Kids: Welcome to the Russell Children's Department!

Sign up for Children’s Summer Reading Robot and Boy

Power Up With Books!

All children ages 3 through third grade are invited to sign up for this summer’s reading program “Power Up With Books!” beginning Monday, June 30 in the Children’s Department.  When you sign up for the reading log, you will receive a small prize.  For every five books that you read or listen to, you will receive additional prizes.  Look for other fun programs throughout the summer, including Summer Stories and a Robot Coloring Contest.


Girl and Cloud Summer ReadingGear Up for Reading!

Gear Up for Summer Reading is a fun, interactive summer reading program for kids entering grades four and up.  For every book you read, and write a review on, you receive one raffle ticket to earn your chance to win one of our great prizes!  Read as many books  as you want, but the more you read and write, the more raffle tickets you receive.  It’s summer reading, your way!  So gear up and start reading….





Kids Events and Programs

Russell Library Online Databases for Homework & Research

Basic Encyclopedias, Biography Resource Center covers current and historical figures, Magill's on Literature, includes plot summaries and criticism.

Ask a Librarian

You may email us if you have a brief question. This service is meant for brief factual questions (a definition, a date, etc.). More involved research may require a trip to the library.

Reminder for parents:
Your child and the Internet

We encourage you to coach your child in safe and careful use of email and social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook.

The National Crime Prevention Council has created an excellent website to help you in your conversations with your child.  The website offers clear information on: Tips for Parents, Parent’s Guide to Social Networking & Cyberbullying.  Continue your conversations with your child throughout the year as you are their best safeguard in this technological world.  Click here for the National Crime Prevention Council web site.

Russell Library has installed software on its Children’s Department computers to restrict access to generally objectionable web sites.  However, the “filtering” software is not foolproof and Russell Library is not responsible for the content of the Internet or its use by library patrons. 
Click here for a summary of our Internet Policy.

AWE Station

The Russell Library Adds Early Literacy Station The Russell Library announces the acquisition of the Early Literacy Station, a complete educational solution loaded with 50 educational software titles for kids ages 2-10. The Early Literacy Station offers children a safe, standalone computer not connected to the Internet that is age appropriate, engaging and academically relevant for children. The ELS has a colorful keyboard and tiny mouse to promote easy learning and discovery. Seven curricular areas will be available using the ELS: reading, math, science, social studies, writing, arts & music and reference.