Welcome to the Children's Page

Our Children’s Department serves children ages birth through 5th grade and their caregivers. You will find some information on different services we offer.
For information on Teens and Tweens click here.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
“The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten… If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years.”

– 1000booksbeforekindergarten.org

Stop at the Children’s Desk to sign up and get your name on our wall of fish. Keep track of how many books you read and for every 100 books, you can add a bubble to your name. When you make it to 1,000 books, you will earn a certificate!

The American Girl Doll, Courtney
American Girl Doll Lending Program
Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library cardholders have the opportunity to borrow from a selection of American Girl Dolls. Click here to browse our collection of American Girl Dolls and their associated reading lists,

or jump right to your favorite American Girl Doll.

Reader Advisory
Need Book Recommendations?
Do you need help finding your next favorite book? Our librarians are here to help you.

Just fill out this simple online form and we will respond with some new great books that you are sure to love.

Watch over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons.
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The TBL is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble Puzzles & Games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
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Explora is EBSCO’s interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards
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An online reader’s advisory to fiction books. Keyword and subject access to thousands of children’s and adult fiction titles with full-text reviews.
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Includes all articles from the print encyclopedia plus pictures, maps, videos, animations, sounds, panoramic 360° views, and links to editor-approved Web sites. Special features include content from the World Book Dictionary and the World Book Atlas, Today in History, Behind the Headlines, and Special Reports.
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