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Youth Services                     Click Here to go to the Teen page.
Special programs and events on website calendar or click on Children's Program link below.

Children's Programs
Lists upcoming programs offered in Youth Services.


Children's Book Awards
Links to information about award-winning books.  Includes the Newbery, Caldecott,
Mark Twain, Show Me, Corretta Scott King, MO Building Block, Gateway, and Michael L. Printz awards.


For Parents

This page includes links to the library's computer policies, Internet safety tips, helpful parenting links, books on toilet training, and more.



The Youth Services Department offers a variety of materials and programs to serve children and their families:     

  • A comprehensive and current selection of fiction and non-fiction books
  • Audio-books (books on cassette, books on CD, picture book & tape sets)
  • Family-friendly videos and dvds
  • Circulating software for education and entertainment
  • Magazines for reading, crafting, and learning
  • 8 Internet-access computers for homework and gaming
  • 4 Early Literacy Station computers featuring educational games specifically designed for ages 3-8 (without Internet-access)
  • Classroom resources for teachers and home educators
  • Art resource kits from the St. Louis Art Museum
  • Parenting information and resources for new and questioning parents
  • Summer and winter reading clubs for children (readers and listeners ages birth to 12 years) and teens
  • Preschool storytimes to nurture a love of reading and build prereading skills
  • Toddler storytimes to introduce young children to the delights of rhythm, rhyme, fingerplays, and stories as a fun first step to reading motivation
  • Programs that provide hands-on opportunities for children to explore the world through books, activities, art, and more
  • Volunteer opportunities for children and teens (ages 12+)