New Children's Books
We are excited to announce that Book Buddies will be returning! Unfortunately, due to today's circumstances, Book Buddies will be a one-on-one virtual program this year using the virtual conferencing platform you and your buddy choose to use. The program will run from July 5 through July 30, 2021. You will meet with your Book Buddy once a week for approximately 30 minutes. If you and your buddy choose to read longer or add an additional day or two, that is fine! Books read can be counted toward the JPL Summer Reading Program.
Older Buddy volunteers - Grades 6-12, Younger Buddies- preschoolers ages 3 to Kindergarten. Registrants will be matched with an older/younger buddy and will receive notification via email. Any questions or concerns, please email the Children's Room- email@example.com.
Studies have shown that reading aloud to children is an important factor leading to an appreciation of literature and learning to read.
Our young patrons, from ages birth to sixth grade, can come to the Children's Room where there are books, magazines, Launchpads, audio books, music CDs, computers, iPads and video games. The computers provide access to the Internet as well as Microsoft Office programs, ebooks and online databases. Our iPads provide a variety of educational and book based apps. Children's reference librarians assist youngsters with all their informational and recreational needs.
We also have a designated tween area set up for children in grades five and six. With comfortable seating, board games, a selection of age appropriate books and their own computers and iPads they can find what they need Be "tween" fifth and sixth. For the younger children we have a "craft corner" where they are able to express their creativity with a selection of crayons, colored pencils, coloring sheets, stickers and colored paper.
YouTube Kids Channel
Check out the JPL Children's YouTube Channel. Join us for JPL Kids Storytime anytime of day. Click here to enjoy the videos.
Children & Tween Programs
Check out our Children's Room May/June Program Schedule!