The Young People's Department has all kinds of learning fun for kids! Click here to see our Library Laboratory events and classes, or scroll down to read about our department books and resources.
Books and More!
For our youngest story lovers and learners we have board books. Board books introduce babies to books and concepts.
Books labeled JE are picture storybooks. These are great for read-aloud storytimes.
Easy Readers are labeled JE ER on them. These have many levels for beginning readers.
Books labeled JF are chapter books. These are shelved by author's last name.
Books labeled YA are young adult fiction. They are geared toward teens and young adults.
These books help you learn new things. They are labeled with a J and Dewey Decimal number and are shelved by subject.
(Don't know the Dewey Decimal System? Ask a staff member to help you find what you need!)
Graphic Novels / Manga
Books labeled JFGN or YAGN tell deep stories using many pictures. Be sure to find one right for your age!
Read for fun or learn new things. There are many titles to choose.
Books on Discs
Enjoy having a story read to you on these CDs. There are some for all ages.
Find DVDs of your favorite TV shows and movies. Disney, Nick Jr., and others are here.
Use a computer or tablet to read these books and play fun reading games.
Check out a collection of items on a topic, such as ancient Egypt, World War II, and the Civil Rights Movement. Kits include nonfiction items to provide factual information and fiction books to bring learning to life through story.
Kids and teens from 8 to 17 can use the computers in the YP Department. Children 7 and under must have a parent or guardian with them.
To use a computer, you must sign in at the YP Department reference desk. You do not need a library card to use the computers.
You can be on these computers for 30 minutes. A staff member will tell you when your time is up.
You may sign up two (2) times each day.
Printing costs ten cents ($0.10) per page. If you need help, please ask a staff member.
Early Learning Tools
We have a variety of puzzles and games that teach all kinds of early learning skills. Little learners can practice counting; recognizing letters, shapes, and colors; tying, buttoning, lacing, working a zipper; and more. We also have a coloring table with coloring sheets and crayons. (But our favorite early learning tool is probably our Material Wall with its texture discovery squares. Kids get to touch the different textures to discover the differences in how they feel. It's hands-on learning at its best!)