Children

Welcome to the Franklin Square Public Library’s Children’s Room!

 

Where children are encouraged to explore, play, create, and develop a love of reading.

 

 

 

Collection:

Catering to children from birth to sixth grade, the Children’s Library contains:

  • Picture books:  Filled with both words and pictures, these books are perfect for parents to read aloud at story time.
  • Easy Readers:  Perfect for beginner readers in the first and second grades, these short books have illustrations and use simple words and sentences to tell a story.
  • Chapter Books:  Fiction books for readers from third to sixth grade.  These books are longer and more complex than Easy Reads and have few, if any, illustrations.
  • Non-Fiction:  Books that are fact-based rather than stories.  Non-fiction books are used in research projects.
  • Magazines:  Popular children’s magazines including Highlights and National Geographic Kids.
  • Books on CD:  Audio book version of written texts.
  • Music CDs:  Music from popular children’s programs, movies, and artists.
  • Computers:  Seven terminals for homework and entertainment.

Programs and Services:

Story Times & Story Crafts:  Your child will have oodles of fun at our story times, designed for children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years old, and story crafts, for children between 3 and 5 year olds.

Special Programs:  The Library’s special programs include sing-a-longs, fun and interactive lectures, and crafts presented by artists, chefs, Librarians, and museum curators.

Craft Programs:  Join the Children’s Librarians for craft time.

Book Discussions:  Read a book and discuss it with a group.

Read to Dogs:  Do you have a struggling or reluctant reader between the ages of 5 and 8 years old? Help your child or grandchild gain confidence by signing him/her up to read to a certified therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International.

The Lego Club:  If your child loves to build with LEGOs then he/she will love this ongoing program where the Library provides the LEGO blocks.  Participants can work together as a group or individually to design a masterpiece which will be photographed and featured on the Library’s website.

Event/Program Pictures:  Check out pictures from Children’s events and programs held at the Library.

Research:  In addition to a vast collection of print material, the Library also subscribes to a number of online databases which provide access to reliable and age appropriate research material as well as educational games.

Summer Reading Clubs:  Held annually between the months of June and August.

Read-to-Me Summer Reading Club:  Help your little one develop valuable skills by reading, singing, and playing games with him/her throughout the summer in this reading club designed especially for children between the ages of 2 and 3.

Summer Reading Club:  Keep your child reading throughout the summer!  After a child reads four books, he/she will be invited to the Summer Reading Club Party at the end of the summer.  Children who read 16 or more books win a free book.  Open to children between the ages of 4 and 12.