Welcome to the Children’s Department!
Our focus is on children from birth through age 14. We have a large collection of materials
including : board books, picture books, books for beginning readers, current and classic fiction,
a wide range of non-fiction titles, books in Spanish, audio books, music CDs, magazines,
downloadable audio and e-books and much, much more including a computer room for
children up to the age of 13!
We have 5 special AWE computers. These Early Literacy Stations are a dynamic all-in-one
digital learning solution for children ages 2–10. These popular computers are a must for many
children any time they visit the library. They are so much fun no one notices how much
learning is actually taking place. One is Spanish/English bilingual.
Our Children’s Department offers a variety of programming throughout the year. Four series of
pre-school story hours for children from ages 3 months to 5 years are offered September
through May. Pre-registration is a must.
BABY & ME – For ages 3 months to 23 months
TODDLER TIMES 2 – For ages 2 years
TODDLER TIMES 3 – For ages 3 years
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME – For ages 4 and 5 years
Special Story Times, Baby Signing Time (for ages 9 months to 3 years), Jr. Book Buddies (for
ages 5 to and Lego Club occur throughout the year and more information will be listed on
For more information on the above programs, call the Children’s Department at the library at
353-5600 ext. 122.
Watch for family programs featuring special performances through the year especially during
school vacation weeks and during our Summer Reading Time, usually late June to mid-August.
Also, check out our Museum passes for a free or reduced admission to the RI Children’s
Museum and Roger Williams Park Zoo among others.
Live Homework Help at Tutor.com (http://www.tutor.com/homeworkhelpRI) If you are in
grades K-12, college or you are an adult learner, you can receive free tutoring in math, science,
social studies and English everyday from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. online.
American Library Association Great Websites for Kids
Barney and Friends (http://www.barney.com/usa/index.asp)
Between the Lions (http://pbskids.org/lions/)
Dr. Seuss (http://www.seussville.com//)
Fun Brain (http://www.funbrain.com/)
Kids Reads (http://www.kidsreads.com/)
Magic School Bus (http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/index.htm)
NASA Kids Club (http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html)
National Geographic Kids (http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/)
Nickelodeon Jr. (http://www.nickjr.com/)
PBS Kids (http://pbskids.org/)
Sports Illustrated for Kids(http://www.sikids.com/)
Up to Ten (http://www.uptoten.com/kids/uptoten-home.html)
Yahoo Kids (http://kids.yahoo.com/)