Picture Book
Color Guide

 

Themes

Bedtime stories

Celebrations

Concepts

Family

Favorites

Folk & fairy tales

History

Nature

Rhymes & songs

Stories

Transportation

 

 

 

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, Music & Audios too!
• Board Books for Babies & Toddlers... • Picture Books for Young Children... • First Readers for Beginner Readers... • Chapter Books
• Nonfiction books, including biographies and reference books • Graphic novels & paperbacks • Musical CDs, Audiobooks, Playaways and Kits with the picture book - great for read-along and in the car too.

Be sure to check out our parenting collection of books 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.

 

 

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.

Many thanks to the Friends of the Library for funding our new play boards!


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. Made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Library.

 

 

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
• 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.



PROGRAMS

 

Preschool Story Hour

Join us for stories, songs, movement, and art activities. This program is for children ages 3.5 - 5 years.

Monday September 12 – November 7
No session October 10

 

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)

Mondays
September 12 – October 24
No session October 10

Tuesdays
September 13 – October 25

Thursdays
September 15 – October 27

Visit the Preschool Story board on

 

Visit the Toddler Time board on

 

special programs

Snack & Craft - right after Toddler Time on
Monday September 26, Tuesday September 27, & Thursday September 29
Join us for a sports craft and yummy snacks.

Save the dates…these are free family events and registration is not required
Spooky Stories - Wednesday, October 26 @ 6pm

Gingerbread Family Fun - Wednesday, December 7 @ 6pm

Very Merry Storytime - Wednesday, December 14 @ 6pm

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!

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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