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Welcome to the Children's Department of the Peters Township Public Library!

This section is designed to introduce you to the programs and resources available to you in the Children's Department. 

Please fell free to ask a librarian or other staff member if you have any questions.  We are happy to help you find your way around the department.  Let us know how we may help you more!

A Variety of Materials

Here are just a few of the types of materials available in the Children's Department:


  • Leveled Sections: Toddler, Picture books, Early Readers, Chapter books, Juvenile, & Young Adult
  • Special Types of Books: Big books, Board books, Concept books, Poetry, Folktales, Picture books for Older Readers, Award Winners, Paperback Series, Graphic Novels, Holiday Collections, International/Bilingual, & Nonfiction
  • Audiobooks: Playaways, CDs, and Book/Audio sets
  • Book/Puppet sets
  • DVDs
  • LeapPads and LeapPad Explorers including Leapster Explorer games
  • LeapPad Tablets and LeapPad Games
  • Learning Materials: Parent/Teacher resources, Reference books, Textbooks, and Story-time Kits
  • Magazines for kids and fmailies
  • Music CDs
  • Playaways and Playaway Views
  • Playaway Book Packs and Playaway Launchpads
  • And Much More!

Fact and Fiction

  • FACT: Book baskets are provided in the Children's Department for your book selection convenience.  They can be checked out for three weeks -- just like a book!
  • FACT: The Summer Reading Program takes place every summer and gives participants a chance to earn special prizes -- just for reading!!
  • FACT: The Family Activity Center provides child-friendly furniture, soft toys, and a playhouse for hours of library fun.  It also has two preschool computers preloaded with fun and educational games, including earphones and a tiny mouse for small hands.
  • FICTION: You can read too many books!
  • FACT: The "New Books" shelf is a great place to browse for new juvenile fiction.
  • FICTION: You can spend too much time at the library!!

Programs for All Ages

The Children's Department is committed to providing a variety of programs for all age groups, from birth through teenage years.  Here are some examples:
  • Weekly Story-times for Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Kindergartners
  • Special Weekly Story-times for active play including Bodies in Motion and Tiny Tunes
  • Once-a-Month Story-times for Families
  • Book Clubs for Middles Grades
  • Other Programs for Special Themes & Holidays
  • ...and the Summer Reading Program, for ages birth - 6th grade!
See the Children's Reference Desk for updated listings and to sign up for programs.

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