The Children’s Department is located in the original historic section of the library. It has a great selection of new and classic children’s books including the most requested series. We also have graphic novels, books on CD, board books and children’s magazines.


2021 Literacy Calendar

The Literacy Calendar is to help parents of preschoolers get their child ready for school.  It is based on the Every Child Ready to Read® practices of reading, writing, singing, talking, playing and counting.  On the calendar there are fun skills-building activities for each day and also for every month there are nursery rhymes, early literacy tips, song lyrics, or suggested reading material.

View or print out your copy here.

The Children’s Department Programs:

Toddler & Preschool Story Time is a weekly program for children ages 5 and under. Each story time includes age appropriate stories, crafts, rhymes, and more. No registration required.

Saturday Story Time is a monthly program for kids ages 3-8. Saturday story time consists of some stories and lots of activities. No registration required.

Other special programs are offered periodically. Check the Events tab for more information.


Need more ideas on where to turn for educational and fun resources?

Ohio Educational LibraryMedia Association
Northeast Ohio Regional Library System

Online Stories:
Society of Children’s BookWriters and Illustrators Digital Directory of Online Book Readings
Storyline Online
Story Time From Space
KidLit TV

Little Bins for Little Hands
STEAM Powered Family
STEM Activities for KIds

Travel at Home:
National Park Service
National Air and Space Museum
National Museum of Natural History
Other Smithsonian Tours
Google Arts & Culture-explore art museums all over the world!
National Geographic Kids

Take a Walk on the Wild Side:
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Pittsburgh Zoo
San Diego Zoo
The National Aquarium
New England Aquarium

Amusement Parks Near and Far:
Cedar Point (Scroll to the bottom for roller coaster fun)
Disney Parks

Reading Links:
Overdrive for Kids (Free eBooks)
Accelerated Reader BookFinder
Scholastic Books, information and games
Newbery Book Winners
Caldecott Book Winners
American Library Association Notable Children’s Books
Ohio Ready to Read
Super Summary Children’s Literature Resource Guide

Local Schools:
Lisbon McKinley Elementary
Beaver Local Elementary
Southern Local Elementary
United Local Elementary