About Children's Services

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Libraries today offer much more than books, movies, and quiet spaces! Early literacy, play, and STEAM exploration are built into our Birth-6 and Tween spaces, so your family can enjoy the Library in new and exciting ways as you read, learn, connect, and create!

The Library children's collection includes materials for ages birth-12 including board books, picture books, early readers, first chapter books, fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, playaways, DVDs, CDs, video games, toys for ages birth–4, Launchpads, storytime kits, and juvenile book club kits. The Library also has an extensive eLibrary collection! To learn more about how the Library chooses materials, see our Collection Development Policy.

Discover free programs throughout the year for children aged birth–12. Flip through the seasonal program guide or check the event calendar for details on storytimes, STEAM activities, movies, and much more! The Library also has large annual events such as MLK Day and Lunar New Year celebrations, Festival of Ghost Stories, and the Summer Reading Game, which combines weekly activities and special events to help children maintain their reading skills outside of school. 

If you have questions, please call (812) 349-3050 or email childref [at] mcpl.info.

Main Library

Main Library child reading a book

303 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

(812) 349-3050

Ellettsville Branch

Ellettsvile Library child reading a book

600 W. Temperance Street
Ellettsville, Indiana 47429

(812) 876-1272