To say the least, the library has tons of stuff for kids. Books, games, movies, puzzles, programs, and play- kids will learn AND have fun at the library.
Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they actually read or write. Research shows these early literacy skills are best developed through talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. Beginning at birth, what you do every day helps prepare your child to become a successful reader. Storytimes at WBPL expand young children’s imaginations and provide fun extension activities that help with brain development. Storytimes also give children the chance to interact with kids their own ages before and during beginning school years. Since they are so beneficial to kids, we have a lot of them throughout the whole year. If you have a child that you think might be interested, come on by and check it out. We can almost guarantee there’s one this week.
Summer Library Program
There’s literally a summer program for everyone and for kids, the program is designed to help bridge the gaps between school years and prevent learning loss. Or, if preschool or younger, it helps them to learn to love books and improves their ability to learn in the future. The library’s program offers a lot of fun prizes and encourages reading throughout the summer. There is a program almost every day of the summer, too, so there’s never a reason to be bored!
The library has a large collection of children’s materials for practically every interest. From trucks to princesses, the library has over 7,000 picture books, children’s music CDs, DVDs, and board books all available to check out from the library.
The picture books at WBPL are in sections called “Neighborhoods” so that you can find the subjects that you want to find without having to know the author. Looking for stories about bugs? How about the full section of Halloween? Kids don’t think by author, so we’ve made it easier to find what they’re looking for.