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We have so much going on here in the Children’s Department!  Stop by and see us!  Keep Reading!

– Miss Shannon

Children’s programs are made possible by the Friends of Wickliffe Public Library. 

Children's Programs

Jun 3, 2024 | 9:00am – Jul 26, 2024 | 4:30pm

June 3 through Friday, July 26 for Birth – completed 3rd grade Adventure Begins at Your Library so stop by the Children’s Desk to register ...

Jun 4, 2024 | 11:00am – Jul 23, 2024 | 12:00pm

Tuesdays from 11:00am-12:00pm; June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23 The EDventure Summer Reading Program is a fun and educational initiative designed ...

Jun 5, 2024 | 10:00am – Jul 25, 2024 | 6:15pm

Wednesdays at 10:00am – June 5, June19, July 3, July 17 Thursdays at 6:15pm – June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25 Welcome to ...

Jul 15, 2024 | 10:00am – Jul 15, 2024 | 11:00am

Monday, July 15 from 10:00-11:00am Join us for a fun and interactive pop-up playdate at the library! Parents are invited to meet, socialize, and enjoy ...

Jul 26, 2024 | 1:00pm – Jul 26, 2024 | 2:30pm

Friday, July 26 from 1:00-2:30pm Join us at our Summer Reading Wrap-Up Carnival for a day filled with fun and excitement! We have arranged various ...

Jul 27, 2024 | 11:00am – Jul 27, 2024 | 12:00pm

Saturday, July 27 at 11:00 am Families of all ages will explore building concepts and stories on the last Saturday of the month with Mrs. ...

Children's Resources

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library-The Literacy Cooperative

Did you know that the single most important factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home before starting school? As a parent or caregiver, snuggling and reading daily with your child is one of the most important actions you can take to help build their brain and set them up for future success.

Thanks to support from the Lubrizol Corporation, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is now available to support families with young children in Wickliffe. This unique free book-gifting program mails a new, age appropriate, high quality book to registered children (up to 5 years old) each month.

Enrollment forms are available at Wickliffe Public Library. Please help spread the word about this program so every eligible child (ages 4 ½ and younger) may be registered. The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland is pleased to support family literacy with this program and instill a love of books and reading.


Accelerated Readers

The following link https://www.clevnet.org/accelerated-reader-and-lexile-scores/ allows parents and students to search the CLEVNET public catalog for Accelerated Reader and Lexile scored books.


Dialogic Reading (Dogs!) Cincinnati Children’s

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends reading with children as often as possible. Benefits include stronger relationships, healthy brain development, improved skills and success in school.

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Digital Library for Kids and Teens

Kids and teens have their own access so they can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks and other media appropriate for their age range and reading level.  Click here for kids.

Series and Sequels

Want to know what book comes next in the series or how many books there are? Or maybe discover a new series to read by a favorite author?


Biography Reference Bank

If you need more information for a biography project and can’t find it in a book, try this database. It will also generate your citation for you! *If using outside of the library, a library card is needed to access.


Novelist K-8 Plus

Reader’s advisory help for children in grades K-8. *If using outside of the library, a library card is needed to access.



Check out our Children’s/YA Staff’s Goodreads pages for reviews and recommendations.

Looking for picture book recommendations? Click here.

Looking for your next children’s or young adult chapter book?  Click here.

Open Bookshelf

This is a digital library collection of popular books free to download, formatted for modern devices, and handpicked by a Curation Corps of librarians from across the US.


School Help

Learning Express Library

Math and Language Arts help and practice tests are available here. *If using outside of the library, a library card is needed to access.


World Book Kids

Encyclopedia for kids. *If using outside of the library, a library card is needed to access.



This is a state run website that includes links to games, search engines, school help, and databases. It is a free site, however, a log-in is required. Use links on website to get the password, or contact the Children’s Department at the Wickliffe Public Library for the password.


Search Engines for Kids


Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.


Internet Safety

Carnegie Cyber Academy

“At the Academy, we train our cadets in online safety so that they can protect themselves and others from the attacks of malicious Cyber Villains. The Internet is a growing part of our daily lives. It is my hope that future generations will be able to continue exploring Cyberspace in a safe and secure way.” Join in the fun!


A Safety Guide: Autism & the Internet | Allconnect

A guide for people with autism spectrum disorder.


Learn a Language

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is an interactive language-learning platform, offering more than 70 different languages and 18 different ESL courses. Learn real-life conversations with native-speaker audio and cultural context so that you can speak like a local. Mango features authentic content, interactive features, and an algorithmic review activity designed to adapt to your individual learning path. Sign up for Mango with your library card today! Click HERE to sign up.

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