The Children's Collection offers a wide range of books and media for all types of reading levels.
We offer many items ranging from board books to games on CD-ROMs that can be played here or checked out to be taken home. The Children's Room is organized so the central bins contain the majority of our Easy Reader Picture Books (E). The west shelves contains the late alphabet authors and favorite series books such as: Clifford, Walt Disney, The Magic School Bus, Arthur and many more.
For beginning readers we have two collections Primary and Reader. Primary is for kids just starting out and the Reader section is for the more advanced early readers which includes early chapter books. The Primary section contains early non-fiction books as well. These are located on the east shelves in the Children's Room.
The Nonfiction Books are located on the free-standing shelf. This section spans a wider range of reading levels but includes many books for younger children.
Other materials available for checkout are Read-A-Long Books with cassette or CD and several classic and current movie releases in DVD and VHS format. Magazines such as Sports Illustrated for Kids, American Girl, and Boys Life are available to browse and older issues can be checked out. The magazines are located on the south side of the non-fiction shelves.
Middle School Children
Juvenile Fiction (JF) books are located in the Juvenile Collection room in the southwest corner. Kids will enjoy the popular works by Mary Pope Osborne, who writes the Magic Tree House Series, Judy Blume, and Gary Paulsen, author of Hatchet, River, and Brian’s Winter. There are specific shelves for new books and audio books on the south wall.
The Nonfiction books are located on the free-standing shelf. This section spans a wider range of reading levels but includes many books for our more advanced child readers.
Juvenile Biographies (JB) are located on the west wall off the end of the Nonfiction shelves. We carry recent biographies on our current president to older biographies on some interesting characters like Wild Bill Hickok, Sojourner Truth, or Sitting Bull.