A fun place where children of all ages can come to find thousands of interesting and exciting books to read and enjoy. We have an ever growing collection of Juvenile Fiction, Leveled Readers, Picturebooks, Boardbooks and Spanish Language books. Ask your children's librarian about any special collections we might have on display!
In addition to the books, we have 5 child-access computers, that any child can use, with no need for library card!
|Three (3) AWE Early-Literacy stations with educational games for ages 2-8. Favorites include Reader Rabbit Toddler, Dora the Explorer, and Paint!|
|One (1) dedicated ABC Mouse station with the award winning preschool learning program.|
|One (1) AWE Afterschool Edge station with educational games for ages 6-12. Favorites include Fingertapps Music, Oregon Trail, Spongebob Typing, KidPix Paint!|
Every Friday in the Kids Room, 2:30-4:30 pm - Afterschool Games and Activities for Kids! (Parents Note: This is not Afterschool Care, adults must still accompany children in the library as prescribed in the library policies)
This weekly storytime happens every Wednesday at 11:00. We aim to make this storytime experience a literacy rich environment with books, activities and play with other children.
A look at what goes into a library storytime!
Homeschool families are encouraged to utilize the library's many resources as they endeavor to craft an at-home education for their children. Ask us about the Tennessee Electronic Library, Interlibrary Loan and how those might be of aid to you! Our homeschool crew meets once a month, on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2:00 pm, and often features special guests. We aim to provide experiences for homeschooled families that they might not have access to on their own.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten!
A new program this year, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an ongoing, no-rush reading challenge for families of preschoolers. For more
information on how to sign up for this free program, email firstname.lastname@example.org
With 1000 Books Before Kindergarten we aim to encourage families to read together, ensuring that they are equipped with every tool they need for school success.
Monthly building days featuring Duplo Bricks... Last Thursday of the month at 11am and 3pm.
AWE Educational Software
AWE's mission is to inspire children to become lifelong learners. AWE has developed engaging digital learning solutions to provide a self-directed, intuitive learning environment that is easy to use and can be individualized for every child.
Since it's launch, the Tennessee State Library and Archives has helped promote the new website from the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet, kidcentraltn.com, a single website that pulls content from across departments, making it easier for families to find what they need. The site covers topics like adolescent behavior, car seat requirements, child support, immunizations, safe sleep, and the Hope Scholarship. Share this resource with your partners and community contacts to support family engagement and empowerment across our state.
ANNUAL SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Easter fun is open to all children preschool through 3rd grade and is held on a Saturday in the month of Easter.
Princess Tea Party is our fun dress-up event for little girls, aimed at preschool through Third Grade. Held in the spring of each year, girls are invited to come in their royal finery for dainty food and ladylike games in the children's room.
Knights and Castles is our spring event for boys. Dressing in costume is encouraged, though not required, as boys are invited to explore the library castle, learn about chivalry and show off their knightly skills.
Pumpkin Walk is our favorite annual tradition. Held the Wednesday before Halloween in place of storytime, families of little ones put on their best Halloween costumes and we trick-or-treat our way down Main Street with the help of our many participating Main Street business owners. We end up back at the library for some fall crafts and snacks.
It's Time To Talk About Child Abuse
Every 10 seconds a child abuse report is made.
Report Abuse . . . IT'S THE LAW