The Children’s Library was opened to the general public on January 25th, 2003. The Children’s Library contains books, audiobooks, and magazines for children 13 years and under. There is a study room available for children to do homework or tutoring. We also have computers for children to use. To use the computers, a child must have his/her library card available, with fines under $5.00.
Story Time at the Library
The Children’s Library offers programming for young children on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:30 a.m. We enjoy stories, songs, nursery rhymes, music, dancing, snacks, and play time. Activities take place in the Community Room.
Read to a Dog Program
Therapy Dog Odie is coming to the Children’s Library every other Saturday at 11am. Come and share a favorite book with him! Odie will be here on February 24th, March 9th and 23rd.
Our Read to a Dog program welcomes children to come and practice their reading skills. Have fun while improving your reading skills with one of our therapy dogs. If you can’t read yet, you can look at a picture book and explain in your own words what the book is about. The dogs love to listen to you! All children and their families are invited.
DOROTHY’S WONDERFUL WINTER GAMES!!
Children are invited to come to the Morristown-Hamblen Library Children’s Room for fun games created by Miss Dorothy, including darts, cornhole, and stack ’em. Everything is free, so come and enjoy some family time at the library!
Hamblen County Imagination Library
Read to Your Child
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting a specially selected book each month free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners.
If you have a child under 5, sign him/her up for the Hamblen County Imagination Library.
While many families are staying home more, we have a selection of online activities for children and families to enjoy.
Kanopy Kids Kanopy Kids offers a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content, including movies, TV series, animated storybooks, live action features, and animated favorites. In the Kanopy Kids section, you’ll only see content that’s suitable for children, so kids can browse freely. You can register for a free kanopy account with your library card.
Sesame Street in Communities New resources about learning at home and more from Sesame Street
GoNoodle is a web-based educational tool geared toward K-5 that is designed to encourage movement throughout the day. GoNoodle does this with fun videos and interactive activities. These videos and activities are organized by activity type and topics, including social-emotional learning and mindfulness, sensory and motor skills, and academic subjects such as math, science, ELA, social studies, health, music, reading practice, and Spanish.
Authors Everywhere YouTube channel Read alongs and activities
Scholastic Learn at Home Interactive learning experiences
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Digital Stage with videos of past performances
Storyline Celebrated actors reading books
Unite for Literacy Read along books in English and Spanish
Storytime from Space also Science Time from Space
Mrs. P’s Storytime Award-winning storybook destination
Kate Messner Read, Wonder, and Learn! Favorite Authors & Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere – Spring 2020
General Motors free STEM programs.
Online Resources and Homework Help
The Children’s Library is enhanced when you use the link below to our subscriptions to TumbleBooks and ABCmouse. The Morristown-Hamblen Library is also a member of the State of Tennessee regional library system, which allows you to access Tennessee R.E.A.D.S. for free downloads of audio books, e-books, and videos. The Tennessee Electronic Library has valuable sources of information for children and for homework help.
Welcome to e-books for e-kids! The Morristown-Hamblen Library now has books that will automatically read to your children! There are hundreds of the best children’s books in a format that helps them learn to read by highlighting the words and sounding them out. Your children will spend hours reading and listening to books online. Click on the graphic above to find TumbleBooks, or get the TumbleBooks app from the Apple App store or Google Play for Android. Just select our library name and enter your library card number to sign in.
New to TumbleBooks? Here’s a quick guide to get you started:
ABCmouse has lots of fun activities, puzzles and games for learning reading and math. Check it out by clicking on the mouse!
PebbleGo is a great online research database for Tennessee’s youngest learners – Kindergarten thru 2nd/3rd Grade. It’s a fun and interactive research space with great educational content. Tennessee students can access free research modules in Science and Social Studies through the Tennessee Electronic Library. PebbleGo modules are available in English or Spanish and feature easy navigation, read-aloud audio, supplemental video content, games and activities. All the read aloud components are read by English and Spanish speakers to model reading fluency.
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