All of the Northwest Georgia Regional Libraries welcome children! We classify the “children’s” age group as birth – 12 years of age.
Our children’s materials are fit for all ages, ranging from “Easy” picture and leveled readers to “Juvenile” chapter books and kids movies. We always recommend that caregivers assist their kids in choosing reading and viewing materials if there are any concerns about content. To find children’s materials, check out the Children’s Department of each library.
All of our libraries have Children’s spaces available. In the Children’s Departments, we welcome the sounds of laughter, joy, and learning in the library, so these areas might be a little louder than other sections of the library. Types of materials for checkout include board books, picture books, leveled readers, chapter books, non-fiction, audiobooks, movies, and music.
Inside the Children’s Departments, we have tables and chairs that are just the right size for children so that they can read, color, and play with the puzzles and games that are available. There is also seating for adults, as we ask that caregivers keep children under the age of 12 with them at all times.
All of our branches have wireless internet, and there are outlets in each of our Children’s Departments to make it easy for caregivers to get some work done while keeping an eye on their children. We provide computers for adults and older children, and AWE touchscreen computers with fun learning activities for younger children. Each AWE is designed for children from ages 2-8 and does not connect to the Internet to help provide an age-appropriate place for kids to explore technology. Activities on the AWEs include math, science, social studies, reading, phonics, and more.
Dalton-Whitfield offers two story times each week:
- Move & Groove on Tuesdays at 11:00am is designed for babies and toddlers and is a great chance for kids to get their wiggles out. Note: Move & Groove is not available during June and July; instead all kids are invited to join Story Time at 5pm.
- Story Time on Tuesdays at 5:00pm (new day & time as of January 2019) is great for preschool-age kids to hear stories and complete activities.
Calhoun-Gordon offers two story times each week:
- Baby Lap Sit & Sign on Wednesdays at 10:30am is designed for babies and toddlers to learn with their fingers.
- Noni’s Nook on Thursdays at 10:30am is a time for preschool-age kids to hear stories and complete activities based on various themes.
Chatsworth-Murray offers one story time each week on Wednesdays at 10:30am. This story time is for babies through preschool-age kids to listen to stories and complete activities based on various themes.
Children’s Events are for varying age groups from kindergarten – 5th grade. Please check the descriptions for more specific age ranges.
All events for children require their caregivers to be with them throughout the event unless otherwise stated.