Children

We offer a large variety of children’s titles.  In addition, children can come to play and color in our children’s area.

 We also have two Preschool Computers for our young patrons to learn and grow.


Events at Our Library

Throughout the year we offer fun programs and contests in which children and families can participate. Check out our Library Events page for an up to date list of our upcoming events!

Summer Reading Program – Children preschool aged and above are welcome to join us for our Summer Reading Program.  Click here to learn more: Summer Reading Program.  Each summer we plan a fun-filled 6-week program.  Children have the opportunity to create at our craft events, learn from our guest presenters, and earn great prizes to reward their time reading!

Storytime – Jump, sing, dance, and read! Tuesdays at 11 am.

Halloween party – Each October we host a Halloween event at the Parkside Activity center, includes crafts, games, dancing and free candy!

Santa Party – Each winter we host a Santa visit at the library.  Each child gets a free book from Santa and gets to play party games. Crafts, homemade ornaments and decorating a life size gingerbread house are just a few of the events happening at this party!


Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started). (Source: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program)

When you sign up with the Wellman-Scofield Library you will receive a free starter packet with a log to keep track of your books. Then check back in when you’ve reached a book milestone for a prize, visit us at the library to sign up or fill our this online registration form.                                                                 

Visit the Read 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Page to learn more!


Award Winning Books

Newberry Medal Winners

Goldfinch Award Winners

Caldecott Medal Winners

Iowa Children’s Choice Award Winners


50states.com (States and Capitals)
Whether you are writing a report or planning a trip, this guide to the 50 US states is a great resource. Provides pictures of state symbols, statistical information and links to many other related sights.
Arthur Site
Fans of Marc Brown’s favorite aardvark will enjoy this site!
Nickelodeon
If you’re a Nick watcher, checkout this site for some of your favorites!
PBS Kids
Website with games and more focused on PBS programming for children.
Scholastic Kids
Games, puzzles and information on Scholastic titles.