New books display in our teen area.Our kids area with its train of books.

Children and Young Adults

We have a large collection of children’s and young adult fiction and non-fiction books, labeled with their current AR levels and point values when available. Wii, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and Xbox video games are available. A variety of games and puzzles are also available (in-house use only).

Video game collection.Computer with 39" 4k displayTeen computer area

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is open to children from birth to age 6 (who have not yet entered kindergarten). The goal is to read 1,000 books before entering kindergarten. Children who sign up for the program receive a book tote, and small prizes are given out for each 100 books that are read. A graduation ceremony is held once a year or as needed. The program is made possible through a partnership with the United Way of Southwest Minnesota.

How long does it take to read 1,000 books? If you read three books a day to your child, that’s 1,095 books in one year!

Teen books Teen area reading section