Welcome to the children’s room of the Centerville Public Library.
Our goal is to be a resource for families in our community for both enjoyment and education.  Our children’s section offers our youngest patrons a variety of choices such as board books, early readers, pictures books and oversized picture books, holiday collections, book kits (book and accompanying plush toy), biographies, fiction and non-fiction chapter books, graphic novels, and magazines.  We also offering multi-lingual books and DVDs, books with accompanying audio version, music CDs, audio books, and a variety of DVDs.
We provide plenty of resources for our parents as well.  The topics of our parenting books range from setting limits and navigating divorce to dealing with allergies and fun activities to do as a family.  We also offer picture books on important topics such as bullying, cheating, and death in the family.
Our friendly atmosphere encourages parents and caregivers to relax, read, play, and learn with their children during their library visit.  The center of our children’s section is filled with a variety of manipulates and plush animals as well as a train set, dollhouse, drawing table, crafts, and games.  There are also plenty of comfy quiet spots to share a book with a child.
Our library is dedicated to fostering a love of reading and a love of learning.  We look forward to your next visit.
Have You Ever Seen These Books?
Choose Your Own Adventures
The next time you are in the Centerville Library Children's Room you need to check out these books! Choose Your Own Adventure books allow the reader to decide how they want the story to go.  For example, you might read the first three pages and then you are presented with two options.  The first option asks you to continuing reading on page four, but if you chose the second option, you might need to go all the way to page 38.  There are actually several different stories in one!

                   
Check Out These Fabulous New Titles and Request One, Today!
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Literacy Enrichment Kits
Now Available to Check Out


Literacy Enrichment Kits are designed to enhance your child's reading experience by using a variety of books, games, activities, stuffed animals, and suggsted activites to do at home.  The intention of these kits is to support the parent and child in exploring a particular topic together by playing games, creating artwork, taking virtual tours, conducting experiments, and playing make believe.  The following kits are now available to check out:  Fancy Nancy, Dinosaurs, Nature, Pirates, Art, Solar System, Math Beginner and Advanced, Save Our Planet, Cooking, and Magic.

 

Take Home Your Favorite Stuffed Animal!



Stuffed animals and puppets are now aviable to check out -- just like a book.  Many children find it difficult to leave their favorite stuffed animal after playtime at the library, so now they do not have to.