For Children

The Charles City Public Library offer a wide range of services for our youngest patrons. 

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The Charles City Public Library is pleased to offer an easy, fun and free program that puts children on the path to success. And yes, you can read 1,000 books. If you read just three books a day, you’ll reach your goal within one year. But even if you read just one book per day, you’ll reach the goal of 1,000 books in three years.

Register, Read and Reach the Goal

Call the library at 641-257-6319 for details.

 Research shows that sharing books, conversations and songs with young children builds language skills. This type of sharing contributes to children’s healthy development, provides skills to succeed in school and helps assure that they will learn to love reading.

A Librarian’s Tips for Sharing Books with Pre-Schoolers

 Keep books throughout the home, the car or the diaper bag. 

 By creating a book-rich environment, children will have easy access and more opportunities to read or listen to books.
Talk about the pictures in the book.
When you’re done reading the text, you can also talk about the colors, shapes and action in the pictures or photos

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We have craft kids available in the lobby for pick up, the first and third week of every month. Craft instructions are posted on our facebook page on the first and third Tuesday. Kits are available on a first come first serve basis.


Check out the story time schedule at your library

Attend a storytime at your library through our storytime group on Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. Watch Facebook and our website for details as to when there will be in-person storytimes offered again.

Click to join Storytime Group

Kids Infobits (Kids Search)

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Click to Search

Gale Middle School Research

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Bored? Check out these to find activities, games, crafts and more!

Kids Links