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Children's Department 

New/ Highlighted Books

New Books
Children's Programs

  • Storytime

    • Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month​

    • 10:30am and 1:30pm

    • Songs, Skits, and themed stories for all ages!

  • Lego Club ​

    • Select Saturday each month at 10am-noon

  • Chess Club​

    • Resuming Spring 2024

    • All ages and skill levels welcome

    • Refreshments Provided

  • Winter and Summer Reading Programs​

    • Keep track of your reading progress to help us reach our community goal​

    • At the end, receive a free book!

  • Science Programs 

    • Distance Learning Videoconference Programs with a variety of zoos and science centers nationwide ​

    • Live Presentation by our biologist Amy or guest speakers​

    • Select Friday mornings​​ at 10:30am unless otherwise stated.

  • Special Event Programs TBA​

1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN:  Fill out our tracking sheet, and stop in every 100 books for a prize and a photo on our wall. 

IMAGINATION LIBRARY: Learn more about the imagination library with this downloadable flyer. Register now at 

LEARNING IN EVERYDAY SPACES: Check out our literacy stations at  Kaniksu Community Health and Panhandle Laundry

NEW ADDITIONS to the Children's Library:​

Vox Talking Books- Thank you to the Idaho Commission for Libraries for the Kindergarten Readiness Grant.


AWE Learning Early LIteracy Stations
Library Axolotls
AWE Learning Computers
Teri and Peggy reading to a Valley View Elementary Class for Dr. Seuss Day
Pirates Teri and Peggy ready for storytime

Children's Programs

The Early Literacy Station™ (ELS) is designed specifically for our youngest patrons ages 2-8 and features over 4,000 learning activities. The fun, interactive and engaging content spans all seven curricular areas: math, science & nature, social studies & geography, reading, art & music, writing & computer skills, and reference. The ELS is available in English and Bilingual Spanish. 

These stations were first made possible by generous donor, Shirley Marcy. Further funding from a grant and donation from Idaho Community Foundation and STEM Action Center has allowed us to add several new workstations, expanding to include ages 6-12 with the The AfterSchool Edge Station™.


A Patron using our AWE computers
Craft and Education Kits

Craft and Education Kits

We offer a variety of themed craft kits "Storytime In A Bag" to help facilitate language and early literacy skills. The kits are meant to introduce, enhance, or review topics for early readers through books, activities, coloring pages and crafts. Each kit contains all the necessary supplies and instructions for completing a themed project.

We also have a variety of Education Kits. From STEM topics, early literacy skills, history, and geography, our Education Kits can help. Each kit contains a variety of education material such as books, games, flashcards, science experiment supplies, and models. 

NEW ADDITIONS to the Children's Library:

  • AWE Learning computer

  • Train Table

  • Play kitchen

  • Vox Talking Books

Education Kits
Craft Kits
Train Table
Play Kitchen
Vox Books
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