Welcome to the Children's Department!
Mosaic created and donated by Anju Jolly, local artist.
The children's department offers books, audios, and movies for children checkout. Also, during your visit to the library spend time performing a puppet show, enriching your technology skills on our computers, sharing a special book, playing a game, creating an artwork masterpiece, participating in storytime, or being a train engineer. There is fun waiting @ the Library, the only thing missing is you!
Summer Reading Starts June 1!
TUMBLEBOOKS ARE HERE!
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students. We also have National Geographic videos which we’ve paired with many of our non-fiction titles – perfect support for the Common Core Curriculum!
TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
DuBois Public Library Offers New Resources to Families
The year 2010 was a good one for the children and families of the City of DuBois and Sandy Township and surrounding areas. Through a federal grant from Library Services and Technology Act Preschool Connections, the DuBois Public Library received materials, furnishings, and staff training to enhance service to our preschool population. The LSTA grant generously provided $2500 to winning libraries to improve materials and services available for children ages 6 months through 5 years old.
The children’s librarian, Chris Meier, and Rebecca McTavish, the library director, evaluated the Children’s Department then selected a variety of furnishings and materials to enhance the library experience of children and families. The additions to the department included:
The staff-training component facilitated the redevelopment of programming for preschool children and recommended additional materials and resources to complement the story books already used such as puppets, big books, and flannel boards.