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Monday – Thursday: 9 am to 7 pm, Friday – Saturday: 9 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday: Closed


Kid’s Department

Welcome to the Kid’s Department!

Upcoming Programs

  • 06/09/23 @ 10:00am – 06/09/23 @ 10:30am Meeting Room 1 & 2 Nappanee Public Library Registration is required. Move and […]
  • 06/12/23 @ 6:00pm – 06/12/23 @ 6:45pm Kids Storytelling Area and Craft Room Nappanee Public Library Registration is required. Head […]
  • 06/13/23 @ 1:00pm – 06/13/23 @ 2:00pm Conference Room and MR's 1 & 2 Nappanee Public Library Registration is required. […]
  • 06/14/23 @ 10:00am – 06/14/23 @ 10:45am Meeting Room 1 & 2 Nappanee Public Library Registration is required. Registration starts: […]

Book Clubs & Reading Challenges

Book Worms

Every Other Month, 4 – 5 pm, Kids (age 8-12)

Kids who love to read can join our book club for our youngest readers. Free copies of the books will be available while supplies last.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Age: Babies – Kindergarten

Challenge: Start your child’s love of learning and make sure they are ready for one of the biggest moments in their young lives — starting kindergarten. Register your child for this free, easy-to-do program, where you read 1,000 books to your young child before they start elementary school.

Expand Your Horizons: Junior

Age: 5 – 12 | February 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023

Kids are invited to start a new reading adventure in February. Expand Your Horizons: Junior is our first reading challenge just for kids.

The challenge is to complete fun tasks that introduce young readers to new genres, formats, and favorites. Tasks include reading a book with an ugly cover and reading a graphic novel.

Complete all the tasks and receive a $5 gift certificate to Bella’s Books!

*Stickers are available at the Library for offline participants.

New Items


Tumblebooks (eBooks for eKids)

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.

They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sounds, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book (and some classics) that you can read, or have read to you.

Accelerated Reader (AR) Book Finder

Provides the book level of over 100,000 books. Type in the title of a book, topic, or author that you want to read to see the Book Level (BL) Points (AR pts) for books within your search criteria.

If you want to look at a list of books to read, go to the Advanced Search and choose an Interest Level and an ATOS Book Level range.

Meet the Team!


Youth Services Manager


Youth Services Assistant