For Children

The Children's Library Open to Members for Access to Books

Important Details About This Phase of Reopening


  • Book pickup service continues and is encouraged. Email us for book recommendations and to place holds on materials. You'll receive a message to confirm when your books are available for pickup in the Lobby.
  • Introducing our Book Bundle service with handpicked books for young readers.
  • Up to 5 members at a time may visit the Children's Library/Whitridge Room briefly for book selection. Because of capacity limits, there may be a short wait before you may enter the Children's Library.
  • Appointments are encouraged if you would like help from a staff member when visiting the Children's Library. Staff will be on site 4 days most weeks.

Services Not Available During This Phase

  • No access to computers. Please consult the catalog with your phone.
  • No seating is available. Please enjoy your books at home.

Health and Safety

  • Masks are mandatory throughout the building. Mouths and noses must be covered completely throughout your visit.
  • Please maintain a 6-foot distance from others.
  • Place any books that you have handled in the marked bin. We will quarantine these books, along with all returned children's books, for 4 days.
  • Children under the age of nine must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times throughout the building.

Further details about member access to reading and study spaces