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.

Infant Story Time

Centerville Library children's room will be having infant story time every Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:00 in the children's section.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our youngest patrons to sing songs, do some finger play activities, listen to a story, sing some songs, and simply have a fun-filled story time with their caregiver and other young children.  There is no fee or pre-registration -- just show up and be ready to have a great time!

 
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, and Solar System.  Coming soon will be two math kits -- beginner and advanced.  
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.  




 

If you can't make it to the kid's area of the Alice Owen Williams Bookstore...

We've brought some of the books for sale up to the Children's Room!
As always, all children's books are only
$0.50,
Parenting hardcovers are just $1.00!