Children's Services are for children from birth through 7th grade, their caregivers, teachers, and members of the general public interested in children's literature.

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The Collection

Children's materials span a wide range and include items that promote early literacy skills for the youngest children, beginning readers for early elementary kids, and chapter books for older elementary and tween readers. We also have resources for parents and teachers and for homework help:

The Main Library Children's Room has computers for children 12 and under and two Early Literacy educational computers for children ages 2-8.

Children's Policies

  • No late fees on items owned by the Thomas Crane Public Library
  • Children 9 and under must be supervised by someone over 14
  • Children 4 and under must be within sight of a caregiver
  • Caregivers must stay in the building during storytimes and events
  • Please see our full Safe Child Policy and Tips for Visitors
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Kids Online Library

Read, listen, and watch online! Our streaming and online services and apps have children's materials too!

TCPL at Home for Kids

Looking for a book we read in a story time, a song Miss Rubi sang in Music & Movement, craft templates from Hands On Nature, or just for something to do online with your family? Look no further! We've got it all right here.

Storytimes, Book Clubs, & more!

Rock-a-Bye Baby
Rock-a-Bye Babies
Ages 4-11 months
Mother Goose on the Loose
Mother Goose on the Loose
Ages 12-23 months
Toddler Storytime
Toddler Storytime
Ages 2-3 years
ABC Storytime
ABC Storytime
Ages 3-5 years
Family PJ Storytime
Family PJ Storytime
Ages 1-5
StoryLab
StoryLab
Ages 4-8 years
Coding Club
Coding Clubs
Ages 5-6, 7-8, & 9-10 years
Chickadees Book Club
Chickadees Book Club
Grades 1-2
Night Owls Book Club
Night Owls Book Club
Grades 3-4
Phoenix Book Club
Phoenix Book Club
Grades 5-8
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