Children’s Collections

Children’s Collections

The children’s collection includes books, magazines, audiobooks, musical CD’s, DVDs, and CD-ROMs.  Children’s materials circulate for 3 weeks and may be renewed two times if the title is not on request.  (DVDs circulate for 1 week, no renewal.)  Children’s books range in age from infants through middle school.

Beginner Readers

The Library has a collection of early readers, chapter books for children just learning to read.  Look for the red dot on the spine label.

Parents’ Shelf

The parent’s shelf is a small collection of books which facilitates parental guidance in encouraging popular reading and library use, allows the parental support of the formal and informal educational endeavors of their children, and provides community information related to childhood services and activities. Look for the green dot on the spines of the books. (The newer books are on display in the Children’s Room; the rest are interfiled in the adult non-fiction stacks.)

Electronic Resources

A to Z the World is the world’s most comprehensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture and customs worldwide. AtoZ the World is comprised of 175 Country Guides of 107 topics each. No other single resource covers so many topics, so well, for so many countries.  For Manchester residents, use your library card number to log in.

 

For young readers.

An online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an internet connection.

Streaming audio for all ages.

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Britannica Learning Zone

Britannica Annals of American History

Gale Reference Databases are provided by the Mass Board of Library Commissioners.

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1888 through current issue.  National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Traveler.

1888 through current issue. National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Traveler.

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