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Welcome to the Kids page!

Welcome!

We believe the best way to excite a child’s mind is by encouraging creativity, investigation, and understanding, even during challenging times. 

When you visit, you can expect to find great books, movies, music and more for all ages, as well as knowledgeable, welcoming staff to help.  


Covid-19 and After-School Visits 

If you have depended on the library as a location for your child to spend time after school, before going home or waiting for a ride, you will need to make other arrangements. During a typical school year, we have 30-40 students in the Youth area from 3:00-6:00pm.  We are not able to accommodate that this fall due to safety guidelines.

We allow only 40 patrons at a time in the whole Library due to reduced-capacity guidelines.

We require patrons to keep their visits to 30 minutes or less to find books, pick up holds, make copies, and receive reference assistance.

There are no computers, tables, chairs or study rooms available for use in the Youth department.  Students 14 years or older may use a computer in the Adult department; those sessions are limited to one hour per day same as for adult-age patrons.

In-person tutoring, collaboration, group project work, hanging-out, and socializing are not allowed.

We’re happy to share that there are still many library services available, and we look forward to finding creative ways to serve our community.

Resources for Students

Get Study Help with Tutor.com

Check out our Fall Programming

Get your child reading with 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Get a personalized reading recommendation.

Find something to read with one of our booklists.
 

Realistic Fiction for Kids

Realistic Fiction for Kids

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Lost and found
by Andrew Clements

Twelve-year-old identical twins Jay and Ray have long resented that everyone treats them as one person, and so they hatch a plot to take advantage of a clerical error at their new school and pretend they are just one.

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Hot, sour, salty, sweet
by Sherri L. Smith

Disaster strikes when Ana Shen is about to deliver the salutatorian speech at her junior high school graduation, but an even greater crisis looms when her best friend invites a crowd to Ana's house for dinner, and Ana's multicultural grandparents must fin

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The thing about Georgie
by Lisa Graff

Fifteen-year-old Will Bennon leaves his family and begins life as a cowboy, but his mentally retarded twin brother follows him and joins the journey.

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The naked mole-rat letters
by Mary Amato

When her father begins a long-distance romance with a Washington, D.C. zookeeper, twelve-year-old Frankie sends fabricated email letters to the zookeeper in an attempt to end the relationship.

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Kimchi & calamari
by Rose Kent

Adopted from Korea by Italian parents, fourteen-year-old Joseph Calderaro begins to make important self-discoveries about race and family after his social studies teacher assigns an essay on cultural heritage and tracing the past.

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Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life
by Wendy Mass

Just before his thirteenth birthday, Jeremy Fink receives a keyless locked box--set aside by his father before his death five years earlier--that purportedly contains the meaning of life.

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Home of the Brave
by Katherine Applegate

Kek, an African refugee, is confronted by many strange things at the Minneapolis home of his aunt and cousin, as well as in his fifth grade classroom, and longs for his missing mother, but finds comfort in the company of a cow and her owner.

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Emma-Jean Lazarus fell out of a tree
by Lauren Tarshis

A quirky and utterly logical seventh-grade girl named Emma-Jean Lazarus discovers some interesting results when she gets involved in the messy everyday problems of her peers.

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Stanford Wong flunks big-time
by Lisa Yee

After flunking sixth-grade English, basketball prodigy Stanford Wong must struggle to pass his summer-school class, keep his failure a secret from his friends, and satisy his academically demanding father.

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