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.

 
 



New Music The Entire Family Will Enjoy!

    

     

      





New Non-Fiction For Young Readers!

 
The Learning Ladders series is designed to reinforce reading skills and enlarge children's vocabulary while introducing nonfiction topics.  Text appears in large, clear type and is carefully worded for a young audience.  The concepts are supported by illustrations and photographs.  The volumes also introduce text features found in textbooks and reference materials, such as a simple table of contents, a resource list for further reading, and an index.  Puzzle pages, fun facts, and true/false quizzes appear at the end of each volume.



     


      



 
 
New Non-Fiction For Advance Readers!
 
In collaboration with NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program, World Book has created Out of This World -- an exclusive series where kids with advanced reading skills can explore the next frontiers of space.  Discover alien caves, hitchhike to asteroids, and much more in this easy-to-read series about complex space science topics.  Stunning imagery and interactive activities complete these books that will entice and challenge readers of all ages.  The Out of This World series features new NASA projects to develop bold new advances in space technology.  
 
The best feature about these books is the information they share about a NASA scientist and the work they are doing.  For example, the book Robot Explorers features personal information about the engineer Robert Peck.  He shares his introduction to sciece at a young age and what prompted him to explore this field.

   
  


     


     

                

       

 

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 available 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 don't have to.