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Youth Services



Youth Activity Center (YAC)

Youth Programs
Pop-Up Activities
Snack Tables
Mini Lego Play Table
Art Projects
Sensory Play

Youth Play Area

Sail Boat Theater
Toy Bin
Lego Duplo
Life Skills Center
Learning Cube Table
Comfy Seating
Board Books
Beginning Readers
Read to Library Dogs

STEAM Station 

Science ⋅ Technology  ⋅ Engineering ⋅ Art  ⋅ Mathematics 

New challenges each week
Construct, crash, chuck, create, and collaborate solutions
Rethink how and why things work
Invent the future
Enhance hand/eye coordination building
Apply knowledge of academics
Follow directions and reflect

Youth Technology

AWE Computer Stations for pre-school to school age
Safe learning environment
Age specific content for youth
Supports early literacy through games
Mouse and touch screen
Youth Computers loaded with Windows and Microsoft Office

Tween Lounge

Magazines & comics
Wii Game
CD Player & Tween music collection
Interactive Lego Mini wall
Dry erase wall board
TV to play video games & movies

Teen Lounge

Books & magazines
Book to DVD collection
Board games
After-school snacks
Games &  Puzzles
Apples after-school

Outdoor Play Area

Located on the Northeast corner of the library property
Designed for ages 5-12 years old
Outdoor seating and picnic tables
Swings, climbing elements, and a slide
Nature observation areas
Shaded and open play areas
Paved walkways around rain garden to the library
Open year round

Grandma Geri Children’s Garden

Play in our fenced in wonderland filled with musical instruments, a magical kaleidoscope and of course the waterfall. Some exciting things are happening in the library’s youth garden in the fall of 2018. Thanks to a generous donation by local patrons, Mike and Rhea Dow, the garden has experienced a complete renovation with new plants, shrubs, and trees. Spring completion will bring a new “sound garden” with a variety of musical instruments, a renovated water feature, and a variety of whimsical sculptures and interactive experiences. There are several donor opportunities to support add-ins like a built in drum set, wind sculpture, musical flowers, and a series of colorful Adirondack chairs. For more information, see the display board in our front entrance or talk to Linda Adams, the library director. 

Click here to see the plans: Youth Garden Plan 2018