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)

  • After-School Crafts: Sign-up for our Fall Crafts! Preregistration is required to reserve a spot. A sample of each craft is on display in the Children's area of the Library. Preregistration for Fall Crafts begins on September 1. The first craft is on September 20 and the crafts are offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month though December. They start at 3:30 and usually last about a half hour. 

 


Programs for Tweens (ages 10 - 13 )

  • Tween Book and Movie Club: August 29 (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 November will be My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. 

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.

Please join us for November's Maker Monday on November 20 as 4H shows us the technology behind Wearables.                           
 


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


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

2017 Gingerbread House Contest

 

First Day to Begin Submitting Houses: Monday, November 27

Last Day to Submit Houses: Saturday, December 9th 

The Library's Family Gingerbread House contest encourages families to spend time together during the busy holiday season by creating a family gingerbread house. Winners in each of three categories receive prizes from local sponsors.

Public voting begins Monday, December 11 and ends Thursday, December 14.

Winners announced Friday, December 15 during "A Visit with Santa" at 2:00 p.m.

Pick up a contest packet at the Library or download one: Gingerbread House Contest

 


Santa's Visit

 

Santa is coming to the Library on Friday, December 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Children will get to visit with Santa, tell him their Christmas wishes, and receive a gift from him. Parents will be able to photograph their children with Santa, just in time for the holiday.