Children's Department

Children's Department

Resources for babies to tweens

  • board books
  • picture books
  • easy readers for beginning readers
  • chapter books for elementary & middle-schoolers
  • nonfiction books for research or for fun
  • comic books, graphic novels and Manga
  • books on CD and Playaway
  • juvenile magazines
  • LaunchPad learning game tablets
  • jigsaw puzzles and board games
  • DVD movies and educational programs
  • downloadable media


Many free programs are offered throughout the year for babies to tweens. Programs include: Book Babies for 0-16 months, Tot-Time for 17-35 months, Storyhour for 3-5 year-olds, Summer Reading Club, holiday parties, Lego play time, craft programs and many more programs. See current programs on the Children's Programs page.

Summer Reading Club

Each year the library hosts Summer Reading Club in June & July to encourage reading during the summer. Everyone, from babies to adults, can join and earn prizes for reading. Art Classes for all ages are offered in June along with other special events for everyone.

Children in Clark County from birth up to the month of their 5th birthday are eligible to receive a free book mailed to their home every month from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Parents can sign their children up online at Click on "Can I Register My Child?".

Online Database

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Kids can listen and read-a-long in English, French, or Spanish to animated children’s picture books. There are fiction and nonfiction books as well as children’s educational videos, puzzles and games.

This free service is available with a library card. Use this link on desktop and laptop computers. Download the Tumble Book app for electronic devices.

novelist NoveList is a searchable database of fiction books. It is useful for finding a list of books in a series. It can help you find read-a-likes for when you don't know what to read next.

If you are using a library computer, log in without your library card.

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Available for free use at any of the Charlestown Clark County Public Libraries.

With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+).

Reading Counts Search

This is a list of all the books included in the reading counts program for the participating schools in our service area.

Click on "browse book expert online" button to search by level number.

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

Searching for books with a corresponding Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360 quiz is easy with Accelerated Reader Bookfinder.

Search in English or Spanish using criteria such as ATOS book level or a Lexile measure, interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, state lists, CCSS Exemplars, and more.

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