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.
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.
Daily Early Literacy Activities The Public Library Association puts together monthly calendars with home activities you can share with your preschooler. Each week has a variety of activities that include reading, writing, singing, talking, playing and counting. Click on the months below to view the activities.
The Lepper Library Planned Giving Brochure
Ohio Family Literacy
The Ohio Family Literacy website helps 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 site there are different fun skill-building activities for each day. Click on the link below to check it out.
Day By Day – Ohio Family Literacy
Need more ideas on where to turn for educational and fun resources?
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
Amusement Parks Near and Far:
Cedar Point (Scroll to the bottom for roller coaster fun)
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