The Children’s Department hosts programs seasonally for children ages 0 to 12—spring programs run from mid-January to April and fall programs run from September to early December. During June and July, we host a summer reading program with the aim of encouraging children to continue to learn and grow during those summer months away from school. Our librarians aim to provide an environment where all people feel welcome and where children feel safe to be their imaginative, curious, and silly selves!
What’s Happening this Month for Children at TPL?
For Teachers and Homeschools
Curious about what programs the library can bring to your school? Looking to tour the library or share information about the library’s resources with your students? Please email our outreach department to see how TPL can help YOU!
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Book Review – Children’s
- 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.
- 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.
Recommended Reading (alphabetical list )
Award Winners for Children
Bilingual Easy Books: Spanish & English
Choose Your Own Adventure
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Fairy Tales and Folklore Countries
Fantasy J-F (3rd-8th Grade)
Female Leads- About a Girl
Harry Potter Read-Alikes
Magic School Bus
Magic Tree House
Mystery (3rd- 7th Grade)
Pete the Cat Read-Alikes
Picture Books – Read Aloud
Seriously Good Series
Shapes, Colors. ABC, & 123
Sports and Exercise