West Baton Rouge Parish Library

West Baton Rouge Parish Library

Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers (Age 0-5)

Welcome to the Babies, Toddlers, and Preschooler's Page

The Babies, Toddlers, and Preschooler’s page is specially dedicated to identifying books, sites, and resources for the juvenile patrons of the West Baton Rouge Parish Library as well as to inform families of special library events and programs intended for children, from the newborn infant to the upper elementary school student.

Children’s Book Collection

Our children’s book collection is arranged to provide children and their families easy access to materials just right for their age and interest.

  • Baby & Toddler Collection features board books and classic picture book stories that interest young children and stimulate their vocabulary and language development, and interest in reading.
  • Beginning Science Collection introduces preschool children and beginning readers to plant and animal life, land forms and environments, and changing seasons.
  • Concept Collection exposes young children to basic the math concepts of shape and size, sorting and sets, patterns and opposites. This collection also includes books about our five senses, daytime vs. nighttime, weights and colors, and many more concepts important for the young child to explore before kindergarten.
  • Parenting Center includes books for parents to share with their preschoolers about manners, emotions, safety, potty training, the arrival of baby brothers and sisters, and separation anxiety.

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.
– Emilie Buchwald

Children's Department News

A New Look for the Children’s Department

Janeece Font, Port Allen High’s gifted and talented art instructor, is creating a magical Caribbean Sea experience for children who visit the library’s Children’s Department. When she completes her work in April, the Department will have an under the sea appearance with close up views of the animals that inhabit it. A forty-foot mural anchors the scenery and is complimented by realistic scenes Font is painting on bookshelf end panels. A talented seamstress, she is also creating a variety of sea animal pillows, and exercising her carpentry skills in building a clam chair and a small boat. These special accents are intended to provide children with comfortable reading nooks.

Dorothy L. Kyler Grant

The Dorothy Louise Kyler Foundation of Toledo, Ohio, has awarded the Library’s Youth/Outreach Services Department a $5,000 grant to assist in developing areas of the juvenile collection in high demand for school reports and projects. The new books will become part of the collection available to students through the library’s biweekly outreach service to nine local schools. The books purchased will include biographies of scientists and inventors, nonfiction science, math, and history, historical novels, poetry, beginning readers for kindergarten and first grade students, and books in Spanish for all grade levels.

We thank the Kyler Foundation for this tremendous gift to our school outreach service.

Libri Foundation Grant

The Libri Foundation of Eugene, Oregon selected the library’s bookmobile to receive a “Books for Children” grant for its outreach service to area schools. Eighty-three recently published award winning children’s and young adult books valued at more than $1400 were granted.

The Libri Foundation is a nationwide nonprofit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children’s books to small, rural public libraries throughout the United States. The Foundation, however, does not completely fund the purchase of the books it donates. In order to receive the “Books for Children” grant, a library must receive a two to one matching donation from a local organization. The Rotary Club of Port Allen supported the library’s grant application by finding an anonymous donor whose generous match resulted in the award. The bookmobile also received an additional bonus of twenty new math and science books thanks to a generous donation The Libri Foundation received from Bill Strawbridge and Meg Wallhagen.

“We very much appreciate this support of the library’s outreach effort to serve parish youth through this kind donation.”

The Library’s outreach service provides monthly story programs and delivers age appropriate books to sixteen preschool and Head Start classes. The outreach service also visits nine parish schools on a biweekly schedule, bringing reading and interest level appropriate books into the schools. The outreach collections vary in size from 700 to 1,500 books depending upon a school’s enrollment.

Need help? Send us a messageor visit the Youth Services Librarian.

Resources

Search Engines for Kids

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Please enjoy some of our favorite general websites for kids below!

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Free Kid Friendly Websites

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Recommended Apps

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Access the following:

  • Academic Standards
  • Grade level expectations
  • Practice tests (online and paper)
  • And much more!

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Outstanding Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Websites

Adler, David A. Anderson, Laurie Halse  Arnold, Tedd  Arnosky, Jim  Asch, Frank  Blume, Judy [...]

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Folklore and Storytelling Websites

Aesop's Fables This growing online collection currently includes 655 Aesop’s Fables, indexed in table [...]

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  • Aesop’s Fables
    • This growing online collection currently includes 655 Aesop’s Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed. The collection is enhanced with audiio narrations, classic and random images. The collection recently added more than one hundred Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales.
  • Best of Legends
    • Paula Kate Marmor gathered this online archive of links to the texts of King Arthur, Robin Hood, Grimm’s fairytales.

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Poetry Websites for Kids

GigglePoetry.com A website for kids of funny poems guaranteed to bring them smiles and giggles. The sit [...]

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  • GigglePoetry.com
    • A website for kids of funny poems guaranteed to bring them smiles and giggles. The site also suggests poetry contests where young poets can submit their poems for prizes and publication.
  • Poetry for Children
    • Slyvia Vardell, professor of children’s literature at Texas Woman’s University, writes a great blog filled with poems, children’s poetry book reviews, and suggestions for finding and sharing poetry with children.
  • Poetry for Kids by Kenn Nesbit
    • American children’s poet, Kenn Nesbitt has written fourteen humorous poetry books for kids and posts the most popular children’s poetry website on the web. “Poetry for Kids” includes selections of his funny poems as well as games, contests, poetry apps, videos, and a rhyming dictionary.

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Happenings for Kids

Lego Club

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Come and Build with Us! Unleash your talent and let your imagination go to work! The West Baton Rouge Parish Library is kicking off its traditional LEGO Club! Ages 3 & Up! IT’S FREE! The library provides the LEGOs. You put them together to make fantastic creations that the library will display!

Saturday, June 18th & Saturday, July 16th at 1:30 PM

If you would like to become a member Click Explore below to search for upcoming club meetings on our calendar.

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Other Kids Programs

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