The Library Has many great resources for children and families!
See below for information and resources for each of our age groups, and make sure to check out the program pages for exciting opportunities for family fun and learning!
MakerBoxes Now Available!
Go beyond books in the Library and think outside the box! MakerBoxes let you use your own creativity to design and experiment with a range of materials. Boxes are checked out for use within the library, and you can combine boxes to create even more in depth products. Options include Legos TM, Rainbow Loom TM, Marble Run TM, and much more!
Check the MakerBoxes out at the Reference Desk.
Early Learning (Birth - Age 5)
Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library
Developed by the Public Library Association in conjunction with the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Every Child Ready to Read is designed to give parents and caregivers tools they can use to help their children learn important pre-reading skills that will make it easier for them when they start school. For more information, call the library at 910-692-8235.
Read to Your Bunny Storytimes
Join us on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. for storytime! Check out our Storytime page for more information!
In addition to storytimes inside the library, staff visit preschools and childcare centers in Southern Pines on a monthly basis. Using methods from the Every Child Ready to Read program, library staff work with students and staff from 14 childcare facilities. During the 2014-2015 school year, an average of 386 children and 66 adults were seen each month (from September to May).
In addition to the electronic books and electronic audiobooks for adults, SPPL has access to the NCDL eReading Room for Kids. All you need is a library card and a PIN to enjoy these resources!
Check out our link to Tumblebooks, an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love!
Kindergarten to Fifth (K-5)
If you are interested in family fun, check out our Family Fun Night held every second Thursday of the month and our once a month family movie on Sunday Afternoon. Keep an eye on our Summer Reading page for happenings June through August. Our Kids' Special Events page will let you know about our Saturday crafts and happenings in the community and at the Library!