Children

Children

Welcome to the Lynda Hunter and Virginia Kimmel’s Children’s Library. This bright and inviting space is dedicated for children from birth through the 8th grade.

Friendly and knowledgeable librarians are always available to find just the right book, answer your questions, or give your child the resources they need to succeed. We love to help children connect with books!

Welcome to the Lynda Hunter and Virginia Kimmel’s Children’s Library. This bright and inviting space is dedicated for children from birth through the 8th grade.

Friendly and knowledgeable librarians are always available to find just the right book, answer your questions, or give your child the resources they need to succeed. We love to help children connect with books!

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Every month the Library hosts a range of programs and clubs for children, from infancy to elementary school age. Throughout the year, we host special events for family fun for all ages.

The Lynda Hunter and Virginia Kimmel Children’s Library offers…

  • A large collection of picture books, fiction, and folktales to engage and stir imaginations
  • Easy readers and chapter books for elementary and middle school reading levels
  • DVDs, audiobooks, magazines
  • Early literacy stations, school age computers, programmed Tree-osk iPads, and a technology cart
  • Digital homework resources and a large collection of nonfiction books and biographies
  • Caldecott, Newbery, and Coretta Scott King award winner sections
  • A magical story time room equipped with a puppet theater for our monthly puppet shows

Palm Beach County children of any age can receive a library card. The age at which they get a card is at the discretion of their parents. All that is required is a parent’s/guardian’s identification showing proof of address and their signature on the application form. The parent/guardian needs to be present for library card sign up(link to Get a Library Card page).

Parents or caregivers are responsible for their children’s behavior while in the Library. Parents or caregivers may not leave a child under the age of 12 unattended at any time.

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Delray Beach Public Library announces a new early learning initiative to promote early literacy skills for children from birth to age five. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge, is a new Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1000 books with their young children (ages 0-5 years old) before they enter Kindergarten. Reading to preschool-age children builds vocabulary, language skills, and helps prepare them with the skills they need for Kindergarten. In as little as 15 minutes a day, families can build the skills for future school and life success.

This National Program has documented success in providing pre-school reading fundamentals to children as well as family bonding time. Watch the Library’s calendar for read together events to support the program.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten runs from January to June. Participants can join at any time. Library card required to sign-up.

For more information about the program go to 1000booksbeforekindergarten.com

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Delray Beach Public Library announces a new early learning initiative to promote early literacy skills for children from birth to age five. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge, is a new Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1000 books with their young children (ages 0-5 years old) before they enter Kindergarten. Reading to preschool-age children builds vocabulary, language skills, and helps prepare them with the skills they need for Kindergarten. In as little as 15 minutes a day, families can build the skills for future school and life success.

This National Program has documented success in providing pre-school reading fundamentals to children as well as family bonding time. Watch the Library’s calendar for read together events to support the program.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten runs from January to June. Participants can join at any time. Library card required to sign-up.

For more information about the program go to 1000booksbeforekindergarten.com

Weekly Story Times

Story times are a great way to bond with your baby or child while promoting early literacy! All story times are open to the public and require no prior registration. Children must participate with an adult.

Oh Baby!

Time: Mondays, 10:00 am

Ages: 3 months – not yet walking

Pre-literacy class with music, stories, rhymes and movement

Tales for Tadpoles

Time: Mondays, 10:45 am

Ages: walkers – 2 years

Early literacy with finger plays, stories, movement, and music

Turtle Tales

Time: Tuesdays, 10:00 am

Ages: 2 – 3 years

Stories, felt boards, puppets, and music

Storytime Yoga

Time: Thursdays, 3:30 pm

Ages: 4 – 7 years

Yoga and a story go hand in hand as the children in this storybook themed yoga class.

Pre-registration Required.

Storytime Yoga Registration

Storytime Yoga

Time: Thursdays, 3:30 pm

Ages: 4 – 7 years

Yoga and a story go hand in hand as the children in this storybook themed yoga class.

Pre-registration Required.

Storytime Yoga Registration

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Turtle Tales

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Storytime Yoga

April 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Children’s Clubs

Pre-registration is required for all clubs.

2nd and 3rd Grade Book Club

Time: 1st Tuesday of the Month, 3:30 pm

Ages: 7+

Snack, chat, meet and share! We will be reading books and graphic novels. Any suggestions are welcome! Pick up a copy of the book at the library beforehand.

LEGO Club

Time: 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 3:30 pm

Ages: 7+

Spend an imaginative hour collaborating and practicing kinetic skills while building the monthly challenge or creating on your own.

3D Printing Club

Time: 3rd Tuesday of the Month, 3:30 pm

Ages: 7+

Come experience new cutting-edge technology used by inventors and engineers. Learn to design your own creations using online Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. Then, make them a reality using one of the library’s 3D printers. This is a STEM program!

LEGO Robotics Club

CURRENTLY CLOSED

Time: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 pm (Sept – Jan)

Grades: 4 – 8 (Ages 9 – 14)

As a part of FIRST LEGO League (FLL), the DBPL Robotics Club provides a creative outlet for children as they work together designing, building, and programming robots to complete tasks.

The club meets from September to January. The season culminates in January of each year with a tournament where children compete against other local teams. The teams are judged on robot design, ability to complete the assigned tasks, ability to exemplify the core values of FLL, and on the creativity of their project for the year’s theme. The team is registered through FLL, an international competition for children in grades 4 – 8, aged 9 – 14.

Registration begins in August for the upcoming season. Teams are coached by library staff. Spots are filled on a first come, first served basis. The cost for registration is $100, and a spot will not be considered filled until full payment is received for each registered child. Registration is open to any child between the ages of 9 and 14. For more information on this program CLICK HERE.