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

  • Toddler Time: First Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Designed for babies and toddlers (0 - 2 years). We sing songs, play, and read.
  • 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)

 

  • Game Time Thursday: March 9, 16, 23. Come play multicultural games from 3:30-5:00.
  • After-School Crafts: First and third Wednesday of the month, Beginning Wednesday, January 18 at 3:30 p.m. and continuing through April at the Library. Children 5 years old and older have the opportunity to participate in creating fun crafts. Preregistration is required to reserve a spot. A sample of each craft is on display in the Children's area of the Library. April 5 is a Kick Ball craft and April 19 is a Water Stick.

 


Programs for Teens (12-18)

  • Teen Book Club: August was the last month for our Teen Book Club due to low participation. We would like to try again in the future - stay tuned!


Programs for Tweens (ages 10 - 13 )

  • Tween Book and Movie Club: April 25 (last Tuesday of the month) from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tweens (ages 10 - 13) enjoy reading a pre-selected book and then watch the film.  Books are available at the Library. Snacks served! The book and movie for April is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnet.


Programs for Tweens and Teens (ages 10 - 18)

  • Maker Mondays:

Third Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m.  Tweens and teens can explore, discover, create, and invent "things" at the Library, using everyday objects like straws, paper, cardboard and using electronics like iPads and laptops. The Library provides the materials.

Maker Monday for April 17 is building a fuel cell car.  Hope to see you there!             
 


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


NCIS (Nevada Career Information System), Jr

NEVADA CAREER INFORMATION SYSTEM, JR. – Designed for use in Middle Schools - information and exploration tools contained in the NCIS JR. are designed to help Nevadans make informed career choices and seek the qualifications necessary to be successful in the workplace.


Searchasaurus

Children’s magazines


Student Research Center

STUDENT RESEARCH CENTER - is designed for students in grades 6 through 12. SRC provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools to easily obtain the information that they need from their EBSCO databases.
Students can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.


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.


Zinio Magazines

Zinio Magazines       This link will allow you to set up your new Zinio account using your library.  Must create an account.   For a how-to video, visit http://vimeo.com/107853239.



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


Student Research Center

STUDENT RESEARCH CENTER - is designed for students in grades 6 through 12. SRC provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools to easily obtain the information that they need from their EBSCO databases.
Students can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.


Zinio Magazines

Zinio Magazines       This link will allow you to set up your new Zinio account using your library.  Must create an account.   For a how-to video, visit http://vimeo.com/107853239.



Youth & Family Events

Spring Eggstravaganza

Join us for our annual Spring Eggstravaganza on Thursday, April 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children will play spring-themed games and win fun prizes.  This program is FREE and is designed for preschoolers accompanied by an adult, however, all ages are welcome.  The Spring Eggstravaganza takes the place of story time and is made possible from proceeds from our semi-annual Book Fair. The Easter Bunny is coming to the Library during the Spring Eggstravaganza.



Spring Book Sale

Our annual Spring Scholastic book Fair begins Monday, April 3 and runs through Saturday, April 15.  We have a great selection of books for all to enjoy.  With summer vacation just around the corner, this is a perfect time to stock up on books.  Proceeds from the Fair go toward craft supplies for story times and for many of our youth events and programs.