Kids & Teens



The North Plains Public Library helps support Early Literacy by providing age-appropriate storytimes for children from birth to age five.
Children’s storytime is held every Wednesday morning from 11:30 am to noon at the library.

Each week features a special guest reader.

Book Babies

Babies from birth to 12 months (with a favorite adult) are invited to hear stories, enjoy finger plays, and share songs and rhymes with Early Childhood Specialist Lauren every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s section of the library.

Summer Reading Program

Every year, the North Plains Public Library hosts a Summer Reading Program, and all children and teenagers are welcome to join! Summer Reading Program activities include family storytimes, special programs and performers, and events and programs just for teens. All babies, toddlers, kids, and teens who register for Summer Reading will be given a reading log to record what they read (or what is read to them, for little ones) during the summer. All program finishers earn a free reward book! Other rewards for program finishers include coupons for summer fun activities, and a special discount day at Oaks Park.

Booklists for Teens

A variety of booklists grouped by genre developed by the North Plains Public Library Youth Services librarian.

Booklists for Kids

A variety of booklists grouped by genre for younger kids developed by the North Plains Public Library Youth Services librarian.


TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

Fingerplay Fun

Fingerplays and rhymes are wonderful literacy builders! They encourage conversations, beg to be sung and are built around a love of play. Fingerplays and rhymes are infectious and fun! Enjoy these videos of Washington County librarians demonstrating some of their favorite rhymes.

Science Online

Need an experiment for the Science Fair? Want to learn more about amphibians, atoms, or asteroids? WCCLS cardholders have free access to Facts on File’s Science Online, with resources appropriate for middle and high school students, as well as adults seeking general information about science-related topics.

Searching tip: Simply search for the topic you’re interested in, and then use the tabs at the top of the search to narrow the results to topics, diagrams, images, experiments, news articles, etc.

Check out Science Online with your library card handy.

Great Web Sites for Kids!

Especially for Students


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