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Welcome to Children and Youth Services!

Early Learners

With wonderful views of the nature that surround the Library, the Early Learners space features materials and activities for our youngest library patrons. Picture books, board books, books with favorite characters, early biographies, folk tales and fairy tales are all available for babies and kids.

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Additionally, there is a cozy reading nook, comfy chairs for adults and kids to read together, and iPads preloaded with educational and engaging games for younger children. Due to Covid, toys have been removed from our play areas, but we hope they will return soon. We also offer storytime programs for babies, toddlers, and young children. Check our calendar for current information on our available programs.

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We offer a variety of materials for kids of all ages. Our collection includes:

  • Early Readers: perfect for kids just starting out on their reading journey.

  • Series Books: for kids who love to find a series and stick with it. A great bridge from the Early Readers to the Juvenile Fiction section.

  • Graphic Novels: illustrated novels, often told in a comic book style.

  • Juvenile Fiction: chapter books of all genres for kids in elementary school through early middle school.

  • Juvenile Nonfiction: facts, facts and more facts on a large variety of topics, plus poetry, how to books, biographies and more!

  • Audio books, DVDs, Blu-rays, music CDs, and video games: we have items for all of your audio-visual needs.

  • Library of Things: STEM kits, Reading Backpacks, Guitars, a Telescope and more!


We also have a variety of programs for elementary aged kids including after school programs, craft programs, movies, bingo and more. Check our calendar for current information on our available programs.

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Our new Dr. David Bonnette/REEF Teen Room is the perfect place for 6th through 12th graders. The collection includes young adult fiction and nonfiction, including a collection of true stories; young adult graphic novels and manga; young adult audio books and magazines. The space has comfy chairs, computers, and a big screen TV for gaming and movies, making it the perfect place for teens to hang out afterschool or on weekends with friends.

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After School

More information coming soon!

Future Friends: Books for babies

For all new babies in Riverside, the Friends donate a board book to our collection with a commemorative dedication. Request a Newborn book at the CYS desk or online.

Newborn Books


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