TPL offers a variety of programs for children and families. For our families with children 0-6, we offer weekly story times for Babies, Toddlers, and the whole family. For elementary aged children, we offer weekly programs focused on Lego building, creative writing, making and creating, and much more. Please check out our list of individual programs with their respective age focus. Also, take a look at the calendar for upcoming special events on evenings and weekends!
Our regular, yearly programs for children run seasonally from September to early December, and mid-January to April. Our summer programs run throughout June and July. In order to prepare awesome programs for children and families, we do not offer regular programs in the months of May, August, and mid-December to mid-January. The department is still open during these times, so please to come to see us!

We have some awesome apps and online resources for kids and families as well. Be sure to check out Tumblebooks (online picture and chapterbooks as well as cool videos), Overdrive and Libby (books, audiobooks, and movies that you can check out on your own personal device), as well as Live Homework Help (a free tutoring website available each day from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.), and much more!

For Teachers

Have an assignment coming up? Let us know by clicking the Homework Alert button below, and we’ll be glad to pull books and assemble other resources to hold at the library for your class!

Contact Us

Have Questions? Want to set up a tour or school visit? Please feel free to contact us by the phone number or email address listed below:
By phone: 345-5820 ext. 1134
By email: youthservices@tuscaloosa-library.org

Services


OverDrive

OverDrive

Freegal Music

Freegal Music

TumbleBooks

Tumble Books

Live Homework Help

Live Homework Help

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages

Homework Alert

Alabama Virtual Library

All About Books

 
 

Book Review – Children’s

  • Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs, Lincoln Peirce

    New York Times bestselling author Lincoln Peirce released another hilarious novel, Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs, on September 6, 2016. This comic book takes you through the adventurous life of a young boy, Nate, as he and his teammates try to prove themselves! Will Nate’s team push through and make Little League history?
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

    The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns--with everything from afender bender to crazed seagulls--but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure, and this is one theHeffleys will not soon forget.
  • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

    A story-poem about the activities of such unusual animals as the Nook, Wump, Yink, Yop, Gack, and the Zeds

  • I Totally Funniest: A Middle School Story

    As the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic finals near, Jamie faces a whirlwind of attention at school and in the media and the fame starts to go to his head, but in Hollywood with Uncle Frankie, some of his fellow comedians quickly show him what competition and pressure are all about.
  • The Cat in the Hat

    "Join the Cat in the Hat as he makes learning to read a joy! It’s a rainy day and Dick and Sally can’t find anything to do . . . until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza! This beloved Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss, which also features timeless Dr. Seuss characters such as Fish and Thing 1 and Thing 2, is fun to read aloud and easy to read alone. Written using 236 different words that any first or second grader can read, it’s a fixture in home and school libraries and a favorite among parents, beginning readers, teachers, and librarians." -- Amazon.com.
  • The One and Only Ivan

    When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.
  • Fox in Socks

    A collection of tongue twisters that is "an amusing exercise for beginning readers.
  • Dork Diaries 8: Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After

    A bump on the head suffered during gym class causes middle school drama queen Nikki Maxwell to have a crazy dream where all of her acquaintances assume the roles of familiar fairy tale characters.
  • Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!

    Lively art and rollicking rhythms of Dr. Seuss's celebration of the alphabet presented in this colorful book, published in a format especially suited for babies and toddlers.
  • The Blood of Olympus

    "The Greek and Roman demigods must simultaneously prevent the earth mother, Gaea, from waking and stop war from breaking out at Camp Half-Blood"-- Provided by publisher.