New Children’s Books


The JCPL Children’s Department strives to provide the highest quality materials, programs, and customer service possible. We are happy to assist you at the Children’s Desk during all library hours.

Children age 10 and under must be directly supervised at all times by a responsible adult or caregiver who is at least 14 years old. By working together, we can ensure that families create a lifetime of wonderful library memories.

Family Reading Adventure

Family Reading Adventure logoMake a family pledge to read at least 15 minutes a day and earn rewards along the way.

Beginning August 1st, your family can make the pledge to read for at least 15 minutes a day in the Family Reading Adventure by visiting the JCPL Children’s Desk and signing a pledge card. Then, track your pledge progress via Beanstack to earn rewards.

Learn more on our Family Reading Adventure homepage.


JCPL Family Book Club

Mysterious Benedict Society book clubThe Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart
October 1 – December 31, 2020

Share the love of reading with the whole family!

Families of all ages are invited to join the JCPL Family Book Club by reading aloud the selected book together in the comfort of their own homes. Find out more, including how to participate, on our JCPL Family Book Club blog.


JCPL Story Phone

JCPL Story Phone logoDial up a story anytime with the JCPL Story Phone. Simply call the Story Phone line, 859-885-7234, and choose from a selection of stories to listen to. New stories are added each week.



Virtual Storytimes

Join us online for stories and rhymes.

Preschool Time Online (beginning Sept. 8, new content posted Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 10:00 AM)

Storytimes at Home

Visit the Children’s Library blog for rhymes and songs that you can use to create your own Jump & Jive storytimes at home.


Online Resources

Kentucky Kids Unbound

Powered by OverDrive. Read eBooks and eAudiobooks and stream videos for kids and teens.
Apps: iOS | Android | Kindle Fire

Read the Books (AR List) 

Sort and search your school’s Accelerated Reader list. Click the “Check the Catalog” button to find and reserve a title in the Jessamine County Public Library catalog. 

Get live, one-to-one help in math, science, social studies, and English everyday from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. To login, enter your 7 digit library card number or the site code. To find out what the site code is, contact the Information Desk at 859-885-3523 or via email.


An online collection of TumbleBooks—animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading. To login from home, enter your library card number.
Apps: iOS | Android

Parenting Toolkit Podcast

Equipping parents to set their children up for success with a proactive approach. Visit the Parenting Toolkit page for more information on where you can subscribe.