West Memphis Public Library employs a full-time children's librarian to plan and conduct children's and young adult programs. Ongoing activities include weekly storytimes and a summer reading club.
- Thursday nights at 4-5 p.m.
A 30 to 40-minute quiet reading session geared to the interests of children 4 to 9
- Morning storytime
Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
A 30 minute reading and activity session for ages 3 to 6
Special occasional storytimes for preschool groups may be scheduled as time permits.
School Visits & Tours
The children's services librarian will visit public or private school classes, preschool through junior high, by arrangement. Possible programs include story reading and booktalks.
Informational tours of the library will be provided to school groups by appointment.
Summer Reading Club
The library schedules a seven-week reading program each summer for children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. Children set reading goals for which they can earn rewards and have the option to participate in weekly related activities.
Reference Services & Computer Access
The children's services librarian is available in the library most afternoons after school to assist children in locating reference materials.
Children have access to electronic information service at the library. This includes internet availability. Children who are pre-readers must be accompanied by a parent or another responsible adult. In the Easy room, a computer is available for non-internet use for children 10 and under supervised by the Children's Librarian. Learn more about computer usage in the library.
For further information, contact Rebecca Bledsoe at 870-732-7590.