The Children’s Department has a vast collection of materials to borrow and enjoy. Our circulating collection includes fiction and nonfiction books for all reading levels, board books, picture books, and books in foreign languages, large print, Braille, and magazines. Numerous reference materials are available for your use in the library as well.

Computers, Puzzles, and More Fun Stuff

Computers loaded with educational games are available in the Children’s Department. Children can use the computers for homework, word processing, and Internet access. Children may also enjoy the puppets, puzzles, and other interactive materials in the department.

Children's AV Collection

The Children’s audiovisual (AV) collection is located in the AV area on the main level of the library. The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library (KHCPL) carries children’s audio books, and musical cassettes and CDs. Also available are videos, DVDs, and CD-ROMs.

Teacher Collections

Teachers may request collections of materials to be delivered to area schools by KHCPL’s courier. Materials may be requested by subject, or may include a variety of topics and titles. Interested teachers can inquire about teacher cards at any KHCPL circulation desk. Teacher collections may be requested in the Children’s Department or by calling 765.626.0830.

Programs

KHCPL is the place to be for a funtastic time. The library hosts children’s programs throughout the year at all library locations. During the school year, programs in the Children’s Department at KHCPL Main include after-school programs, Saturday movie matinees, family fun nights, and other special events. Children’s programs feature books, stories, games, crafts, and other fun reading-related activities. All of the programs are open to the public and are free of charge. Registration may be required. For more information on children’s programs at all the KHCPL locations, please check the library’s event calendar, monthly program calendar, or KHCPL Newsletter.

 

Summer Reading Club is a great way to earn prizes while reading or listening to books at all KHCPL locations. Special story time sessions, professional performances, and a final celebration are events planned around the Summer Reading Club theme each year to enhance your summer activities.

 

Story Times are free and specifically geared toward the age of your toddler/preschool child. Each session is filled with wonderful stories, songs, fun, and surprises designed to develop early reading skills. Registration is required for most story times held during the school year at our various library locations; view the Story Time Calendar or call your favorite KHCPL location for details and to register.

 

Holiday Specials

Two of our special children’s programs are PJ Story Time and Spring Fling. Offered in December, PJ Story Time includes stories, crafts, and refreshments for all ages. Each year our annual Spring Fling program celebrates a new theme to delight children and their caregivers with stories, crafts, and refreshments. Check with your favorite KHCPL location for details and registration.

Online Resources

Be sure to check out the library’s website for the latest news in the Children’s Department. You can even download a copy of the current KHCPL newsletter. Your favorite part of KHCPL’s website may be the electronic resources section where you’ll discover:

  • CultureGrams for cool facts and photos, yummy recipes, and detailed information on various cultures for school reports.
  • TumbleBooks for ebooks, audiobooks, puzzles, games, and stories just for kids!
  • BookLetters for lists of new materials at the library, award winning titles, suggested reading guides, and author highlights.

Contact Us

Kokomo-Howard County Public Library (KHCPL) Children’s Department staff members are available to help you locate materials and to answer questions. Library staff will answer telephone reference questions at 765.626.0830 or you may email questions using our online form.