Children

Welcome to the Kids' Corner!


Facts about Reading

Read aloud 20 minutes a day to aid mental growth and success later in life. Three-year-olds love to chatter to themselves. Encourage their storytelling by placing books within their reach around the house. Try books like:

  • Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
  • No, David by David Shannon

We have books and so much more!

Audio books (CD books), magazines, puppets (Puppet Pals), puzzles, games, picture books, juvenile chapter books, fiction and nonfiction, board books, extra large books, Buddy Backpacks, ECHO Bags, STEAM to GO Kits, and children’s movies (DVDs).

 

  • Buddy Backpacks

These are a collection of items for your child to enjoy.  Each backpack has a popular storybook character theme. Madeline, Curious George, Clifford, Franklin, Dr. Seuss to name a few.
The packs include: Books, Movies, CDs, & Coloring pages for you to color.  Available to checkout for 3 weeks.

  • ECHO Bags - Early Childhood Outreach

Sponsored by:  Wyoming Department of Health & The Wyoming State Library
These are clear bags with themes such as Beach, Friends, Harvest, Healthy Habits, and Teeth.  Each bag contains multiple books, educational toys and a curriculum guide.  Available to checkout for 3 weeks.

  • STEAM to GO Kits - Early Childhood Outreach

Sponsored by:  The Wyoming State Library
These are clear totes with themes such as Phonics, Learn to Move and Play, Preschool, Yoga to name a few.  Each bag contains an assortment of learning hands on learning items.  Available to checkout for 3 weeks.

  • Puppet Pals - includes a puppet, 2 books, and activity sheets

Children's Programs - See below

Motivate Children to Read

  • Encourage regular use of the library
  • Develop positive attitudes about reading
  • Enable children to maintain their reading skills during summer vacation and school breaks

 

Online Resources

Card Catalog: Find NEW books and get access to your account to renew and place holds.
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Technology Solutions

  • Computers
  • Word processing
  • Printing
  • Online databases
  • Games
  • Nabi’s – we have a Nabi and a Nabi Junior for in-library use.
  • Computer users under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian come to the library and read and sign the Internet Use Policy giving them permission to go on the internet.

WIFI – families are welcome to bring their laptops and use the library’s WiFi.

Policies
Unattended children policy here.

Reading Lists
Buckaroo - information provided by the Campbell County Libraries
Indian Paintbrush - information provided by the Campbell County Libraries

Award Winners

The Caldecott Award goes to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children published in the United States.    

The Newbery Award goes to the most distinguished contribution to literature for children published in the United States.

Outreach Programs (Fun at School)

  • Wyoming Reads - Ten hardback books of varying reading levels are selected to be distributed to each first grade classroom in our school district. Each student then has the opportunity to select the book of their choice. Students receive their book at a spring celebration sponsored by the Johnson County Library Foundation and the First Northern Bank. 
    Our thanks to John Jorgensen and the Sue Jorgensen Foundation for your contribution to the 1st grade students in Wyoming.
  • MOB – Mothers of Buffalo - StoryTime provided on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday during the school year.
  • Head Start Family StoryTime - An evening StoryTime at the library, usually held in March.
  • Readers Theater - Librarians become the characters of some of your favorite picture books, sharing the story with minimal or no props to Buffalo's elementary students.  

Children's Programs

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Story Time

Preschoolers (3-5 y/o), younger siblings are also welcome!

Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and fun! StoryTime is provided Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Twing room. The same program is being offered on two different days!

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LEGOs at the Library

LEGOs at the Library

Build and submit your LEGO design for display at the Johnson County Library. Prizes awarded to one Best in Show build from each age group. Our annual Lego competition begins in March and is for Johnson County youth, preschool thru high school. Check out guidelines, dates, and complete entry information by clicking the links below.