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.

Summer Learning

Explore an Ocean of Possibilities with JCPL’s Summer Learning!

From June 6-July 24, read books, attend library programs, and enter to win prizes.

Children’s Reading Log

Children’s Grand Prizes

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.

Family Reading Adventure

Family Reading Adventure logoSept. 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022

Make a family pledge to read at least 15 minutes a day and earn rewards along the way!!

Whether you have participated in the past and met your goal, or are brand new to the program, come into the Children’s Library to sign a Family Reading Adventure pledge card for each 30 days you commit to reading as a family. After you’ve signed your pledge, log your reading time on Beanstack.



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

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. 

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.