|Mon:||10:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Tue:||10:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Wed:||10:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Thu:||10:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Fri:||10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Sat:||10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Sun:||Library is Closed|
The Children's Department serves the children of Warren County as well as all of those who work with them, including their parents, teachers, and group leaders.
We offer books, beginning reader's, biographies, fiction and nonfiction, graphic novels, general encyclopedias, encyclopedias of countries of the world, Read-Alongs, (Books with Cassettes/CD's), music on CD's, videos, DVD's, audio books on CD, PlayAway Views and magazines. We have three Internet stations (filtered) for children ages 14 and younger. Children must use their own library card when utilizing an Internet station. Children's e-books are now available through Overdrive. Please check the library's homepage for more information about e-books.
Throughout the year the Children's Department, upon request, conducts tours and gives programs for community groups and school groups. Throughout fall, winter, spring and summer the Children's Department conducts Toddler Time, which takes place on select Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Department. This popular program includes stories, songs, crafts and creative play. Build-It-Up, Take-It-Down encourages children to use their imagination and build STEM skills as they construct castles, towers, roads, homes, farms...whatever they want. This summer Built-It-Up is offered on Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Children's Department. There are also a variety of other special events planned throughout the year, such as speakers and performers. Please refer to the children's Upcoming Events for current programs.
Each summer, the Children's Department participates in the nationwide Collaborative Summer Reading Program that is designed to promote reading for pleasure and to plant the seeds of a lifelong enjoyment of reading. The 2018 Summer Reading Program was Libraries Rock! Other themes were Build a Better World, Every Hero Has a Story, Dig into Reading, Dream Big, READ!, One World, Many Stories, Make a Splash: READ!, Be Creative at Your Library,and Catch the Reading Bug. The programs are free and encourage children to read for fun and to maintain the reading skills they have mastered during the school year.
The Children's Department is open during normal library hours. Please call the library and ask for ext. 126 or 127 if you have any questions.
Websites for Children
ABCmouse: The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2–7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it. And it’s free to use when visiting the Warren Public Library! From Age of Learning, Inc.
Book, Print & Media Awards The American Library Association and its member units honor books, print and other forms of media through a variety of awards. These awards are given to publications, and the authors, illustrators, and publishers who create them. Newbery and Caldecott are just two of the numerous award lists you will find here. These lists can serve as an excellent resource when selecting books for your children.
Storyline Online An award-winning children's literacy website. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation streams videos featuring well-known actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. The site also offers activity guides. Click on the photo of the book to start the recording of the book you choose. The site also offers an app.
Pennsylvania Center for the Book: Includes links to award lists, blogs, reviews, book clubs, family literacy projects, book events such as conferences and festivals.
Parents' Choice: Children's Media and Toy Reviews: Professionals with various areas of expertise evaluate audio, books, DVDs, magazines, mobile apps, software, television, toys, video games, and websites. Awards are arranged by category, and reviews are provided.
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids - A fun and educational website designed for students, parents, and teachers. It provides an introduction to how the U.S. Government works based on information resources available on the Government Printing Office website.
BookFLIX and TrueFLIX: (NOTE: This is not an active link. To visit BookFLIX and TrueFLIX, follow steps listed below.) Perfect for early readers, English Language Learners, and reluctant readers, BookFLIX and pairs quality fiction video storybooks with nonfiction eBooks. TrueFLIX pairs short informational videos with nonfiction ebooks to teach about people, places, nature, history and science. Also included with each pair of books are interactive games and activites, web links, author biographies, and resources for educators, librarians and parents. Featuring Weston Woods movies by Scholastic. To visit: go the the Library's website www.warrenlibrary.org, find the Power Library box under the Events Calendar. Click again on the Power Library icon, and then on Power Kids in upper right corner. You will have to enter your library card number at some point, which can be found on the back of your library card. As long as your library card number is active, you should be able to access BookFLIX and TrueFLIX.