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Kids Homepage

Welcome to the Youth Services Department

We are committed to giving you, children birth through fifth grade, and your parents and caregivers of all ages personalized attention.

Books, magazines, and multi-media materials selected for ages birth through fifth grade can be found in the William Hadwen Ames Memorial Room. Puzzles for pre-schoolers, and personal computers for children’s use can also be found in this area.  

Kids Blogs

Friday, July 09
Experience a story in a different way, with no books or pictures! Close your eyes, listen carefully, and prepare for an adventure. What would it be like to have a highly-sensitive snout, leathery...
Saturday, May 29
This past week, we lost two Children's Book greats: Eric Carle (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) & Lois Ehlert (Chicka Chicka Boom Boom). Both were prolific authors & illustrators whose work will...
Wednesday, April 28
You may have read that AFL is observing Screen-Free Week, but what does that mean for you?  Screen-Free Week is an annual event during the first week of May that encourages families to find...
Tuesday, December 01
Listen to Miss Jess share Hanukkah and Christmas books during these holiday storytimes! These prerecorded storytimes can be viewed at your convenience, December 1 - 31, 2020! To see ALL of our...
Friday, November 20
Welcome to Miss Jess Suggests! In each episode of this series, Head of Youth Services Jessica Block recommends great books for you to try (plus some bonus titles!). Different episodes will focus on...

Storytimes & Events

Fri, July 30
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fri, July 30
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tue, August 03
10:30am - 11:00am
Tue, August 03
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wed, August 04
10:30am - 11:00am

Purchase Request

Is there a book, CD or DVD you would like us to own?  Let us know by filling out a purchase request.

Kids Homepage