Welcome to the Children's Department!

Located on the Second Floor

About Children's Room

Children's Library provides access to quality early educational programming year round. This 21st century learning space for children and caregivers combines traditional library service with STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math), early literacy and other activities.

  • Offers customized learning experiences for early learners, elementary learners and tweens.
  • Features materials, computers, events and much more for kids through sixth grade.
  • Provides an opportunity for children to experience the enjoyment of reading and the excitement of discovering knowledge and works of the imagination by providing a wide range of materials and activities.
  • Children and their care providers learn how to make the best use of a library and how to develop skills in the use of printed and electronic media.

The Children’s Library Services Staff has the responsibility to support the process of learning to read, and to promote books and other media for children by providing special events for children, such as storytelling and activities related to the library’s services and resources.

We invite you to explore this exciting space!

Programs and EventsThis month’s calendar


  For Parents and Care Givers -- Caregivers are encouraged to have their children use the library from an early age, as this will make them more likely to remain users in future years. (Coming Soon!)



  For Educators and Groups
        ·Online Resources
        ·Assignment Alert Package -- (Coming Soon!)



  Homework ResourcesOnline Reference Resources


School Center -- Skill-building resources for classroom and homework success.

Elementary School -- Math and English Language Art Skills Improvement

Middle School -- Math, English Language Art, Social Studies Skills Improvement & High School Entrance Exams Preparation

High School -- Math, English Language Art, Social Studies, Science, Technology and Logic & Reasoning Skills Improvement



Kids InfoBits (Grade K-5)
Learn about animals, plants, music science, sports, and more

Britannica Fundamental
Activities, games, videos, and more

Britannica Library Children
Comprehensive encyclopedia with dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, and more

Britannica Escolar: Enciclopedia en Español
Encyclopedia Britannica in Spanish

Gale in Context (Middle School)
Academic articles, images, topic selections, and more for middle schoolers

Gale in Context Biography
Biographical and contextual information on notable people throughout history

At the present time, the Holyoke Public Library does not offer tutoring for children. Please ask your child’s teacher about tutoring options available through the School Department.


  BookFlix – an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.





  Miss Humblebee’s Academy – an award-winning, online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten. The curriculum lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning success. The curriculum is theme based and fully interactive with sound cues.





  Online games – Have fun online playing games! Explore these websites to find a variety of fun and educational games. (Coming Soon!)







Other Online Resources --

Use this website to work on literacy with your child.

Browse grade-level material for math, literacy, academic games and so much more!

Read stories and enjoy their math arcade!

For the scholar that loves to play games to learn, this is the site for you!

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