Programs in the Children’s Department
We have two regular storytimes. Our first is a Baby Play Date geared for children 0-2. And, our second is a Preschool Storytime for children 2+. During these times we combine reading, with games and activities to reinforce Early Literacy. Find detailed information on our Storytime Page.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Want to give your child the best start they can get for a successful school experience? Then start them with the David A. Howe Library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The goal is simple: read 1000 books to your child before they begin school. How? We will help you get there. Register today to receive a book bag and reading log. This reading log will help you track how many books you are reading to your child. Return the completed log after every 100 books to receive a small prize for your child and your next reading log (if necessary). We will also hold small parties for all participants every few months to help keep everyone motivated and enjoying themselves. After a year, we will hold a 1000 Books Bash where everyone is invited to attend and anyone who has completed the challenge will be honored. Contact the youth department with any questions, or to register! For more information, check our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten page
Contact the children’s librarian to arrange a tour of the library for your class, youth or homeschool group.
The children’s librarian is available to visit schools, preschools, hospitals, nonprofits, organizations which work with children, and other organizations to provide outreach storytimes and talk about early literacy. Contact the children’s librarian to schedule a visit.