Just for Kids

There's no better place for kids than the library!

Check out our book lists, resources, and special programs just for our youngest library lovers.

Resources for Kids

OverDrive Kids

Electronic picture books and chapter books for kids.


An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.


Ebsco search interface for grades K-5. Get topic overviews, browse by category and more.

Ebsco Nonfiction Grades 1-4

Search high interest abstracts and full text for more than 1,290 popular elementary nonfiction books.

ABC Mouse (In-Library Only)

ABCmouse is designed to help young children with 5,000+ learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.).


Beanstack is an online reading program for readers of all ages. Join a reading challenge or just keep track of what and how often you read!

Great Reads for Kids

A Universe of Stories – Picture Books

Read about outer space, the moon, and stories from around the world.

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A Universe of Stories – 3-5 Grades

Read about outer space, the moon, and stories from around the world - just for Middle Grade readers

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100 Books Before Kindergarten

We know you can read 1,000, but here are our favorite 100 to get you started!

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Interactive Books for Wiggly Readers

Does your child like to bounce around when you sit down to read? No problem! Try these fun books with chances to sing and play along to let them shake their sillies out while having a great reading experience.

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Missouri Readers Awards 

The Missouri Association of School Librarians sponsors voting and awards for youth books for grades 1-12, including Show Me Readers Award (Grades 1-3), Mark Twain Readers Award (Grades 4-6), Truman Readers Award (Grades 6-8), and Gateway Readers Award (Grades 9-12).

2018-2019 Nominees

2017-2018 Winners

2016-2017 Winners

Upcoming Events

Thu 12

Kids in the Kitchen – Lexington

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 17

Makey Makey – Odessa

December 17 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 19

Kids in the Kitchen – Lexington

December 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 20

Early Literacy Tips