Youth Services

Dedicated services for kids of all ages. Explore more than just books at your library!

Featured Youth Services

StoryWalk

A self-guided reading adventure outside the Highland Library. Enjoy a story in the great outdoors by following a grassy path through the field and down to the lake as you read the story page by page.

Coming Soon | Spring 2024

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Can you read your child a thousand books before kindergarten? A 15-minute picture book every night for 3 years means you've done it Stop in and join our easy and free program today!

Homework Help

Brainfuse HelpNow offers real-time tutoring and writing assistance for all ages in both English and Spanish. Find help in mathematics, English, social studies, and science.

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Upcoming Youth Events

Explore a diverse array of events catering to all ages and interests. From Library-sponsored gatherings to community-organized affairs, there’s something for everyone.

 

New Youth Books

The Truth About Dragons

by Julie Leung

An unforgettable lyrical picture book that celebrates biracial identity. A Caldecott Honor Book.

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The Truth About Dragons

by Julie Leung

Sunday Pancakes

by Maya Tatsukawa

This warm, feel-good tale of friends working together to make delicious pancakes is the ultimate comfort food.

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Sunday Pancakes

by Maya Tatsukawa

A Cloud in a Jar

by Aaron Lewis Krol

It's just after midnight on Walton Wharf West, but there's no time for sleeping--adventure awaits!

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A Cloud in a Jar

by Aaron Lewis Krol

Turbo's Special Delivery

by Jean Reagan

There's a new truck on the road and he goes fast--turbo fast; a social-emotional picture book about slowing down and learning new skills.

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Turbo's Special Delivery

by Jean Reagan

Grandma's Roof Garden

by Tang Wei

Granny's built a splendid vegetable garden from scratch on the rooftop of her Chengdu apartment building!

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Grandma's Roof Garden

by Tang Wei

Like You, Like Me

by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

A pen pal picture book that celebrates the value of compassion, curiosity, and a global community.

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Like You, Like Me

by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Penny & Pip

by Candace Fleming

A little girl finds a lost dinosaur baby roaming the halls of a museum and is determined to give it a home.

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Penny & Pip

by Candace Fleming

Stickler Loves the World

by Lane Smith

Stickler, an enthusiastic woodland creature, reminds us to appreciate the everyday wonders we often ignore.

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Stickler Loves the World

by Lane Smith

Big

by Vashti Harrison

This deeply moving story shares valuable lessons about fitting in, standing out, and the beauty of joyful acceptance. 2024 Caldecott Medal Winner.

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Big

by Vashti Harrison

An American Story

by Kwame Alexander

A powerful picture book tells the story of American slavery through the voice of a teacher struggling to help her students understand its harrowing history. 2024 Coretta Scott King Award Winner.

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An American Story

by Kwame Alexander

Games, Gadgets & So Much More!

Check Out Our Awesome Collection

New To The Youth Area

Train Table 

Come and hang out with us!  If you haven’t played with our awesome train table yet, you’re in for a treat!  Recreate your favorite stories and make your own adventures with our sturdy wooden train tracks. It’s available anytime we’re open, in the cozy Read-To-Me Room downstairs.

 

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Summer Reading @
Highland Township Public Library

This program is an inclusive, literacy based one for all ages that includes reproducible materials, a variety of online resources, and a unified theme, including artwork.

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless!

1,000 Books
Before Kindergarten

Can you read your child a thousand books before kindergarten? A 15-minute picture book every night for 3 years means you’ve done it – and helped your child build language and literacy skills that will last a lifetime!  Stop in and join our easy and free program today! 

Youth Resources

Brainfuse Help Now

Brainfuse



Brainfuse provides online academic support to hundreds of libraries throughout the nation. Gain access with only a valid library card.

Pebble Go

Pebble Go



Discover the go-to curriculum-connected research tool specifically for elementary school educators and students.

World Book Student

World Book Student

A comprehensive suite of e-learning resources designed for all ages and abilities with articles, videos, educator tools, eBooks, research guides and more.

World Book Dramatic Learning

World Book Dramatic Learning

Where creativity, imagination and learning meet! Access a robust collection of popular plays with everything needed to put on a production.