The Youth Services Department of the Leesburg Public Library is located on the first floor. Children and caregivers are welcomed into Imagination Cove as they walk past the lily pads and cattails and under the sign with a giant frog and dragonfly. Following social distancing guidelines, there are six public computers available to children and their caregivers and three AWE Early Literacy Stations at this time.
The Children's collection includes circulating and reference materials on a wide variety of subjects and in different formats. The collection includes a wide range of print items including board books, picture books, juvenile fiction books, juvenile non-fiction, biographies, graphic novels, and easy readers as well as a Spanish language collection and a Parent/Teacher collection. Our Children's collection also includes periodicals, audio books, DVDs, music CDs, Playaways (mp3 players,) Playaway Views, and Launchpads: preloaded learning tablets and video players. Through the free Overdrive app, patrons may borrow and download electronic books to read and MP3 audio books on their own digital devices that connect to the Internet.
For patrons looking for certain reading levels, all of the books in our collection that are Accelerated Reader (AR) titles have an AR sticker on the spine label and include the reading level, point value, and quiz number inside the front cover of the book.
Ongoing Programs inside the Library
Story Walk books change every two weeks on a Tuesday
Follow the winding path of pages around the first floor of the library! By the time you get to the last one, you will have read an entire picture book. The numbers on the signs will guide you. Our Story Walk is available inside daily, Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm during this phase of reopening. When you complete the Story Walk, you can stop by the Youth Services desk to receive a free Brag Tag necklace! Have fun, stay safe, and happy reading!
Reader of the Pack (PAWS dogs)
Registration required. Coming soon
All of our virtual programs are permanently available through our Facebook page
Family Crafters Online
New Craft with “How to” video every Thursday
Get crafting with Ms. Kourtney as she shows you how to create a new craft each week at home. Videos are posted on Facebook and You Tube at 10:00 am every Thursday. Craft kits containing supplies are available for pick up at the library Thursday – Wednesday during open hours. Kits are available at the Children’s desk or through our Curbside Service. Call the library for details. Kits are available while supplies last.
Story Time Online
New Story Time every Friday
Join us online for a virtual Story Time with Miss Courtney! Every Friday at 10:00 am, a new link will be posted on Facebook to take you to the next episode of Leesburg Story Time Online. Join us in the comfort of your home for singing, music and movement, finger plays and stories read with permission from their publishers. Let's have fun together while staying safe! Miss one? Links to past Leesburg Story Times Online are posted on Facebook and this website.
Virtual Escape Rooms!
New Escape Adventure every two weeks on a Wednesday
Solve the riddles and follow the clues, while sailing the high seas or flying a space ship in an attempt to escape with your life! Virtual adventures posted on the library’s Facebook page and links in our weekly newsletter emails. Yes you can escape over and over again!
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