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Weekly storytimes are offered at both of our locations.

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Play & Learn

Play & Learn at the Downtown Library, Tuesdays at 10:30am 

Come for stories, songs, crafts, and other activities designed to support early learning. Every week we will explore new ideas and skills through reading and participatory activities. (Geared towards children aged 3 to 5)

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Toddler Time

Toddler Time at Heights Branch, Wednesdays at 10:30am

Delight and engage your toddler with stories, playtime and a simple activity. Get to know other families and help your child develop their language, listening, motor and social skills. (Geared towards children aged birth through 3)

STEAM Learning

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) learning begins with opportunities for children to freely explore technical concepts through play. The library’s inviting and engaging environment welcomes children to test their ideas, problem-solve, and build a foundational understanding of complex concepts.  The children’s area has a number of items for scientific play, including a light table, wind tunnel, ramp and cars, and Korxx building blocks.

Take a look at the Create page to see the list of coding and robotic equipment that can be used in the library.

Programs for children that incorporate STEAM are scheduled throughout the year.

Launchpad Tablets

Launchpads are guided learning tablets with preloaded apps, stories, and videos, generally around a particular theme. They do not connect to the internet. Built with durable bumpers and double tempered glass, they are a worry-free way to allow screen time for children. Launchpads are available for different age groups, not just preschoolers.  Come in and take a look!


Voxbooks combine outstanding picture books, chapter books, and non-fiction titles with audio recordings built right into the book that capture children’s attention and make learning and literacy development fun.

Library of Things

The Library of Things contains items that you can check out for family fun, including puzzles, fishing poles, Washington State Discovery Backpacks and board games. 

Featured Resources for Kids

World Book Kids

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World Book Kids is an ideal learning resource for elementary-aged students designed to build confidence and encourage creativity. The site features easy-to-read articles and a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.

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Gale in Context: Elementary School

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Designed for kids, Gale In Context: Elementary delivers trusted, age-appropriate digital content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, graphics, and eBooks, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes.

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World Book Discover

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Discover offers engaging information for students reading below grade level because of language or learning difficulties, with content and tools specifically developed for these students.

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Recommended Reads for Kids