Kids (6-12)

Kids (6-12)

Black Joy Booklist for Children and Young Adults

These books remind Black children that we see them, that we support them, and that they are loved. Because Black. Lives. Matter.

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Celebrate Ramadan

Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, heightened devotion and worship. The fast begins at dawn and ends at sunset.

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month, a time to celebrate poets and their craft. April 2021 marks the 25th annual celebration of poets and poetry!

Books about Books and Libraries

National Library Week is a time to celebrate our nation's libraries, library workers' contributions and promote library use and support.

New at the Library

Spotlight On: Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Library Puts New Spin On Vintage Vinyl Collection

Learn about how the Popular Library at CHPL’s Downtown Main Library is sorting, preserving, collecting, and curating vinyl records.


Online Resources & Homework Help

Reading Games

Practice your reading skills online with fun games some of your favorite character from PBS Kids.

Explore National Geographic Kids Online

Browse articles of interest to children ages 8-14 online, dealing with crafts, nature, world cultures, science and general interest.

eLibrary for Kids

Collection of eLibrary resources

More Online Resources

Overdrive Kids

Ebooks, eAudobooks, streaming videos, and animated picture books for kids.

Scholastic Bookflix

Streaming versions of classic storybooks paired with related nonfiction titles.


Over 1100 titles for grades K-6 include animated picture books, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, fiction, and nonfiction books

What's On our Minds

Storytime at Home


For Parents & Educators

No tutor? No problem! Get free Homework Help at the Library

No tutor? No problem! Get free Homework Help at the Library

Developing your child's literacy skills

Keep Reading Aloud

One of the most important things you can do with your child, is keep reading aloud with them! Even after they are reading independently on their own. This allows children to access to books and talk about the story and characters in a way they might not be able to if they were reading independently.

Graphic Novels Count

Graphic Novels often have richer and more sophisticated vocabulary, and challenge readers to consider point of view, metaphors, and inference skills.

Mirrors and Windows

We can help you find books that are mirrors and windows for your child! Having books that reflect your child's life and having main characters that children can see themselves in is important. As is finding and reading books that are windows, or show another perspective and experience. You can read more about Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors from Rudine Sims Bishop's 1990 Essay.

Easier Books Improve Fluency

Your child might be assigned a reading level by their teacher at school. These levels and numbers can be important to find books that will both challenge and not frustrate your reader. If your child finds a book that they really want to read, it's ok if it's below their reading level (it's ok if it's above too, they might just need extra help decoding and understanding the material). These easier books help foster print motivation (a love of reading) and can develop fluency (our ability to read like we're talking).

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