Welcome to the Children's Department
Fall 2023 Events for Kids
Ready for a library card? Any child who is a resident of DuBois or Sandy Township and is 5 years or older can register for a library card with their legal guardian present. The legal guardian will need to show proof of address at time of registration. Stop at the children's desk to get your card today! Library cards can also be requested online by clicking HERE.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
On behalf of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Foundation , we invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten
The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any age appropriate book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books because that is what children love to do) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. The key is perseverance. Make it exciting. When your children reach a milestone, give him/her a small reward . We will also help to reward them at the library.
How to Participate
* Register w/librarian (if you haven’t done so already).
* Read with your child. Studies have shown that reading with your child provides a great opportunity for bonding.
* Keep track of the books you have read with the book marker the library has provided. You can keep record of “any” book that is being read to your child. This includes caregivers, teachers and siblings, and online resources such as TumbleBooks.