Parent & Teacher Information

Early Literacy Outreach

Anderson Public Library knows that good reading habits start early. For that reason we provide story times to child care providers in the library district. We also deliver bags of age appropriate books for each classroom monthly.

A few of the centers we currently visit include:

  • Anderson Christian
  • Park Place
  • Head Start

To inquire about services for your early literacy center, call 765-641-2448 or send an email.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

If I want to bring a group to the Children's Department or schedule a library tour, who do I contact?

If you would like a program or tour for your group, please call 765-641-2448 to request a date and time. A librarian will return your call to arrange the details of your program.  Please allow two weeks notice in order to ensure adequate staffing and proper preparation time.

Can I come to programs with my children?

Parents and caregivers of young children (birth-5 years) are asked to remain with them during story time. These programs are specially designed to show parents and caregivers great ways to interact with their children.

Programs for children 6-12 years of age include more involved stories and independent activities and do not require adult attendance, though adults are welcome to observe.

What kinds of things can a child do on your computers?

The children's computers offer:

  • Educational games (ages 3 -12) - spelling, math, and problem solving
  • Filtered Internet access
  • Word processing
  • Printing (for a nominal fee)

At the Main Library, there is a tablet kiosk that securely holds four iPads to allow children to explore games and apps curated by our librarians.

Great Resources for Parents and Teachers

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder - Need to know which books are on the Accelerated Reader (AR) lists?

Award-Winning Books and Media - Including the Newbury and Caldecott Awards, from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

Common Sense Media - "Is this appropriate for kids?" - Reviews of movies, TV shows, games, books, and more.