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)

  • Summer Crafts: Sign-up for our Summer Crafts during the Summer Reading Program Registration May 21-June 23. The first craft is on June 20 and the crafts are offered every Wednesday during the Summer Reading Program. They start at 3:30 and usually last about a half hour. One must pre-register to attend due to limited space. 

 


Programs for Tweens (ages 10 - 13 )

  • Tween Book and Movie Club: June 26 (last Tuesday of the month) from 3:30 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 June will be Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.

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.

Join us for June's Maker Monday and build a car powered by a balloon. Whose design will win?!


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

2018 Summer Reading Program

 

The Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System's Summer Reading Program, which is sponsored by Barrick Gold of North America, is fast approaching.

Registration for the Elko County Library program for youth of all ages (infants through 18 years) begins Monday, May 21, 2018.

This year’s reading program, “Libraries ROCk!”, kicks off on June 18 and runs through July 28, 2018. All participants should register for the program and keep an eye out for upcoming crafts and/or activities. Three day camps will be offered for the youth and two for the teens. Registration forms for the three age groups — Babies/Toddlers, Youth, and Teens — are available at the Library or can be downloaded below.

Registration for the Summer Reading Program runs from May 21-June 23, 2018.

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

Toddlers (ages 0-3)Toddler 2018 Summer Reading Registration

Youth (ages 4-11)Youth 2018 Summer Reading Registration

Teen (12-18)Teen 2018 Summer Reading Registration

 


Family Tech Fair

What: Family Tech Fair

When: Saturday, June 23

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Where: Children's Department

Elko County Library is hosting a Family Tech Day, as part of their Summer Reading Program. Families will enjoy exploring computer coding, using Makey Makey kits, and participating in other STEM related activities. Families will explore new and different ways of utilizing their creativity. For more information please contact the Library at 738-3066.


Family LEGO Day

What: Family LEGO Day

When: Saturday, July 14

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Where: Children's Department

 

Elko County Library is hosting a LEGO Day, as part of their Summer Reading Program. Families will enjoy building with LEGOS and a variety of other building materials. Come and explore new and different ways of utilizing your creativity in building. For more information please contact the Library at 738-3066.