• Picture Books – books with stories and artwork for adults to share with children, preschool – grade 3, generally. These books usually have words along with illustrations which tell the story together
  • Easy Readers – books written with vocabulary for the beginning reader
  • Fiction –novels, usually chapter books, for children grades 3 - 6
  • True Books – books with factual information, non-fiction
  • Biographies – – books written about the lives of real people
  • Parenting Collection – books focusing on issues, concerns, and topics of interest for parents, care givers and adults who work with children from birth through grade 6
  • Playaways– complete unabridged children’s novels on a portable single self-contained unit
  • Playaway View– a portable digital media player preloaded with up to 6 hours of mulitple videos for children, 4 years through 9 years old.
  • Popular Paperback Series
  • Board Books – small, easy to hold books of sturdy construction for parents to share with babies and toddlers
  • Graphic Novels – full length books, non-fiction and fiction, written in “comic book style” format for children in grades 2 – 6
  • Spanish Language Collection – books, fiction and non-fiction, written in Spanish
  • Audio Books – unabridged popular and classic children’s novels on cassette tape and/or CD



The library has a variety of magazines for children and adults who work with children


For Kids:

American Girl, ages 8 – 12 yrs.
Babybug, ages 6 months – 2 yrs.
Discovery Girls, ages 8 – 12 years
Disney Adventure, ages 8 – 14 yrs.
Girl’s Life, ages 8 - 12
High Five, ages 3-6.
Lego Club, ages 7 and up
Kiki, ages 8-12
National Geographic for Kids, ages 8 – 13 yrs. .
Sports Illustrated for Kids, ages 8 – 12 yrs.
Wild Animal Baby, ages 12 mos. – 3 yrs.

For Parents and Teachers:
Family Fun, for families with children ages 3 – 12 yrs.

• Mail Box, for teachers and parents, we carry 5 different instructional levels, preschool, K, grade 1,
Grades 2 – 3, Intermediate


Other Fun Stuff!

Puppets – dozens of animal and people hand puppets are available
Toys – the library has a collection of educational toys for home use
Hooked on Phonics Kits – these kits are designed for parents to help their children improve
their reading skills, a parents kit, as well as, 5 levels of reading kits, are available for check-out
Gaming Stations – There is a computer available with many CD-ROM games for kids, as well as a Play Station 2 gaming console.
Computers - Three internet computers are available with printing capabilities.
Adaptive Toys – Toys and learning devices that have been modified for children with special needs.
Early Literacy Stations – Computer stations designed just for young children, 3 years to 8 years of age, complete with a tiny mouse and color enhanced keyboard with computer games selected to engage, interest, and teach little ones.



  • Tours – groups and individuals may contact the Children’s Room of the library, 492-8354, to schedule
  • Library Skills – groups and individuals may schedule
  • Readers’Advisory – we offer assistance to children and adults visiting the Children’s Room in selecting books to read
  • Inter Library Loan – looking for a book not available in our library system, let us know and we’ll try to get the book for you from another library
  • Placing Materials on Hold – if the material you are looking for is currently being used by another person or is located at one of our branch locations, let us know, we’ll reserve a copy for you to pick up in Sidney, or which ever branch you would like. Or you may place the hold yourself from our on-line catalog. We will notify you when your item is available for pick-up.
  • Teacher Collections – Teachers are welcome to call the library at 492-8354 and request a book collection be gathered for them. Please give us a 7 day notice to select the books.
  • Speakers – We would love the opportunity to come to one of your group meetings to provide your members with information about the library and how we can be a benefit for you.