Children & Families

Children’s Summer Reading Program 2020


The library is here for you! Programs will be virtual until it is safe to gather in person. Request books and materials online and over the phone and pick up curbside.


Call to request a Summer Reading Welcome Packet!


Suggested Books for Children Ages 0-4 Years

Suggested Books for Grades K-2

Suggested Books for Grades 3-4

Suggested Books for Grade 5



Featured Programs


*Summer Storytime with Christy, Wednesdays at 10 am. Find these fun videos on the library’ s youtube page or on the Children’s Services facebook account.

*Lego Challenge! Build your wildest creation using our summer reading theme: Fairy Tales and Myths! Email a photo of your creation to by August 1. Entries will be posted on our facebook page. Three winners will receive Lego sets.


***Register for Jungle Jim here!***



***Register for Storyteller Rona Levanthal here!***


*Family STEAM. Register to pick up a to-go STEAM activity kit curbside. Kits will be available Monday, July 20.


***Register for Musical Storytime with Ruthanne Paulson here to be sent the Zoom link for July 24th. Register for August 14 here.***


***Register for New England Snakes with Rick Roth here***


*Summer Crafts Make and Take. Friday, July 31. Pick up between 1 and 3 pm. Please register here.


*Creative Movement for Kids with Sarah Slifer of MAGMA on ZOOM. Saturday, August 8 at 11 am. Registration required.


*Musical Storytime with Ruthanne Paulson, Friday, August 14, 2020. Register here and we will send you the zoom link.


*Family STEAM. Register to pick up a to-go STEAM activity kit curbside! Monday, August 17.



poetry without paper Poetry Without Paper 2020

Winning poets will be proudly acknowledged and celebrated online. Coming soon!

For information about this program, please click here.




Books and More!


Browse the catalog for
Children’s books and magazines. Can’t find it? Ask another library.

Search for Children’s audiobooks, music and movies in the catalog. Order from another library if you can’t find it.

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

Having Fun at Home

Resources for having fun at home!
Children's Theme Booklists

Find recommended books for children by theme!

Educational and Community Resources for Parents and Teachers.


“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” — Maya Angelou







Science is magic
It started with a big bang : the origin of earth, you and everything else
Moon! : Earth
Life : the first four billion years : the story of life from the big bang to the evolution of humans
How did I get here? : your story from the big bang to your birthday
One day a dot
Can you hear the trees talking? : discovering the hidden life of the forest
Portuguese man-of-war : floating misery
Ants don
Saving the Tasmanian devil : how science is helping the world
Anna & Samia : the true story of saving a black rhino
The science of seafaring : the float-tastic facts about ships
Honda Ridgeline
Nissan Frontier
Ram 1500
Toyota Tacoma
Rabbits, rabbits, & more rabbits!
The ultimate kids
Star Wars, the rise of Skywalker : the galactic guide
I remember : poems and pictures of heritage
Simone Biles : America
Dancing through fields of color : the story of Helen Frankenthaler
The oldest student : how Mary Walker learned to read
We are grateful : otsaliheliga

Series and Graphic Novels

Mr. Wolf
I survived.  The sinking of the Titanic, 1912
Narwhals and other whales
Dream of the blue turtle
Ready, set, goal!
Dr. Floss is the boss!
Pizza, peanut butter, and pickles
Mr. Tony is full of baloney!
Darkest hour
Emma the Easter fairy
Narwhal on a sunny night
The house of Hades
Dork diaries : tales from a not-so-talented pop star
Happy birthday, Geronimo!
The missing movie
The dragonet prophecy
I survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871
I survived the attacks of September 11, 2001
I survived the sinking of the Titanic, 1912

Picture Books

Dazzling adventures
The word pirates
Love from the crayons
The love letter
Disney animals storybook collection.
Just in case you want to fly
The girl and the dinosaur
Puma dreams
Snail and Worm all day
Three ways to trap a leprechaun
With a little help from my friends
Fry bread : a Native American family story
My singing Nana
Look, it
Daniel goes to the dentist
People in Your Neighborhood [With CD (Audio)]
Big book of Elmo : a treasury of stories.
Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy
Charlie & Mouse & Grumpy
Just ask! : be different, be brave, be you
Love you always
I knew you could do it!
Greta and the giants : Inspired by Greta Thunberg