The Library is committed to motivate and assist children, youth, families, caregivers, and members of the community to be successful at school and develop a lifelong interest in learning and reading.
The Library’s juvenile collection focuses on supporting curricula in the classroom as well as reading for pleasure. The collection includes books for children from birth through twelfth grade, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, test preparation books, and magazines available at both the Main Library and Madison Branch. Resources are also available online on the Library’s Website.
Visit the Library’s early literacy activity center for infants and preschool children, the Libranium, at the Main Library and Madison Branch, and engage with your child while helping their cognitive development.
Play educational online games in the Computer Connections room at the Main Library or on the Kid Kiosks at the Madison Branch.
Infant programs at the Library provide fun, books, songs and finger plays in an interactive and engaging story time where you and your infant participate with other parents/caregivers and infants. Reading aloud to infants encourages social, emotional, and cognitive development and is enhanced when you hold your child in your lap or next to you. Join us for one of our infant programs and we will show you how to engage your child with books and reading.
Story time is fun and provides many benefits for your child. Did you know the ability to learn language skills is greatest before the age of six? Children who are read to at an early age are more successful in school and have larger vocabularies when they enter school. Join us for engaging story times while encouraging your child’s social, emotional and cognitive development.
The Lakewood Public Library provides a wide variety of extended learning opportunities, quality programs that provide positive child and youth development and a wide range of interesting and age-appropriate programming choices to be available and accessible when students are not in school.
The Lakewood Public Library provides a wide variety of quality programs that provide youth and teens a safe place to share their interests, spark conversation and allow their creativity to flourish. Teen programs include caring adult staff members who share their talents and facilitate conversation.
Make the Library a part of your family weekend time with story time programs, free entertainment, crafts and more in the Library away from daily distractions.
Novelist K-8: Search for book titles by Lexile level, Accelerated Reading Level, grade level, award winners, genre, Dewey decimal number range and more. Provides book cover images, read-alike suggestions and links to the Lakewood Public Library catalog.
Lexile Level Books: Search for book titles by Lexile level, Lexile range, grade level, and interest. Provides book cover images.
Scholastic Book Wizard: Search for book titles by grade level, Guided Reading Level, Development Reading Assessment, Lexile Measure, topic, genre, and more. Provides book cover images and similar title suggestions.
Accelerated Reader Bookfinder: Search for book titles by Accelerated Reader Level. Provides book cover images, quiz numbers, quiz types, Accelerated Reading points, and more.