Tagged Children

PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Readers of all ages and stages are invited to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since pets don’t correct mistakes, there is no pressure to “perform”…

PAWS for Reading—Read with Sophie!

Readers of all ages and stages are invited to read aloud to a well-trained therapy animal in order to improve their reading and communication skills. Since pets don’t correct mistakes, there is no pressure to “perform”…

Construction Club

Build with LEGOs, MagnaTiles, KEVA planks, Straws & Connectors, and more. All ages welcome. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult.

Baby Rhyming Time

Enjoy storytime with songs, tickles and bounces, followed by open play time for babies and time to talk with other adults! Please email Liz at heidemane@freelibrary.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you! These…

Baby Rhyming Time

Enjoy storytime with songs, tickles and bounces, followed by open play time for babies and time to talk with other adults! Please email Liz at heidemane@freelibrary.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you! These…

Read, Baby, Read Little Friends Play Group

Join us for play and great conversation for babies, toddlers, and grown-ups alike. Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library…

Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime

Bring your little one for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. Siblings welcome. Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders.  Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families,…

Preschool Open House

Groups and families with children ages 3-5 are invited to our Thursday morning Open Houses. Kids will get a chance to: Read and enjoy books Play with each other in our interactive play space Register for library cards Borrow books and…

Read, Baby, Read Walkers and Talkers Pajama Storytime

Dance, wiggle, and sing along in our fun storytime for young independent movers.  For babies and toddlers with their caregivers. Siblings welcome.  Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders!  Read, Baby, Read…

Preschool Playtime

Come play, learn, and get to know others in our preschool area. Recommended for children ages 4 and under and their caregivers.

Preschool Storytime

Miss Meghan invites children ages 1 to 4 and their caregivers to join her for stories, songs, and activities. Siblings are always welcome. Daycares should call for separate appointments. For more information, please contact Miss Meghan…

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytimes For children ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver Enjoy stories, songs, and activities/playtime for the kids! Tuesdays at 10:30          

Toddler Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, and activities, with time to socialize and play with the library's toys after storytime! These programs are intended for children three years old and younger, accompanied by a caregiver.  Daycares,…

Crochet Club

Learn how to crochet! No experience necessary; supplies will be provided. Recommended for children ages 7 and up.

Baby Rhyming Time

Enjoy storytime with songs, tickles and bounces, followed by open play time for babies and time to talk with other adults! Please email Liz at heidemane@freelibrary.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you! These…

Baby Rhyming Time

Enjoy storytime with songs, tickles and bounces, followed by open play time for babies and time to talk with other adults! Please email Liz at heidemane@freelibrary.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you! These…

Wooden Block Party

Let your imagination grow with books and play! Join us for a story, then discover what you can build with wooden blocks! This program is intended for children 3-6 and their families. Older siblings are welcome; soft blocks can be…

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Family Art Workshops

PAFA staff provides community-based art lessons during out of school time to participating students, families and community members. Workshops are held during after-school hours using a drop in model, with no registration…

Read, Baby, Read Little Friends Play Group

Join us for play and great conversation for babies, toddlers, and grown-ups alike. Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders. Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families, using new library…

Read, Baby, Read My First Storytime

Bring your little one for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. Siblings welcome. Text @Portrichmo to 81010 for text reminders.  Read, Baby, Read is a series of fun programs for babies, toddlers and their families,…

LGBTQ Middle Grade Books

Books featuring LGBTQ characters and voices within children's fiction.

Let's Talk About Consent: 3rd - 6th Grade

Books and resources to aid parents, caregivers, and educators discuss the topic of consent and personal boundaries with children in grades 3rd - 6th.

Let's Talk About Consent: PreK - 2nd Grade

Books and resources to aid parents, caregivers, and educators discuss the topic of consent and personal boundaries with children in grades PreK - 2nd.

Explore Your World

Explore your senses, your house, and the world around you.

Books with a Beat

Picture books with rhyming or musical text that can be read or sung.

Bedtime Books

"Lullaby, and good night, in the skies stars are bright. May the moon's silvery beams bring you sweet dreams. Close your eyes now and rest, may these hours be blessed. 'Til the sky's bright with dawn, when you wake with a yawn."

Winter Holidays

Great books to share and learn about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and New Year's.

Ramadan Picture Books

Read all about Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, and celebrate Eid al Fitr with these great books.

Easter

Easter fun for kids of all ages!

Three Kings Day

Stories about Three Kings Day, the joyous last day of the Christmas holiday.

The Books We Loved Growing Up

What books did Children's librarians read when they were kids? We've picked some of our favorites for you to enjoy!

Silly Books

Books that are guaranteed to make Toddlers and Preschoolers giggle : )

Survival Stories

Tales of abandonment, danger, and perseverance.

Remembering Maurice Sendak

Books by the famous author and illustrator Maurice Sendak.

Homeless Children

Stories about children and their families dealing with homelessness.

Pretty, Pink Princess Books that Won’t Make Parents Puke

The answer to the question: “are there any books about pink princessey girls that aren’t awful (meaning, I suppose, no Barbie paperbacks, no damsel-in-distress type situations, nothing too vapid)?”

Picture Books about Adoptive, Foster or Blended Families

Handpicked by Children’s Librarians all over the Free Library, this book list features the best picture books, nonfiction books, poetry and more that help parents introduce their children to different kinds of families, including foster…

Good Days and Bad Days

We all have Good Days and Bad Days. Here are some books that will entertain kids no matter how their day is going.

Penguins

Have fun reading and looking at books about penguins!

LGBTQ Picture Books

Books for children of LGBTQ parents, or for little brothers and sisters of LGBTQ teens. Revised 6/2018

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

Student Resources In Context

"Thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of 800 magazines, over 10,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio…

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

With an extraordinary array of more than 35,000 individual tracks of streaming music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds, users can listen to performances by American folk icons such as Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Pete Seeger…

Research in Context *

Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues. Research In Context offers…

Popular Music Library

Popluar Music Library contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk,…

Overdrive Kid's eReading Room

Ebooks and audiobooks from Overdrive for young readers.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages.

KidsHealth

KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical,…

Kid's POWER Library *

Quickly find the best resources for children and students from Power Library, Pennsylvania's state run library resource center

Kids InfoBits *

Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Kids…

Jazz Music Library

This resource will be the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz available online. This release includes 4,933 albums and 59,860 tracks. It and is growing regularly.

Homework Help Online

Online Homework Help tutoring services available including Math, Science, English, Social Studies (in Spanish and English); Skills Building; Test Prep; State-aligned skills building; and a 24-hour writing lab.