Welcome To Centerville Public Library Children's Room

Our goal is to be a resource for families in our community for both enjoyment and education. Our children’s section offers our youngest patrons a variety of choices such as board books, early readers, pictures books and oversized picture books, holiday collections, literacy kits, biographies, fiction and non-fiction chapter books, graphic novels, and magazines. We also offer multi-lingual books and DVDs, books with accompanying audio version, music CDs, audio books, and a variety of DVDs.

We provide plenty of resources for our parents as well. The topics of our parenting books range from setting limits and navigating divorce to dealing with allergies and fun activities to do as a family. We also offer picture books on important topics such as bullying, cheating, and death in the family.

Our friendly atmosphere encourages parents and caregivers to relax, read, play, and learn with their children during their library visit. The center of our children’s section is filled with a variety of manipulatives as well as a train set, dollhouse, drawing table, crafts, and games. There are also plenty of comfy quiet spots to share a book with a child.

Our library is dedicated to fostering a love of reading and a love of learning. We look forward to your next visit.

Preschool Storytime

Classes will begin the week of October 2nd and continue through the week of May 6th.  Our goal is to develop your child's joy of reading through story, song, music, art and play.  Children aged 3 - 5 are welcome; they must be 3 by September 1st.  Our story hour meets Wednesday or Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11 am. Tuition is $30 per child for the year to offset the cost of materials and snacks. Scholarships are available.

Our program includes circle time, book reading, fine and gross motor development activites and a snack. The MSPCA Pat-A-Pet Program visits our Storyhour once a month to share an adoptable animal and provide a little information about this animal and its care.

For additional information and to sign up your child, please visit the children's desk or call them at 508-790-6220 x105.

Literacy Enrichment Kits
Available to Check Out

Literacy Enrichment Kits are designed to enhance your child's reading experience by using a variety of books, games, activities, stuffed animals, and suggsted activites to do at home.  The intention of these kits is to support the parent and child in exploring a particular topic together by playing games, creating artwork, taking virtual tours, conducting experiments, and playing make believe.  The following kits are now available to check out:  Fancy Nancy, Dinosaurs, Nature, Pirates, Art, Solar System, Math Beginner and Advanced, Save Our Planet, Cooking, and Magic.