About the Children’s Library and Links

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.

ANNOUNCEMENT

We are excited to introduce our new Youth Services Librarian, Amanda McNally!  Amanda will be managing children’s and teen programming, including an exciting summer reading program.  Please say “Hi” to Amanda the next time you visit the Children’s Room and make her feel welcome.


DOROTHY’S FABULOUS FALL 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.


Family Resources:

While many families are staying home more, we have a selection of online activities for children and families to enjoy.

Sesame Street in Communities  New resources about learning at home and more from Sesame Street

Coronavirus  “Book Suggestions and Tips for Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus” from Indianapolis Public Library

Mindfulness and Movement classes for kids

Virtual Museum Tours

Virtual Tours of National Parks on Google Earth

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

Brightly Online Storytime

Storyline  Celebrated actors reading books

American Sign Language Storytelling

Science Mom YouTube channel

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 subscription to TumbleBooks.  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.

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TumbleBooks

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 to learn to read by highlighting the words and sounding them out. Your children will spend hours reading and listening to books online. Please let us know how you like the TumbleBooks resources.  New to TumbleBooks?   Here’s a quick guide to get you started:

 


Take advantage of even more free downloads for your children available through the Tennessee R.E.A.D.S.  Books, Audio-books and streaming video available.

 

                 Homework help from the Tennessee Electronic Library.

 

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