Just for Kids
The Children's Room at the Port Jervis Free Library is located on the second floor of the library, and offers many services for children. We have a large collection of board books, picture books and beginner readers. We also offer a large collection of both current and classic fiction books for older readers.  We have an extensive non-fiction collection for children of all ages. Our collection of audiobooks, movies, and music CDs are continuously growing.  The Library also offers a variety of magazines for children to borrow. Weekly storytimes and special programs are held throughout the year. Check the Events & Classes
for more information.

Our library is now offering Playaway “Launchpad” tablets for all children to play with and for PJFL cardholders to check out. Launchpads are smart tablets pre-loaded with age-appropriate, ad-free apps that are both educational and entertaining. Best of all, no connectivity or downloading is required for use.

The apps are grouped on the tablets by subject area, theme, grade level, and age, making it easy for parents and their children to choose a tablet that most appeals to them. Each Launchpad is 100% secure (children cannot go out onto the Internet), providing hours of interactive learning and play without the risk of exposure to unintended content.   Subject offerings include math, science, critical thinking skills, and creative play, using such themes as animals, fantasy, nature, and more. Children can customize their experience by creating their own personal avatar.   Parents and teachers can access an informational console that gives feedback about time spent with the tablet.

For more information about the Launchpads, come to the Children’s Room and ask for a demonstration.


OverDrive eReading Room for Kids
eBooks and eAudiobooks just for kids, searchable by grade level and Lexile.



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Kid-Friendly Websites
  • ABCmouse Educational Games - ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.
  • Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government - designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government
  • Computer Memory Games for Kids - Fun games that kids can play online to improve and test their memory skills.
  • Crayola - Free coloring pages, Crafts and Games
  • Curious George - Celebrate Reading with Curious George
  • DaybyDayNY is a website for young children and their families. It is part of the New York State Library early literacy initiative Ready to Read at New York Libraries.
  • Disney Channel Games - Discover Playhouse Disney videos, activities, games and more.
  • Fun Brain - Educational Site for K-8 Kids and Teachers
  • Hit Entertainment- Free kids games, videos, music and activities for preschool children. The latest Barney, Bob the Builder and Thomas and Friends news and events.
  • Kids WB - Cartoons, Games and Videos
  • NASA Kids' Club- features interactive games (for Grades K-4) on the solar system, rockets, addition, and NASA spinoffs.
  • National Geographic Kids - Play fun online games that include action adventures, puzzles, quizzes, and much more!
  • Nick - Kids Games, Kids Celebrity Video and Kids Shows
  • Nick Jr. - Online Kids Games, Preschool Crafts and Family Activities
  • PBS Kids - Play hundreds of free educational games and fun activities with your favorite characters from PBS KIDS shows.
  • Star Fall: Learn to Read with Phonics- A free website to teach children to read with phonics. For preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Exciting phonics games and online interactive books.