The Westfield Washington Public Library’s Children’s Department serves children and their families. WWPL supports and encourages a lifetime of literacy, independent learning, early literacy skills, and STEAM activities. A variety of materials are available, including award winning books, children’s fiction and nonfiction literature, popular culture books, audio books, and DVDs. The library supports play as an enabler in raising well-rounded children, providing a puppet theater, puzzles, play tables, and four early literacy computer stations. Creative programs are offered for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children, including storytimes, clubs, and a broad spectrum of quarterly Homeschool classes. The library is officially a Coder Dojo with many STEAM Makerspace activities available. Countless exciting programs are presented year round, like Halloween Science, Amazon John Silly Safaris, and a variety of holiday programs. Paws to Read with Paws & Think sessions give readers of all ages the opportunity to read to a friendly dog in a relaxed and non-judgmental atmosphere. The Lego Mindstorm Team is another great outlet for the imaginative and technologically inclined. The Summer Reading Program encourages discovering the joy of reading and helps kids to keep up those important reading skill levels during the summer. The reading program is for all ages and abilities, giving children an opportunity to earn prizes by reading and listening to books. A new schedule of programs is released every season. For a complete schedule of events, visit our calendar.
Nancy – Children’s Services Manager
Georgianne – Children’s Librarian
Allison – Library Assistant
Kim – Library Assistant
Sara – Library Assistant
eIndiana Digital Consortium for Kids & Teens is a collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks just for kids. Browse by subjects, collections, or levels. Login with your WWPL library card number and password.
The Just for Kids Streaming Collection for public libraries gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more—plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons. Login with your WWPL library card number.
PebbleGo is an award winning pre-K to grade 3 database for reading and research. Our PebbleGo database includes built-in reading and research tools for emerging readers. Leveled text, educational games, and multimedia help teach concepts to young researchers. PebbleGo offers four separate databases: PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science, PebbleGo Biographies and PebbleGo Social Studies. Databases are simple to navigate and offer key reading supports such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting. Once you are on the PebbleGo website, log in with the username: westfieldpl and the password: library
PebbleGo Next is the next step, and it is a database for researchers ready to graduate to more robust database content. PebbleGo Next covers content appropriate to grades 3-6, with curriculum content at a reading level geared to those students. Modules include States (grouped by regions), Science (Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, and The Field of Science), and American Indians (multiple categories). Once you are on the PebbleGo Next website, log in with the username: westfieldpl and the password: library
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.
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