The library will be halting in-person visits on Thursday, January 7, 2021 and resuming on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Curbside pickup and phone service will continue as normal. 

Ventress Memorial Library

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Current Children's Services

Updated January 6, 2021

The Children’s Department of the Ventress Memorial Library serves children ages 0-12, as well as caregivers and teachers.  Our resources and programs serve to encourage literacy, spark creativity, and instill a love of lifelong learning. 

Please note that while the library is closed to in-person visits from January 7 through January 25, we are also halting children's room appointments. If you need help selecting books, please call us during our curbside pickup hours or check out our Children's Goodreads account for lists of our favorite books! 

We are working hard to create fun kits and programs that you and your children can enjoy while we all social distance and spend so much time at home (see below for more information). 

Please take a moment to fill out a quick survey about Children's Programming.

What's new?


Lots of new things are going on around the Children's room!

You can pick up a copy of our January calendar at the library or print one here!


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We are trying out TUMBLEBOOKS!

This is an online ebook collection that you can access here for free!

Click here to test it out! This is a great site because young children can listen to books being read to them, while older children can enjoy chapter books and graphic novels on demand! We also get access to National Geographic videos!


Zoom Story Time with Miss wendy

Join Miss Wendy for a Zoom storytime!  Miss Wendy will be reading and singing interactively with children and parents who register for a time slot!

Mondays at 10am

Wednesdays at 2pm 

Thursdays at 5pm


Journal Club is starting! 

Kids in grades 3 - 5 can register for a Ventress Kids Journal Club kit! This kit will include a journal, some gel pens, and some stickers - as well as a year's worth of monthly journal prompts. This club currently has no plans to meet live - all posting will be done online. Sign up on our here for a kit!


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Join us by picking up a blank book list at the library, follow along on beanstack or print one out for yourself here! The goal of this program is to promote literacy to our youngest friends! It's never too early to read to a child!


Winter Reads

Winter reads is a 10 book challenge. Join us in reading 10 books. Pick up your blank book list at the library, follow along on beanstack or print one out for yourself here! Once your child has read their 10 books, make an appointment to come by and get your free children's books. (Choices will be limited. We will try to offer a book that interests your child!)


Winter Series Take & Make

Miss Jen has created a whole new series of Take & Makes! Registration opens weekly on Mondays at 1pm! She has even made more of each project so more of our friends can enjoy them! Register here.


Don't Forget to check out our Instagram page! @ventresskids!