Welcome! The dedicated staff members of the Library work every day to grow young readers, spark imaginations, connect resources, create experiential programming, and develop community relationships supporting youth.
We encourage you to find a program just right for your child: from early childhood programs that build early literacy skills (Toddler Time & Preschool Story Time), to programs for children in elementary school, where children can create and learn. The Library loves working with parents and teachers to support their great work through resources, tours, and programs.
With your Library card, you may choose from the Library's collection of DVDs, CDs, hands-on learning kits, eBooks, and over 9,000 children’s books to take home with you.
Drop by the Children's Desk on the Children's Floor and say hello. We look forward to meeting you!
Look no further for ideas about what to read next. Check out our Children's Reader Resources for Staff Picks, Best Seller Lists, Award Winning Book Lists, and Reading Recommendations & Reviews. We also hope you'll stop by the library for our awesome selection of books, CDs, and movies - or just to play with friends & family on the Children's Floor.
Is there a book you hope we'll buy? Fill out our Suggest a Purchase Form! Do you have a comment or an idea for us? Need help finding something or have a question about the library? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with a staff member.
Looking for ways to get involved at your library? Come to Library Programs!
The library offers regular programs each month, and other seasonal programs throughout the year. Check the library calendar each month for latest updates on Kid's programs.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a family challenge that celebrates early learning & the fun of sharing stories! The best way to ensure a child has the skills necessary to learn to read is having someone read aloud to them. They will learn that letters make sounds, sounds make words, and words make stories! Create life long memories and instill a love of reading in your child. Any child from birth until kindergarten, can sign up at any time. Count any books read at bedtime, storytime, by teachers, librarians, family, & most importantly YOU! If you read it more than once, count it! Ebooks count, too. Your end date is when your child begins kindergarten. Sign up at the Children’s Room desk. You will get a log to track your first 100 books (a check mark in a shape or have your child color it in). Bring it back to us when you reach 100 for a certificate and a new log. We will put a sticker displaying your child’s name in the library book of your choice. From then on everyone who checks out the book will see that you are participating in 1000 Books before Kindergarten. Your child’s name in a book is your option.
DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY
IS NOW AVAILABLE IN DEWITT COUNTY!
What Is The Imagination Library?
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children's classic The Little Engine That Could. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home. Best of all it is a FREE GIFT! There is no cost or obligation to your family!
Who Is Eligible?
Children under the age of five in DeWitt County!
How Do I Sign Up?
Simply click the sign up button & follow the directions!
When Will I Receive Books?
Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home & will continue until your child turns five or you move out of the covered area.
This program is currently full. You can still sign up for the waiting list by following the link above and printing off the forms that you need to register.
Summer Reading Has Come To An End!
While we are sad that Summer Reading is over, we are so excited to announce
that we had OVER 750 people of all ages sign up for the
"Find Your Voice" Summer Reading Program this year! WOW!
All of our summer readers ROCKED it this year! Congratulations to the
grand prize winners and a huge thank you to every one of our wonderful sponsors!
Check back in May 2024 for next summer's theme and official start date!