Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Explore, read, sing, and play with your little ones - at the library and beyond.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Unlock your child's potential with this reading challenge. For ages 0-5.

Imagination Station

From a post office to a pizza shop, pretend play with this ever-changing interactive display that helps build important life skills.

Story Trails

Enjoy the fresh air, a stroll...and a story! This literacy adventure builds reading skills and creates memories. For all ages.

Upcoming Events

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Services & Amenities

Mirror Door

View your reflection in a funhouse mirror that distorts your imagination!

Read & listen to a picture book...with sign language!

Watch free videos of ASL retellings of books for kids. Reading and signing stories together promotes essential literacy skills for all kids.

Kindergarten Countdown

Thursdays, June 1-29 (11am)
Meeting Rooms A&B
Starting kindergarten in Fall 2023? Get ready for Kindergarten by practicing early literacy skills & activities with your favorite adult.

Saturday Storytime

Saturdays at 10:30am
Read, rhyme, and sing your way into Saturday. (Registration required.)

Board Games for Families (In-Library Use Only)

Play a game while you're at the library! A rotating collection of board games is available in the children's area.

Storytimes

Various dates & times
Inside or Hanby Park
Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs - fun for the whole family!

Puzzle & Game Swap (Take Home)

Take a puzzle or a board game. Leave one. No need to return what you borrow. (Located on the 2nd floor. No missing pieces, please.)

Light Table

Experience a calming glow and stretch your attention span during play time.

Treehouse in the Children's Area

Make a new friend or enjoy a cozy reading nook in this interactive treehouse.

Peg Bright Wall

Explore limitless possibilities and encourage imagination with this giant light wall.

Read & Connect

Challenge yourself to a summer of reading!

Book Talks

Librarians give you a glimpse inside their favorite books in the hopes of convincing you to read them, too!

Storytime at Home

Bring storytime to your family room with these songs, activities, and more from your favorite librarians!

Storytimes

Enjoy rhymes, songs, and stories with your favorite librarians.

Fairy Tales, Folklore & More

From Mother Goose to the Brothers Grimm, find your favorite stories and characters from classic fairy tales, fables, myths, and legends.

Recommended Books (and More!)

New York Times Bestsellers: Children's Picture Books

View titles that are currently on the New York Times best sellers list.

Favorite LGBTQIA+ Pride Picture Books for Families

Celebrate Pride Month this June with these stories celebrating members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Supporting Kids Mental Health

Enjoy stories about mindfulness and living with anxiety, perfect for little ones.

Celebrate Juneteenth! For Kids and Families

Celebrate Juneteenth with stories about the history of the holiday and stories featuring Black joy.

Celebrate Disability Pride Month (For Kids & Families)

Celebrate Disability Pride Month with stories by some of our favorite disabled, chronically ill, Deaf, and neurodivergent writers.

Favorite Big Feelings Picture Books for Ages 2-8

Check out these books on big feelings and emotions before learning about emotions with Promusica on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 3 pm.

Favorite Dance Picture Books for Families

Practice your dance moves at home before joining us for a visit from BalletMet on Saturday, June 17 at 10 am.

Favorite Yoga Picture Books for Families

Practice your yoga moves at home before joining us for Family Yoga with the Balanced Child Method on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 2 pm.

Favorite Firefighter Picture Books for Families

Read about firefighters before joining us for a Visit with a Firetruck on Friday, July 7 at 2 pm.

Best Books starring Animals We Love to Hate for Ages 4-11

Read about creepy critters before joining us for Animals We Love to Hate with Ohio Nature Education on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 2 pm.

Adorable Dog Picture Books for Families

Read all about amazing dogs before joining us for a visit from Performance Dogs of Ohio on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 10 am or 11 am.

Funny: For Ages 3-8 (Read & Connect)

Laugh out loud with these picture books that will make you giggle!

Too Cute: For Ages 3-8 (Read & Connect)

Picture books filled with everything cute, cuddly, and adorable.

Better Together: For Ages 2-6 (Read & Connect)

Friends bring happiness in many forms, and readers are sure to find joy in these stories.

Picture Books with Adult Appeal: Ages 3-18+ (Read & Connect)

These picture books feature dry, dark, or relatable humor that's perfect to entertain the adults doing the reading as well as children.
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