Children’s Librarian: Joan Stokes, MLS – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Children’s Department of the Southbury Library provides a safe, nurturing and culturally stimulating environment for children and adults that encourages lifelong reading and learning.
BOOKS: Books are separated by age appropriateness and reading levels. For babies, there are Tiny Tot Board Books. We have an extensive Picture Book and Beginning Reader collection featuring a variety of award winning books by the best authors in Children’s Literature.
Our fiction and nonfiction collection has a variety of authors and topics for all interests. In our fiction collection, we have an extensive series shelf with all the latest and greatest new fiction. We also have a special Illustrated Fiction area that features books with beautiful artwork, but has more text than picture books.
We have a Parent’s Shelf dealing with subjects that parents might want to share with their children and a Parent/Teacher collection that includes educational and adult parenting books.
DVD’s and VIDEOS: Educational and entertainment DVD’s and videos may be checked out by an adult for one week.
MUSEUM PASSES: The Friends of the Southbury Library have provided Museum Passes to Southbury residents for many area museums. Check here for a list of passes and all the particulars. We also offer a State Park Pass for CT.’s area state parks.
COMPUTERS: Computers are available to assist patrons with finding books and materials. There are also computers for children for word processing, internet and CD-ROM usage.
AUDIOBOOKS: Our audiobooks include books on CD and cassette tape. We have audiobooks for all ages, including many Nutmeg and Newbery Winners.
CD-ROM GAMES: CD-ROM’s may be checked out for a three-week loan period or played in the Children’s Department.
MUSIC COLLECTION: We have a wide variety music genres on CDs that can be checked out.
TOYS: Puzzles, dinosaurs, puppets and toys are ready for use in the Children’s Department. Puzzles may also be checked out. Pictures to color can be found on the craft cart.