The St. Helena Public Library Children’s Services Department provides library services to children from infancy through age 18. Children’s services also assists parents, teachers and anyone with an interest in children’s literature.
At St. Helena Public Library kids can:
- Get a library card at any age with a parent’s signature or on their own at age sixteen
- Borrow from an exciting collection of books, magazines, and other materials selected especially for children and young adults
- Participate in free programs, such as the Summer Reading Program, and Story and Craft Time
- Talk to the children’s librarian to get answers to questions, or find a great book to read next.
Story and Craft Time
The Children’s Department offers two public Story and Craft Times per week. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am. No sign-ups are necessary and while the program caters to preschoolers, older children are welcome and have a good time.
Bilingual Spanish Story times are on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm. Spanish language activities for the whole family are also available on Saturdays at 4:00 pm.
Teachers and Class Visits
Public and private school classes often visit the library on a weekly, biweekly, monthly or yearly basis. Class visits are encouraged so that all students can acquire library cards and acquaint themselves with their public library, learning important research skills and browsing techniques.
Teachers are encouraged to inform library staff when they assign a project that will impact library services so that librarians can adequately prepare and help make student library use as successful as possible. Teachers are always welcome to call for help gathering books for specific curriculum needs.