Children

We provide services for children of all ages to encourage reading, to promote literacy and to provide a safe environment for them to explore. Our programs are designed for different age groups to focus on key developmental stages. We have both weekly and monthly programs. Please check our calendar of events for times and registration.

Oceans of Possibilities - A child sitting on a starfish

Oceans of Possibilities
Summer Reading Program

June 1 – July 31, 2022

Our summer reading theme this year is all about water!  We’ll have stories and activities about oceans, rivers, sailors and pirates, and more!  All you have to do to complete the Summer Reading Program is read 20 minutes a day for 20 days.  Completers get a  prize bag, a free book, and an entry into the grand prize drawing.  Stop by the library on June 1st to pick up a book log, or download the Beanstack app, or sign up online: Collegedale Public Library on Beanstack.

Upcoming Children’s Events

Children’s Literacy Programs

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten logo

Reading to your child before kindergarten is the best way to prepare them to learn to read. 1,000 books before kindergarten is a surprisingly achievable goal.  Those who complete the program will receive a free book and a certificate of completion.  There are multiple ways to track your books:

  • Beanstack – Beanstack is an easy way to track the books you read either through the Beanstack website or the Beanstack App.  The library uses Beanstack to offer many different reading challenge programs, so you can log everything in one place.
  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten App – The 1000 Foundation also offers an app to track your books. 
  • Paper logs – Pick up a log sheet at the library.
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Beanstack has reading challenges for all ages throughout the year.  Completing a challenge earns you a collectible button and a treat!  Families can complete reading challenges together since everyone can participate.

Children’s Online Resources

Need an article or encyclopedia entry for homework?  Find them online!  Don’t worry if the teacher says you can’t use websites as a source; each of these articles has a citation for the original printed item.

World Book Early Learning
World Book Kids
Gale in Context - Elementary
World Book Hallazgos