The Children's Area of the Henry County Library's Main Branch is in the southwestern part of the building, to the left as you enter from the Green Street entrance. The Children's Circulation desk is in the south part of the Children's area, next to the Briggs Room. You may check out books here when the Children's Specialist is on duty, otherwise check out at the main Circulation Desk.
Juvenile Easies (je) are shelved along the walls on the east, south and west sides of the area, and the Juvenile Fiction (j Fict) is shelved in the book stacks by the north wall of the area.
The Fire Truck (constructed and donated by the men of the Clinton Fire Department) holds the Juvenile Easy Non-fiction collection. Books on tape and the children's magazines are in the free-standing shelves near the west wall.
The Briggs Storytime Room is located in the southwestern corner of the children's area.
The Children's Computers with KidZviZ and the Early Literacy Station are alongside the pillar near the entry to the Children's Area, near the copier. The "Edge" Computer is located on the west wall of the Gallery, next to the Video's.
The Henry County Library's Winter Read-to-Me Program generally starts the second weekend in January and ends two months later in early March. The program is open to children who are birth up to those children in kindergarten who do not read independently.
Children enrolled in the Winter-Read-to Me Program will be required to have forty (40) books read to them from our collection at the Henry County Library or the Lenora Blackmore Branch. There will be several different Storytimes for children and their parents, during the eight weeks and stories read during these times can be counted on the child’s list. A list of the books read to the child will be kept and presented to the Library. Upon completion of the reading list the child will be awarded a ""Reading Certificate"" and a coupon good for prize.
Rules for the Summer Reading Program
The Listener's program is for all children who are two years of age by August 1, 2013 and do not read independently. These children will be required to listen to 40 books from the Henry County Library collection to be eligible for a reading certificate, a Sonic coupon and a free book.
The Reader's program is offered to all children who read independently, and have not yet started senior high school. These children are required to read 20 books on their reading level to be eligible for a reading certificate, a Sonic coupon and a free book.
As each child completes a list, their name can be entered in a prize drawing. All lists must be turned in by 5 pm August 3, 2013
The Young Adult Reading Program is offered to all those who are 6th grade through high school seniors and are interested in a more challenging reading program. These young adults are asked to read 10 hours during the program to be eligible for a reading certificate.
|PARTICPANTS MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN PRIZES FOR ALL DRAWINGS|
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Lenora Blackmore Branch in Windsor
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. at the Main Branch in Clinton
Stories, fingerplays and songs for children ages two to six. Parents welcome to participate.
For more information contact Peggy Kepner, Children's Specialist at 1-660-885-2612 or toll-free at 1-866-CALLHCL.
Would you like to find a safe, inexpensive, educational and entertaining activity for your children? Plus, you need not leave the comfort of your home!
Any day of the year, any time of the day, your child can call Dial-A-Story at 885-4400 and listen to a recorded folk tale, short story, fairy tale, or myth. Each story lasts approximately three minutes and are geared toward young children. Dial-A-Story is an out-reach service offered to the public by the Henry County Library.
The Library purchased the first Dial-A-Story machine in 1977, using endless loop 8-track tapes. Since then two replacement machines have been purchased, one in 1980 and one in 2004. The newest machine features completely digital technology. The Telematic III has 133 stories available, some with seasonal and holiday themes.
Dial-A-Story answers 2000 to 3000 calls a year and is updated weekly. Stories are normally changed two times a week.
Have you ever been in a store or a doctor's office with a wiggly child? With Dial-A-Story on speed dial, you could entertain your child or grand child with a three-minute fairy tale or fable. And children love to listen to a story over and over.
Dial-A-Story answers 2000 to 3000 calls a year and is updated weekly. The Telematic III has 133 stories available, some with seasonal and holiday themes. So add 885-4400 to your speed dial and be the prepared with a story 24-7.
Even the very youngest patrons are attracted to the two Early Literacy Stations in the Henry County Library. The ?tiny mouse? fits this fellow?s hand perfectly. The systems are really ?self-contained? and trouble free. The colorful screen and welcoming dialogue attracted children the first hour we had the ELS set up. Children can use the system independently for hours. The phonics games are great and reinforce successful spelling and early reading skills. Music games are fun and cheerful. Even adults are attracted to the systems. The Early Literacy System was purchased by the Library with Louise Adair Francisco Memorial Funds.
New on the children's computers is KidZviZ, the library explorer's toolbox. KidZviZ is the catalog that turns a child's ability to sort and remember into a search strategy. KidZviZ competes in the children's high-impact graphic environment and creates a world that kids can navigate through using reading skills over a wide range.
When your child sits down at the computer to search for a book in the library, he or she will be taken to the Person, Place, or Thing index. Kids adapt to it naturally because it's built around their abilities. KidZviZ uses sorting and memory skills to guide kids through a universe of subjects and titles.
KidZviZ says click a bubble to find what you want! The child clicks People and he can chose from Famous People, People I Know, Our Minds and Bodies, Different Cultures, and People at Work. If the child clicks on People at Work, KidZviZ shows several choices of places that people work. After making a choice the child can search the results found from the Library's automated catalog or do an advanced search within these guidelines. The Places and Things indexes work in the same manner. Unlike other visual navigation systems, KidZviZ is infinitely expandable. Everything fits in a way kids can quickly grasp and return to again and again.
The children's computers also feature the Magic School Bus and Whales, Magic School in Concert, Magic School Bus in Flight and Magic School Bus Lands on Mars.
Come to the Library and explore KidZviZ, as well as, the other attractions on the Children's Computers.
The Library has been entertaining its younger patrons for quite awhile with the AWE Machines in the Children’s Area. But now we have something to offer our older school age patrons. The "Edge" machine is located in a different area of the library gallery and offers games and activities for digital learning and just plain fun!
The "After School Edge" features over 50 separate software programs for 3rd grade and up without the internet. The touch screen desktop computer is easy to use and the software is challenging to the older juvenile patrons of the library.
The "Edge" features "Clue Finders Adventures", "Oregon Trail", "Math Blasters", "Zoombinis Logical Journal", and "World of Goo" just to name a few. Come explore the world of the “After School Edge” at the Library!!
Contact Childrens Specialist Peggy Kepner if you would like to schedule a field trip to the library for your group or class.
Because we care about the safety of your children, parents should be aware that the size and public nature of our building, as well as the many demands on the attention of staff, make it impossible for library employees to keep track of the whereabouts of your children or guarantee their safety.
Parents are expected to provide adequate supervision for their children and ensure their good behavior while at the library.
HERE ARE SOME GUIDELINES
Also see the Appropriate Behavior for Children at the Library page.
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