Children

New Children’s Books

Welcome

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.

JCPL Family Book Club

Pax book cover. Illustration of a fox looking out from a hillside.Sept. 1, 2022 – Oct. 31, 2022

Share the love of reading with the whole family! Families of all ages are invited to join the JCPL Family Book Club and read aloud together in the comfort of their own homes.

Families will read Pax by Sara Pennypacker within the two-month timeframe. Discussion prompts will be provided to help jumpstart conversations, and participants will be able to blog with other families in the club about their thoughts on the book.

Books and discussion questions will be available for the first 50 families who register and can be collected at the Children’s Desk. Visit the JCPL Family Book Club blog to learn more.

Book Match Bundles

Need help finding a good book? Let us curate a custom book bundle! Whatever their reading level, we’ll do our best to find books your child will love.

Storytimes

Storytimes are back in person! Visit our events calendar for more info.

On-Demand Events on YouTube

Visit our YouTube Channel for Kids Craft at Home, STEM with Shantel, and other great videos you can watch whenever you want!

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.


Tutor.com 

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.


TumbleBookLibrary 

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