Reading to young children for as little as twenty minutes a day helps to develop language skills, improve listening and comprehension, and prepares children to read by themselves. Older children improve their vocabulary, strengthen their writing and verbal skills, and develop their knowledge of the world. Reading aloud to your children is the most effective way to create a lifelong love of reading and learning.
The Young People’s Area is located on second floor of the library. Our youngest patrons can find board books, picture books, and easy readers in the De Angeli Room. Fiction, non-fiction, books on tape, magazines, and reference materials are located in the central section of the Young People’s Area for middle and older readers. An Internet station is also available. Graphic novels and young adult fiction is located on the Frazer Avenue wall between the adult periodicals and the children’s section.
Three, four, and five year olds are invited to join our storytime group, which gathers on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Peter P. Childs Meeting Room. This program consists of stories, finger plays, and songs. There is also a snack and play period, and each child receives a theme related craft to take home. If you are new to storytime, please call Dot Garabedian or Carol Ehret at 856-858-0649 to register and for specific dates.