To help children of all backgrounds, beginning with birth through age 12, develop a zest for learning, a life-long love of reading, and the skills to find the answers in their quest for knowledge in a non-threatening atmosphere.
The Children's Department will be the acknowledged source of information and learning for children, the encourager of reading, and the leader in cooperation with schools and organizations. We will be the gateway of life-long learning, offering a full spectrum of services, materials, and programs that reflect the mission of the Library District. We will stimulate children's interests and appreciation of reading and learning with a current, accessible collection.
We will respect children of all backgrounds as individuals and will assist them in exercising their right to information and knowledge; every child will have the opportunity to use the library and learn from its resources.
We believe that books and information have a positive impact on children's lives.
We are committed to introducing children to ways of gathering information and finding answers through print material, as well as through non-print and electronic resources.
We are committed to introducing children to the joys of reading and the pleasure of books.
Reading programs are offered to encourage children to develop a habit of reading that will serve to benefit their personal and professional lives.
We are committed to providing a skilled staff that gives personal assistance and creates enthusiasm for the library.
The Children's Room will provide children with a warm and inviting environment, as well as a child friendly atmosphere.
Getting a Library Card
Children may acquire a card in their own name at any age. Parents must accompany their minor children (under 14) when signing up for a card. Simply bring in some identification that shows your local residency and our staff can provide a card in just a few minutes. Studies show that children who read or are read to in the home perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifelong learning and opportunity.