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.

Registration for the Centerville Library Pre-School Story Hour will begin on Tuesday, August 1st. Our Pre-School Story Hour meets on Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 - 10:45.  The cost is $30.00 for the entire school year.  This program includes circle time, book reading, a craft activity, fine and gross motor development activities and a snack.  Please come to the Chidlren's Room for additional information and a registration form.

Thursday, August 17th is the last day to exhange summer reading hours for beads.  Please be sure to come to the Children's Room for your beads and your puzzle pieces.

It's time to clear your house of summer reading material!

The Youth Services Department of Center Library is pleased to announce "Fine Forgiveness Week".  During the week of August 21st through the 26th, patrons can return children's and young adult material (Centerville Library material only) and have those library fines waived.  The fines will be waived only for material returned during August 21st - 26th and in good condition.


Check out these new releases in the Children’s Room.




Building A Better World - 2017 Summer Reading Program

enterville Public Library
2017 Summer Reading Program
Early Literacy Program (Infants to Age 4)
The Early Literacy Program is designed to create enthusiasm for reading in our very youngest patrons.  This program allows them to participate in the summer reading program in their own special way.  Because this is a pre-reading age, the time recorded on the reading log is the time a parent or caregiver reads to the child.  The child will be able to receive a sticker for every 30 minutes of reading time and a special prize for every two hours of reading time.  Children will also have an opportunity to win another prize when they complete five Book Reading Activity Sheets.                                    
Elementary Program (Grades K – 5)
There are many reading incentive programs for kids in the Elementary Program.  When children register for the summer reading program, they will receive a dog-tag necklace.  As they read, they will be able to accumulate colored and novelty beads that reflect the time read.  Kids will have the opportunity to trade in beads as they increase their time.  For every two hours of reading, the child will also get a puzzle piece to help complete the summer reading puzzle. 
The second incentive program involves answering the “Question of the Week” which will be posted at the library desk.  The correct answer wins a prize. 
The final incentive program will be completing a simple Book Review for each book the child reads.  Each week, one Book Review will be drawn for a prize.
Young Adult Program (Age Varies)
This program is specific to the Young Adult books in our library.  Every time a middle/high school patron checks out a Young Adult book, they will receive a scratch ticket for an opportunity to be an instant winner.  Any non-winning tickets will be collected and the participant will be eligible for a grand prize drawing at the end of the summer. 
Participants in this program can also complete a simple Book Review for each YA book read.   Each week, one Book Review will be drawn for a prize.
Registration and detailed information about the summer reading programs are available at the Centerville Library.
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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.