Children’s Services

Featured Programs

Summer Reading 2019
Come join our Summer Reading Program. Read great books and enjoy fun stories and children's programs all summer long!

Read the winning poems from this year's contest!

Gloucester Counts Down to Kindergarten! City wide event for incoming kindergarteners and their families with activities at the Library, City Hall, & Cape Ann Museum.




Upcoming Events


Curious Creatures
July 25, 11 AM – Friend Room
Join Curious Creatures for a fun visit with live animals! Learn about some interesting critters at this educational, interactive event!


Snakes of New England and the World with Rick Roth!
July 27, 10 AM – Friend Room
Join us for an exciting morning of hands-on learning and fun as we meet and learn about live snakes!


See more upcoming events on EventKeeper.





New Material


Ada Twist and the perilous pants
Bounce back
Camp Shady Crook
Captain Awesome and the Trapdoor
Chasing Helicity Into the Wind
Dive! World War II stories of sailors & submarines in the Pacific
Dream Within a Dream




Collections and Resources


Browse our catalog for books and magazines in our Children's Collection. Can't find what you're looking for? Make a request.

Browse the catalog for Children's audiobooks and DVDs. If you can't find what you're looking for, make a request.

Discover eBooks, eAudiobooks and even more content you can download straight to your device. 

Children's Theme Booklists

Find recommended books for children by theme!

Find all kinds of online and local Gloucester resources for parents and teachers.