Youth Services

Welcome to our Youth Services information page.

We have many resources available for children and youth of all ages.

Youth Programs (All Programs are FREE)

Programs for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

  • Canceled until further notice! Toddler Time: First Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Designed for babies and toddlers (0 - 3 years). We sing songs, play, and read.

  • Canceled until further notice! Story Times: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Designed for preschoolers (ages 3 – 5). We read books, sing and dance, and follow up with an art activity.

Programs for Children (Ages 5-11)

  • Canceled until further notice! Spring Crafts: Sign-up for our Spring Crafts will begin January 2. The crafts are on January 15, February 5 and 19, March 4 and 18, & April 1 and 15.  These crafts must be pre-registered as there are a limited number of supplies. The crafts start at 3:30 and usually last about a half hour. (March 4: Wind Catcher and March 18: Lizard or superhero mask)

  • Canceled until further notice!  Family Reading Program: The next scheduled reading program in Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. This program is designed to teach and encourage parents how to build literacy skills with their children. Parents will be given a chance to read aloud with others and receive information on literacy building skills. 


Programs for Tweens (ages 10 - 13 )

  • Canceled until further notice! Tween Book and Movie Club: The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 31 (last Tuesday of the month) from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tweens for the month of March (ages 10 - 13) enjoy reading a pre-selected book and then watch the film.  Books are available at the Library. Snacks served! The book for March will be The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.


  



Youth Databases

Children Databases:

Elementary School Resources

This resource includes sections on:

  • Animals
  • Arts and Music
  • Biographies
  • Geography
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science and Health
  • Social Studies


Kids Search

KIDS SEARCH - is designed for students in grades K through 8. Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search their EBSCO databases.


Middle School Resources

This resource includes sections on:

  • Arts and Literature
  • Biography
  • Business and Government
  • Current Issues
  • Geography
  • Health
  • History
  • Science and Math


World Book Web

WORLD BOOK WEB – The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, all complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.


Young Adult Databases:

ABC-CLIO

ABC-CLIO - is a collection of History Databases including: American Government; American History; United States Geography; World at War; World Geography; World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras; World History: The Modern Era.


High School Advanced Resources

This resource includes sections on:

  • Arts and Literature
  • Biography
  • Business and Government
  • Current Issues
  • Geography
  • Health
  • History
  • Science and Math


High School Resources

This resource includes sections on:

  • Arts and Literature
  • Biography
  • Business and Government
  • Current Issues
  • Geography
  • Health
  • History
  • Science and Math


Middle School Resources

This resource includes sections on:

  • Arts and Literature
  • Biography
  • Business and Government
  • Current Issues
  • Geography
  • Health
  • History
  • Science and Math


Youth & Family Events

2020 Summer Reading Program

 

Get ready for the Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System's Summer Reading Program, sponsored by Nevada Gold Mines.

Registration for this year's Summer Reading Program for youth of all ages (infants through 18 years) begins Monday, June 15. This year’s reading program, “Imagine Your Story!”, kicks off on June 29 and runs through August 28. Please make sure to register in order to participate in this fun program!


Prize Redemption: Once you have earned some prizes with the summer reading program, call your local library. We will arrange a day and time that you can come by and pick up your prizes. We highly encourage you to earn several prizes before you call; you DO NOT have to pick up one prize before you can earn the next.

Ms. KaCee will also be at the Elko County Library for prize redemption, Saturdays, from 9-11. Stop on by and pick up your prizes.


**Please note that due to current social distancing guidelines, the Elko County Library will unfortunately be unable to provide all of our normal summer programs. However, we have put craft and camp kits together for those who would like to participate at home. Please call and ask to speak with the Children's Department if you are interested in participating this year. Supplies are limited.**

Registration and reports will be done online this year at https://elkocountylibrary.beanstack.org/.

For more information, please contact the Library at 775-738-3066.

 

If you are unable to register online, you can submit a paper registration form for the three age groups — Babies/Toddlers, Youth, and Teens — which can be downloaded below.

Toddler (0-3) Registration Form.

Youth (4-11) Registration Form.

Teen (12-18) Registration Form.

 


2020 Summer Reading Prize Redemption

Prize Redemption:  Once you have earned some prizes with the summer reading program, call the library at 738-3066 ext. 232. We will arrange a day and time that you can come by and pick up your prizes. We highly encourage you to earn several prizes before you call, you DO NOT have to pick up one prize before you can earn the next. 

Update!!

Ms. KaCee will also be outside the front door of the library, Saturdays, starting July 11th from 9-11. Come by and pick up your prizes!


2020 Summer Book Fair

 

 

Scholastic Book Fair! July 6-July 17~10:30-3:00

 

Come join us at the Library for an epic Summer Scholastic Book Fair!

Come get some new books for summer and stock up for those long car trips. We have everything from board books all the way up. All the proceeds from the fair go towards the library. We will be entering from the 7th street library door and will be limiting the amount of people inside at one time. Masks will be required. The rest of the library is not open to the public. Please be respectful of those around you and follow the social distancing rules.