Melanie Ramsey (Miss Melanie) is the director of Children’s and Youth Services. Contact her at the Library (695-5961, ext. 101) or click here to email her.
Click here for a calendar of events including Children’s Room events.
The Children’s Room offers storybooks, board books, fiction and nonfiction books, audiobooks, family videos, and storybooks with audiotapes.
Story Time is held throughout the school year. It is free and open to all who are interested. Children must be able to sit and listen quietly, and must be accompanied by an adult. For information about the next scheduled Story Time, please contact the Library.
Tips for parents and guardians for building reading skills
Take your child to the public library. Help your child get a library card. Find out if there are any special programs or reading clubs at your library. Ask the children’s librarian to recommend a good book for your child.
After watching a TV show, get a book on that topic.
Give your child books as gifts. Encourage your child to give books as gifts.
Take books along when you go to doctors’ offices, on car trips, and on vacations.
Show your child that you like to read.
Read aloud to your child. Children enjoy hearing the same story many times.
Provide a special shelf or box for your child to store books.
After reading a story to your child, discuss the story. Ask your child to make up another good title for it. Ask your child to tell you what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
Encourage your child to make books. These books can be storybooks or scrapbooks with pictures such as animals.
Suggest that your child create bookmarks using pictures cut from greeting cards and magazines mounted on cardboard and decorated with yarn or scraps of cloth.
Set aside a special time to read every day.
ABCmouse.com helps kids 2-6 years old at preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten levels learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.
eSebco uses the power of technology to give you an advantage in getting young learners interested in reading.
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Great Literary Websites for Parents and Kids (from the PA Dept of Education)
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