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Kid’s Department

Welcome to the Kid’s Department!

Upcoming Programs

  • 02/27/24 @ 4:00pm – 02/27/24 @ 5:00pm Kids Craft Room Nappanee Public Library Registration is required. Catch the sun in […]
  • 02/29/24 @ 4:00pm – 02/29/24 @ 5:00pm Meeting Room 1 & 2 Nappanee Public Library Registration is required. Celebrate Leap […]
  • 03/01/24 @ 1:00pm – 03/01/24 @ 2:00pm Meeting Room 1 & 2 Nappanee Public Library Join us for a fun-filled […]
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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.

Little Book Worms

Every Other Month, 4 – 5 pm, Age 7 & Under

Grab a copy of the book, find a cozy spot in the library, and read the book together with your child. After the reading session we’ll come together to create something fun!

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
Kids Reading Challenge

February 1, 2024 – January 31, 2025

Kids are invited to start a new reading adventure in February. Expand Your Horizons: Junior is the reading challenge just for kids. The challenge is to complete fun tasks that introduce young readers to new genres, formats, and favorites.

Visit the library to register for the challenge and receive a task list! Can’t make it in? Email media@nappaneelibrary.org for a task list (pdf).

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

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.