs Road to Reading brochure to see what programs are offered.
Block Party! (Drop-in)
Retro Video Game Party
Elephant & Piggie Meet and Greet!
Elephant & Piggie Meet and Greet!
Spring Plants & Bugs
Pajama Storytime (Drop-in)
First Spring Flowers
Spring is a time for flowers to bloom. The first flowers of spring are a sign that the long winter is finally over. These amazing flowers can often push through snow still on the ground, showing how hearty plants can be. From seed to bloom, vivid full-color photos will dazzle beginning readers exploring how these amazing early-season plants survive in harsh conditions. While some bloom early and are gone by mid spring, others begin a long life of lookingand smellingwonderful in someones garden.
Animals in Spring
Baby chicks hatch. Frogs lay eggs. Ducklings waddle. Spring is here! Celebrate the season with lovely photos and a simple design that beautifully support early readers.
An adorable baby hare springs into an adventure, following his human friend up, up, and away in this flight of fancy. He follows his friend ever higher, flying through fluffy white clouds, chasing a red airplane through a flock of geese, and soaring into space on a rocket ship, before catching a ride on a shooting star back down to earth—and into his friend’s waiting arms. With bright, kid-friendly collage, this is a beautiful and accessible celebration of Spring and the imagination!
Let's Look at Spring
How do we know it's spring? The sun shines, and rain falls. Baby animals are born, and flowers bloom. This book shows young readers how to recognize the changes that happen in spring. Includes a video, which launches via a 4D app.
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring
In a simple, cheerful conversation with nature, a young boy observes how the season changes from winter to spring in Kenard Pak's Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring.
As days stretch longer, animals creep out from their warm dens, and green begins to grow again, everyone knows—spring is on its way!
Join a boy and his dog as they explore nature and take a stroll through the countryside, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with everything from the melting brook to chirping birds, they say goodbye to winter and welcome the lushness of spring.
Spring Stinks (a Little Bruce Book)
This pint-sized LITTLE BRUCE BOOK is perfect for fans of the Mother Bruce board books.
Ruth the bunny is excited to share the smelly springtime smells of spring with Bruce! But what will Bruce think of all that stink?
"Higgins' sparse text is humorously juxtaposed with his signature, detail-packed, engaging illustrations. The mouse-sized treehouse and the despondent, dripping moose are especially delightful. Bruce's unibrow is practically a protagonist in and of itself. Ruth's exuberance plays off Bruce's disgruntledness like a sweet pear off gorgonzola." ---Kirkus Reviews
If You Plant a Seed
Kadir Nelson, acclaimed author of Baby Bear and winner of the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards, presents a resonant, gently humorous story about the power of even the smallest acts and the rewards of compassion and generosity.
With spare text and breathtaking oil paintings, If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how a seed of kindness can bear sweet fruit.
Green on Green
Discover the joys of nature, seasons, family—and the vibrant colors of them all—in this lyrical picture book from the author of the acclaimed Blue on Blue.
A child is on a colorful journey through the seasons, filled with yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer and orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon—the birth of a new sibling.
With gentle, rhyming text and vivid artwork, this book is a heartfelt celebration of family, nature, seasons, colors, and the wonder and magic of them all.
When Spring Comes
The award-winning, bestselling husband-and-wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek collaborate on this beautiful picture book celebrating the arrival of spring.
Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink.
Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it—and you can read it!
Kevin Henkes uses striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the changing of the seasons. And Laura Dronzek’s gorgeous, lush paintings show the transformation from quiet, cold winter to the joyful newborn spring.
Watch the world transform when spring comes!
A Seed Grows
From a tiny seed to a huge, fold-out bloom, the transformative life cycle of a sunflower plays out in this bold read-aloud.
A Sibert Honor Book!
A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book!
To understand how a seed becomes a sunflower, you have to peek beneath the soil and wait patiently as winding roots grow, a stalk inches out of the earth, and new seeds emerge among blooming petals.
"A seed falls,
And settles into the ground,
And the Sun shines,
And the rain comes down,
And the seed grows…"
Leading up to a striking fold-out spread of a full-grown sunflower, the lively, bold illustrations in A Seed Grows offer a close-up view of each step of the growth cycle.
Additional material in the back of the book explains the science of plant life cycles, and goes into more detail on the ways in which flowers and seeds depend on other creatures.
Antoinette Portis is the author of A New Green Day, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and NCTE Notable Book in Poetry, as well as the Sibert Honor winning Hey, Water!
An American Library Association Notable Children's Book
A CALIBA Golden Poppy Award Finalist
A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
A Horn Book Fanfare Title
Planting a Rainbow
Follows the progress of a mother and daughter as they plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings and watch them grow into a rainbow of colorful flowers.
Plant the Tiny Seed
How do you make a garden grow? In this playful companion to the popular Tap the Magic Tree and Touch the Brightest Star, you will see how tiny seeds bloom into beautiful flowers. And by tapping, clapping, waving, and more, young readers can join in the action! Christie Matheson masterfully combines the wonder of the natural world with the interactivity of reading.
Beautiful collage-and-watercolor art follows the seed through its entire life cycle, as it grows into a zinnia in a garden full of buzzing bees, curious hummingbirds, and colorful butterflies. Children engage with the book as they wiggle their fingers to water the seeds, clap to make the sun shine after rain, and shoo away a hungry snail. Appropriate for even the youngest child, Plant the Tiny Seed is never the same book twice—no matter how many times you read it!
And for curious young nature lovers, a page of facts about seeds, flowers, and the insects and animals featured in the book is included at the end. Fans of Press Here, Eric Carle, and Lois Ehlert will find their next favorite book in Plant the Tiny Seed.
Discover the magic—and the science—behind spring flower blooms with this companion to the celebrated Raindrops Roll, Best in Snow, and Full of Fall.
When spring arrives, flowers of all kinds sprout and grow buds and bloom. Sometimes, they bloom a few at a time. But other times, many will bloom at once in a colorful flower boom! This photographic exploration of flowers goes from the desert to the woodlands and beyond, celebrating their beautiful variety and the science behind these colorful displays.
The Hidden Rainbow
All the colors of the rainbow are hidden in the garden, but can the little bee find them--with help from the reader? Christie Matheson, author of the popular and acclaimed Tap the Magic Tree, brings a garden to life in this bright, interactive picture book about the natural world--and our place within it.
One little bee peeks out on a world of gray and snow.
She's looking for bright colors and needs you to help them grow.
Bees need a healthy and colorful garden to survive. Luckily, all the colors of the rainbow are hidden in this garden--but the bees need the reader's help to find them. Brush off the camellia tree, tickle the tulips, and even blow a kiss to the lilac tree. With every action and turn of the page, a flower blooms and more bees are drawn to the feast.
Christie Matheson is a master at creating simple picture books that encourage children to engage with the natural world. In The Hidden Rainbow, she introduces the colors of the rainbow, counting, and the basic ecosystem and vocabulary of a garden. Beautiful collage-and-watercolor art captures all the bold colors of a garden throughout the seasons, and the interactive text will captivate young readers at every story time.
The Spring Book
New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr captures the beauty of Spring with his signature blend of kid-friendly art and text in this sweet book about the wonders of a season.
Birds are singing and everyone is sneezing because Spring is here
The Spring Book captures a variety of moments that encompasses this season. From rolling down hills or dancing in the rain, to celebrating mothers and honoring heroes everywhere, Todd Parr shows readers with simplicity and universal accessibility the delights of Spring.