Picture Book
Color Guide



Bedtime stories





Folk & fairy tales



Rhymes & songs






Children's services | Anytime is Reading Time!


Library Cards
• Children of any age, even infants, are eligible for their own library cards. • Parents are responsible for any materials borrowed on the card. • There are no fines on children’s materials borrowed on a child’s card.


Kim Flynn
Children's Librarian
Email: kflynn at thompsonpubliclibrary.org
Tracy Allen

Library Assistant for Children's Services
Email: tallen at thompsonpubliclibrary.org

Kids Catalog

Features Include:
... clickable icons that let you browse subject categories
... search for just juvenile material in the library
... able to place holds on material and create & save title lists

Books, Books, Books
• Board Books for Babies & Toddlers... • Picture Books for Young Children... • First Readers for Beginner Readers... • Chapter Books such as Junie B. Jones, Diary of the Wimpy Kid, 39 Clues, & Magic Tree House
• Nonfiction books such as biographies, award winners, and animal books... • Reference books such as encyclopedias, atlases, and books about presidents... • Audiobooks for younger & older listeners including playaways... • Graphic novels & paperbacks



Visit our Play Corner!
It's the perfect place for young children to play! This area is appropriate for children birth to 6 years of age with parental supervision.

Be sure to check out our parenting collection of books, videos, musical CDs and pamphlets which is conveniently located in the play corner. The offerings range from
birth through the teenage years
on a variety of topics, and all items may be borrowed.

Online Resources for Children
Kids can find homework help and databases, including ICONN, to aid in their research.

Digital Library anytime! Download books and audios for your reading pleasure.
Learn more here.

Some of the Overdrive ebook titles include...


Just for kids!! TumbleBooks is an online library of animated talking picture books that kids can read or read along with. The storybook collection includes storybooks, read-alongs, nonfiction & language books and books for the iPad.



Picture Book Collection

Look for the THEME in the call number when searching in the catalog.

Here's the color guide. Each theme is arranged by author.


• Computers available for research, typing papers, & homework


The Friends of the Library have made a wonderful gift to our Library. The Early Learning Station offers 50+ educational games in seven curriculum areas for kids ages 3-8+ . It features a touchscreen, and is not connected to the Internet. It is located in the Play Corner.

Funds from the Friends Next Chapter initiative were used for a portion of the purchase. Many thanks to those who have contributed to this fund. If you would like to donate, forms are available at the Library and online.



Preschool Story Hour

Join us for stories, songs, movement, and art activities. This program is for children ages 3.5 - 5 years. Please sign up at the circulation desk.

MONDAYS 10:15-11am

January 4 – February 29

No sessions January 18 & February 15


Toddler Time

Join us for rhymes, stories, songs, puppets, and so much more! This program is for children ages birth - 3.5 years. (older siblings are welcome) Registration is NOT required.


Mondays January 4 – February 8
No session January 18

Tuesdays January 5 – February 9

Thursdays January 7 – February 11


Snack & Craft directly after Toddler Time (11:15)

Monday January 11

Tuesday January 12

Thursday January 14

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In January 2015 we introduced a quieter, gentler storytime for families of children with special needs. This is a smaller program with only 12 children. Stories are aimed at a preschool audience but any age child is welcome. We sing songs, read books with hands-on flannel activities, and play with bubbles!


Winter Programs

Gingerbread Family Fun... Wednesday, December 9 @ 6pm

You bring a structure and we’ll supply the rest... candy, icing, & graham crackers.
This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Library.

Very Merry Storytime... Wednesday, December 16 @ 6pm

Relax in your jammies and enjoy stories, songs, cookies, and hot cocoa and maybe we’ll have a surprise guest from the North Pole.

These are free family events and registration is not required.


Take Your Child to the Library Day ...Saturday February 6


The Library has an After School Program …come and join the fun!!! Offered since 1987, this free program is for children in kindergarten – 4th grade. Bus transportation from schools to the program is provided, parent pick up is at 5pm. Attendance is one day a week.

Join us for games, snacks, library scavenger hunts, book clubs, read to the dogs, outdoor play and special events like Iditarod in the park, movies and popcorn & so much more!

Space is limited. Contact Kim Flynn.


In addition to programs listed, Children's Services also offers stories read aloud, tours of the library and reference assistance to organizations, such as schools, scouts and day cares, who wish to come to the library to promote literacy. Library outreach programs are also available.




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