Welcome to the Children’s Library where reading is a fun, cool adventure!

The Children's Library

The Children’s Library is committed to enhancing the community through quality programming, education and literature for kids. We offer a wide variety of both fiction and informational texts to children, parents, educators, and adults. Our collection also includes kids’ talking books, children’s magazines, family and educational films, foreign language books, music CDs and reference materials. At the Community Library, we offer something engaging for every child whatever his or her interests may be!

Children’s Programs

The Children’s Library regularly offers a wide variety of children’s programs such as Science Time, Paws to Read, Sewing Club and Storytimes for kids and toddlers. Additionally, our Summer Reading Program encourages kids to keep reading throughout the summer months with a fun, themed program offering great incentives and prizes. In 2013, our young patrons read more than 100,000 minutes! The Children’s Library offers other programs and special events. Check the calendar in the sidebar for current offerings.

The Children’s Library offers:

  • Board Books
  • Picture Books
  • Easy Readers
  • Chapter Books
  • Newberry Award Winners
  • Caldecott Medal Winners
  • Nonfiction
  • Graphic Novels
  • Magazines
  • Books in Spanish
  • DVDs
  • CDs

Other ways to explore books:

  • Tumblebooks: ebooks for kids!  Click here to experience an animated e-book. 
  • Dial-a-Story:  Call 208-726-0033 and have a story read to you!
  • J Nooks: Juvenile Nook eReaders come pre-loaded with an assortment of titles.
  • Downloadable eBooks: Coming Summer 2014!
  • DayByDayID.org Storytimes Online: The Idaho Commission for Libraries’ Read to Me program is pleased to offer the Idaho Day By Day Storytimes Online website. You and your child can embark on an adventure together through books and reading and many fun-filled activities every day of the year by accessing the resources available for free from this website.daybyday-logo-web

Get Involved

Be a Shining Star Volunteer.
We rely on our volunteers to support our children’s events and programs.
Please send us a note below or stop into the library to volunteer.

Youth Media Awards!

Each year the American Library Association announces the Youth Media Awards. The most distinguished of these are the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott Medal. The 2014 winners are:

2014 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo, published by Candlewick Press.

2104 Newbery Honor Books:
Doll Bones by Holly Black, published by Margaret K. McElderry Book

The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes and published by Greenwillow Books

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake, published by Alfred A. Knopf

Paperboy by Vince Vawter, published by Delacorte Press

2014 Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
Locomotive written and illustrated by Brian Floca, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

 2014 Caldecott Honor Books:
Journey written and illustrated by Aaron Becker, published by Candlewick Press

Flora and the Flamingo written and illustrated by Molly Idle, published by Chronicle Books LLC

Mr. Wuffles! written and illustrated by David Wiesner, published by Clarion Books

Additional 2014 Children’s Book Awards and their categories are listed here.

Meet the Children’s Librarian

DeAnn Campbell

DeAnn Campbell

Children’s Librarian

DeAnn Campbell has three children and loves children’s, middle grade, and Young Adult literature. She was raised on a small family farm in southern Idaho. She spent her childhood roaming the mountains around her house and reading books. As an adult, she spends her time mostly the same way.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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