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Special Events for Children & Families


Storytimes & Events for Children & Families

We have storytimes, book clubs, family events, and programs for birth through 6th grade. To learn more about each program and register for events with limited space, visit our Children's Events Calendar.

Printable Children's Calendar (March)
Printable Children's Calendar (April)

Children's Events Registration (online)

List of Children's Programs with Descriptions

Recommended Reads

Looking for your next great kids' book? Check out some of our favorites here, find us on Goodreads and Instagram, or let us know you want monthly recommendations sent straight to your e-mail inbox. And, of course, we love to put books directly into your hands, so stop by the children's desk any time and ask us for a good book.

New Releases

  • Children's
    • Coyote Sunrise
    • Hilo
    • Arlo Finch
    • Little Women
    • Best Family Ever
    • Digging Up Danger
    • Crab Cake
    • Under My Hijab
    • Chicks Rule
    • King Alice
    • Perfect
    • The Happy Book
    • Hedy Lamarr
    • Lights Camera Alice
    • Rad Girls Can
    • Planting Stories
    • Rebel Voices
    • Out of this world
    • Narwhal's Otter Friend
    • This makes me Jealous
    • The Quiet Boat Ride
    • King and Kayla
    • Yasmin
    • The Big Surprise

Read, Listen, Watch

Find books, ebooks, audiobooks, videos, and kid-friendly databases, all right here.

Access animated storybooks, read-alongs to fiction and non-fiction for all ages. Ebooks, games, and videos. No downloading is required.

Kids' ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music are available for download or streaming. (Mountain Brook residency required to access)

Checkout and download children's ebooks and audiobooks to your computer or mobile device. No fines ever. The titles simply disappear from your device on the due date.

Online kids' ebooks, including a wide variety of non-fiction, are searchable by Guided Reading level. Call 445-1111 for log-in information.

View and reserve children's materials from libraries throughout Jefferson County in a kid-friendly format. Kids are welcome to use the regular catalog, but this one is just for them.

Emergent readers can find facts on topics in several categories in these visually-navigable databases. Call 445-1111 for log-in information.

Get live online assistance with homewook through the Alabama Public Library System.

Upper elementary students can use this service to search for information in topical databases. Call 445-1111 for log-in information.