kids

Since the Library opened its doors in 1961, it has been a place that caters to children. We have an extensive collection of books and other media that are both educational and entertaining. Additionally, we run several programs to encourage youngsters to become and remain active readers.

The Children’s Room contains books for children of all ages, and also a computer with educational games. To help you find what you are looking for, you may use the catalog computer available in the room, or ask our Youth Services Assistant, Tonya Carter.

Located in the Children’s Room, the Lindsay McCarthy Resource Center is primarily for middle-school children.  Computers are available to children on an hourly basis for research and homework. We have databases to assist with homework and projects. This center was made possible with a memorial contribution.

New Books & Movies
Search the Kids' Catalog to see a list of the latest titles.

Miss Tonya’s Storytime
(preschoolers only please)
Selected Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Library Activities Room

Babygarten
(for 6 months to 2 years old and their caregivers)
Selected Mondays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. in the Library Activities Room

Storymobile
A year-round traveling library van that reaches into Lancaster and Northumberland counties, offering reading programs to preschool children during the school year and to children of all ages during the summer months. Call 804-435-1729 for more information.

Summer Reading
A six-week program designed to make reading fun for children ages 3-12. There’s also a program for teens! 

Click here for the Summer Reading calendar.

External Resources
        AR BookFinder  tumblebooks1