YOUTH

Welcome to the library’s Youth Services!

Tucked under the eaves on the fourth floor, the Children’s room has something for all ages. From reference books for your school papers, to the latest bestseller, there is a book for you. On a rainy day come by and play at our train table, color a picture, or do a puzzle. Find a movie to enjoy with the whole family. Our friendly staff is here to help.

Our Teen corner is located on the first floor of the library and is a space just for older kids with books, graphic novels, four dedicated computers and reference items just for 6th-12th graders. Come on in and browse our collection.

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Would you like to volunteer in the Children’s Room?

Please contact our Head of Youth Services Danielle Masterson by filling out this form! Thank you!


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eBooks & Magazines 

Overdrive / Libby – Just for kids! All you need is your library card.


Research & Homework

Explore the world – all with the help of your library card! Access databases full of books, magazines and other texts by clicking the links below. If you are in the library, you will be brought directly to the database. If you are home, you will need your library card barcode number.

Elementary students:

Kids InfoBits

Britannica

Houghton Mifflin textbooks

Everyday Math

Middle School students:

Research in Context

Britannica

High School students:

Biography in Context

Britannica

Global Issues in Context

InfoTrac Student Edition

Literature Resource Center

NRHS Library

Science in Context

U.S. History in Context

World History in Context


Sites/Games to Explore

Wondropolis – Questions submitted by kids, answered by experts

Fact Monster – Let Frank the Fact Monster help you with your homework or just give you some information you may not already know! Also games and trivia.

Starfall – Reading and phonics fun

Fun Brain – Popular games, videos and books

Storyline Online – Your favorite books read by awesome people

Toy Theater – Educational games for kindergarten through third grade

ABC YA – Educational games for preK through fifth grade

Brain Pop Jr – Games for all topics

Twisty Noodle – Learning coloring pages

NASA Kids – Go to outer space!

I Spy – I spy with my little eye…

Highlights for Kids – One of our favorite magazines!

National Geographic for Kids – Another favorite!

PBS Learning – Learn from the best!

Scholastic News – News just for kids

Smithsonian – Explore the Smithsonian’s kids’ site

Sports Illustrated for Kids – Learn about your favorite athletes and sports

Time for Kids – More news for kids

ABC MouseFREE on all library computers – games for children ages 2 through 8+

PBS Kids – games that align with PBS programming

NRPS Typing Agent – You will need your NRPS login for this!


Storytime

Please join us for storytime three times a week! Each session is geared toward a specific age group and features literacy activities, stories and songs. Check the calendar for the schedule and register for each session. There is normally a two-week break in between sessions for planning purposes.

Mondays, 10 a.m. – ages 1 and 2 – a mix of traditional storytime plus Mother Goose on the Loose with Ms. Danielle. Play with instruments, learn rhymes, sing songs and more!

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – ages 3 and 4 – traditional storytime and a craft with Ms. Janice.

Fridays, 9:30 a.m. – ages infant and 1 – a mix of traditional storytime plus Mother Goose on the Loose with Ms. Danielle. Play with instruments, learn rhymes, bond with baby and more!


Free Music!

Your library doesn’t just get you books, it now gets you free music. Download the Freegal Music app on your iPhone or Android. If you’d rather use your computer, click here. You’ll be asked to enter your zip code and choose your library. Enter your full library card number and from there, you’ll be able to download five songs per week and stream three hours of music a day.


Drop-in Craft: 

Our monthly craft sessions are held on the third Wednesday of the month between 2:45 and 4:30 p.m. No registration needed.


Lego Club: 

Our popular Lego Club will be held on the first Friday of every month.


Wishlist

Do you want to help the Youth Services Department? The Children’s Room is graciously accepting donations of any kind. We would love to accept a donation from you and your family. We would acknowledge your donation publicly and with a placard. Please contact Youth Services Librarian Danielle Masterson if you would like to discuss a specific donation! We are so appreciative of all donations!

Wishlists are always evolving:

  • Coloring Books
  • My Busy Books sets
  • Geoboards
  • Puppets
  • Stuffed animals
  • Stickers
  • Puzzles
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Dry-erase markers
  • $5 and up gift cards to A.C. Moore
  • $5 and up gift cards to Michaels
  • $5 and up gift cards to Dollar Tree

Thank you for your support and patronage!


Visit The Children’s Room 

We offer:

  • Audio books
  • Books
  • Book & CD/cassette sets
  • Children’s Videos & DVD’s
  • Board Books
  • Children’s magazines
  • Children’s Reference Area
  • Parents’ Shelf

 

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