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ABOUT YOUR LIBRARY
- Children's Services at the Library
- We are on the lower level of the main libary.
- Call us at 307-577-READ ext. 122.
- Let us answer your questions! Walk-in and telephone reference services for children.
- Reader's Advisory service to recommend books for particular ages and interests
- Children's educational computer area with games and reference programs
- Outreach programs for schools and community groups.
- Reading lists and bibliographies on frequently requested subjects.
- Children's Books and more...
- Easy picture books
- Juvenile fiction
- Juvenile Non-fiction
- Juvenile Reference
- Children's Magazines
- Children's Books on CD
- We have two computers for searching the catalog. Six computers are available, featuring interactive stories and games, word processing software and filtered Internet access. Please see the Library Internet Policy for more information.
- Storytime (September to mid-December and January to July) is for ages 3-5 and takes place at the Bob Goff Memorial Library in Mills on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and in the Crawford Room at the main library on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 am. Daycares are welcome to attend.
- Tuesday storytime sessions are designed for infants and toddlers. These "Tiny Tot Times" are held 10:30 am each Tuesday at the main library. Children under age 3 and their parents or caregivers are welcome.
- Storytime is not held on holidays. Please check with the Children's Department for the current schedule.
- AFTER SCHOOL @ THE LIBRARY
- Elementary students are invited to participate in weekly after school programs featuring games, crafts, learning activities and more. After School @ the Library is held each Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Crawford Room.
- TWEEN MONDAYS
- Students in grades 4-6 can participate in book clubs, craft projects, games and other activities designed for their age group each Monday at the library. Tween Mondays will be held at 4 p.m. at the main library.
- Call 307-265-6379 for a new story each week, 24 hours a day.
- For more children's and tween events, visit the Events Calendar.
TEACHERS & TOURS
- The Children's/Young Adult Services Division offers tours of the library and outreach services to area schools and community organizations. Tours can be arranged by calling the Children's Services Desk at 307-577-READ, ext 122. Please call at least two weeks in advance of the desired date of your tour or program. It's preferable to have a couple of possible dates in mind when scheduling tours, particularly in the Spring and Fall when the demand is high.
- Tours include an overview of the WYLD Cat online catalog system, a complete tour of the library's public areas, and an in-depth tour of the children's collection. Additional topics such as research methods, library support services, and special storytimes can be arranged for as well.
- Outreach programs vary from special storytimes and the benefits of reading to your children to instruction in storytelling, how to use the Internet and booktalking. Contact the Youth Services Coordinator with special requests at 307-577-READ, ext 122 or email email@example.com. We will make our best effort to accommodate all requests.
- ALA's Tips for Parents
How to Raise a Reader, Good Books for Kids, Keeping your Child Safe On-line
Includes "Child Safety on the Information Highway". Plus tips, advice and suggestions to make your family's online experience fun and productive!
BOOKS: ADVISORY & AWARDS
- Wyoming's Buckaroo Award
Wyomings'children's choice award for grades K-3. 15 books make up the list. Students who read three are eligible to vote for the winner.
- Wyoming's Indian Paintbrush Award
Wyoming's children's choice award for grades 4-6. 15 books comprise this year's list. Students who read three are eligible to vote for the next winner
- Wyoming's Soaring Eagle Award
Wyoming's young adult book award--15 books on the list each year, nominated and voted on by students in grades 6-12.
- Caldecott Award
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book published in the United States the previous year. Site includes information about the most recent winner and honor books, a history of the award, criteria for selection and a complete list of past winners and honor books.
- Newbery Award
The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association to the author of the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year. In addition to the most recent winner and honor books, site includes a history of the award, criteria for selection and a complete list of past winners and honor books.
- Children's Literature on the Web
Links to internet resources related to books for children & young adults, including book lists, book awards and authors.
Connect to your favorite book characters-Harry Potter, Goosebumps, Clifford, Captain Underpants and Animorphs. Also games galore and other web wonders.
- PBS Kids
Online space for kids to interact with their favorite PBS characters, including Arthur, Barney, Clifford & the Teletubbies.
- Guys Read
Author Jon Sciezka has created a website designed to connect boys with books they will want to read. http://guysread.com
- Lemony Snicket
An interactive web page by the author of 'A Series of Unfortunate Events.'
- Jan Brett's homepage
Younger readers will be delighted with this site's thousands of coloring pages and activities highlighting characters from her books.
- SEARCH ENGINES
- Yahoo! Kids
The web guide for kids.
Fact Monster is unique in combining reference materials, fun facts and features, and homework help - all in one safe, searchable environment created especially for kids.
Web search for kids, designed by librarians. Everything from A-Z, over 600 subjects to search.
- Ask Kids
Ask Kids is the fastest and easiest way to find answers to questions. Ask Kids allows you to ask a question in plain English and, after interacting with you to confirm the question, Ask.com for Kids takes you to one and only one web site that answers your question.
- Multnomah County Library Fun for Kids
Site includes links to a variety of online fun for kids - matching, alphabet & numbers, stories and reading, games, coloring and animals.