Kids

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The Youth Services Department

The Youth Services Department’s goal is to meet the information needs of young people from infants to teens as well as their parents, caregivers, and teachers. In addition to an excellent book collection, the department offers an extensive selection of DVDs, books on CD, magazines, and online databases for children, teens, families, and teachers. The department also offers a full spectrum of fun and educational programs for all ages and interests.

Award Winners

Have you checked out this year’s award winners?  To see the current and past award winners, click here.

Library Lists

Need help finding something to read?  Take a look at NoveList, ask our staff  for recommendations, and check out our library lists for kids.

STEAM Team

STEAM Team is a program for children who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.  Join us with these projects you can do at home with supplies you probably already have.  For a list of the projects, please click here

What's New for Kids

Kids' Blog Entries

Great Books for Special Situations

Sometimes children face huge challenges in life. 

They may not understand why they can't hug their friends the way they used to. They may be placed in a foster home.  They may have an incarcerated parent.  They may experience homelessness.  They may be in a household with a...

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Upcoming Events for Kids

This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Grab-and-Go Craft Kits for Kids

All Day 10/4 - 10/23
Windsor
Location: Windsor
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Program Description:
Transform a paper plate into a spider web, pumpkin, jack-o-lantern, or black cat! Pick up a different craft kit each week and see what your paper plate becomes.  ...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Dallas
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Writing, Games & Activities
Program Description:
Get in the mood for the Community School of the Arts' upcoming show, Junie B. Jones the Musical JR!  CSA has the actors, and your library has the books!  Drop by any library location and pick up your Junie B. activity packet beginning ...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Miller
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Writing, Games & Activities
Program Description:
Get in the mood for the Community School of the Arts' upcoming show, Junie B. Jones the Musical JR!  CSA has the actors, and your library has the books!  Drop by any library location and pick up your Junie B. activity packet beginning ...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Windsor
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Writing, Games & Activities
Program Description:
Get in the mood for the Community School of the Arts' upcoming show, Junie B. Jones the Musical JR!  CSA has the actors, and your library has the books!  Drop by any library location and pick up your Junie B. activity packet beginning ...
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.

Junie B. Jones Activity Packets

All Day 10/4 - 11/14
Main
Location: Main
Age Group: Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Writing, Games & Activities
Program Description:
Get in the mood for the Community School of the Arts' upcoming show, Junie B. Jones the Musical JR!  CSA has the actors, and your library has the books!  Drop by any library location and pick up your Junie B. activity packet beginning ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
Location: Virtual
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age
Program Type: Storytimes
Program Description:
It's not easy living with a bear!  Watch and find out why in this fun story written and illustrated by Mary Tatsuwka.  ROOAARRR! You can watch all of the FSPL storytime videos at any time on the library's Facebook page or YouTube...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
Educators, home schoolers, and anyone who loves sharing books with children and teens won’t want to miss the Friends of the Library used book sale featuring ONLY books and media for children and young adults.  Thousands of fiction and non-fictio...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
Educators, home schoolers, and anyone who loves sharing books with children and teens won’t want to miss the Friends of the Library used book sale featuring ONLY books and media for children and young adults.  Thousands of fiction and non-fictio...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschool" group.
This event is in the "School Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.
Location: Main
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschool, School Age, Teens, Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Book Sales, Books & Writing
Program Description:
Educators, home schoolers, and anyone who loves sharing books with children and teens won’t want to miss the Friends of the Library used book sale featuring ONLY books and media for children and young adults.  Thousands of fiction and non-fictio...

Databases for Kids

ABC Mouse

ABCmouse.com offers the most comprehensive online curriculum for children ages 2-8+, including reading and language arts, math, beginning science, social studies, art, and music. 

When accessing ABCmouse from home via the library website, you will need to create an account.  Your account can be shared by up to three children in a household, each with their own avatar, profile, and progress-tracking on the ABCmouse Step-by-Step Learning Path. 

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CultureGrams

Primary sources, statistics, and cultural reports covering the countries of the world, states, and Canadian provinces.  Explore the United States and discover state flags, maps, sports teams, recipes, symbols, songs, and more. 

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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Hoopla

Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

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LearningExpress

LearningExpress is an interactive online learning platform for job searching, workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation. It also covers college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement for all ages. 

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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Mango Languages

Learn more than 70 languages through real conversations, and also features ESL lessons. Great for kids.

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.

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World Book Kids

Search thousands of articles, multimedia content, and a collection of biographies.

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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World Book Spanish - Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Spanish language encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners. Includes maps, images, and activities. 

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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World Book Student

Find thousands of articles and multimedia aligned to curriculum. Contains numerous tools to engage users in 21st-century education and blended-learning practices.

The Traveler Statewide Resource project is made possible by a grant from U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Arkansas State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.”

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