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.
EBOOKS FOR KIDS
OverDrive eReading Room for Kids
eBooks and eAudiobooks just for kids, searchable by grade level and Lexile.
FACEBOOK FOR KIDS
Check out our facebook page - bringing you updates of what's happening in the children's room! Become one of our "friends." (Just click on the facebook image to access it.)