Children's Services

Families are encouraged to take advantage of the early read aloud programs at the Town Hall Library. Story times are scheduled for babies, toddler and pre-school children throughout the year.

The children’s area has LOTS of fiction and non-fiction books, along with children’s DVDs, learning/activity bags, audio book CDs, children's music CDs, magazines and audiobooks. If children (or helpful parents) need to locate books on a specific topic, the on-line book catalog is available for searches. There is also an assistance desk in the Lower Level if you have any questions. 

You can also take advantage of this special site to look for children's OverDrive books!

 

Other services for children include:

  • Reading programs like 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and 500 Books Before High School
  • Seasonal reading programs with incentives
  • Early literacy computers
  • Summer Library Reading Program with weekly activities and special events
  • How can parents help their children with Common Core Standards? Here is some suggested reading to support common core elements in multiple subject areas:

+Common Core Suggestions for Grades 6-12; history books, biographies, social studies

+Common Core Suggestions for Grades 6-12: fiction and non-fiction

+Common Core Suggestions for Grades 6-12: science books

+Common Core Suggestions for Grades K-5: science books

+Common Core Suggestions for Grades K-5: social studies books

+Common Core Suggestions for Grades K-3

 

 

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Upcoming Children's Programs

October 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Pre-School Story Time (ages 3-6)

October 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bedtime Stories (all ages)

October 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Toddler Story Time (ages 2-4)

October 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Pre-School Story Time (ages 3-6)

October 25, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Baby Story Time (newborn-2)

October 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Pre-School Story Time (ages 3-6)

October 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bedtime Stories (all ages)

October 31, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Toddler Story Time (ages 2-4)

October 31, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Pre-School Story Time (ages 3-6)

November 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Baby Story Time (newborn-2)

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Lists of suggested books for pre-K children:

Scholastic Teachers' Picks: Top 25 Picture Books

education.com

School Library Journal 100 Top Picture Books

Great Schools: Favorite Books for Kindergarteners

Please let us know if you have other lists to share!

 

A good resource for parents:

Public School Review