Children's Department

Thank you for a great summer!

Children ages birth through preschool have been read to just over 1,200 days this June & July, while children in kindergarten through fifth grade have logged nearly 52,000 minutes of reading time.  That’s a lot of reading, Barberton! 

Not only have kids spent a ton of time reading this summer, they’ve also spent a lot of time enjoying the Library and our wide variety of programs.  Storytimes for little ones, fun activity-based programs for kids and teens, movies, performers, and trivia nights for the whole family have brought us all together this summer, and it’s been amazing. 

Thank you, Barberton!  We love seeing you at the Library! 

Fall 2023 Children’s Program Guide

Kids can download or stream a wide variety of audio books, comics, e-books, movies, music, and TV, with just their Barberton Public Library card. Visit the eMedia page for more information.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Ohio mails kids one free book each month until their fifth birthday.  Any child in Ohio between birth and age five can enroll.

Day By Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendar is a perpetual calendar featuring songs, activities, book suggestions, and videos that support early literacy skills and help young children get ready for school.

Homework Resources: Biography reference banks, encyclopedias, and other tools covering a variety of topics are available through the Barberton Public Library to help students complete homework assignments.

Children's Makerspace: Through a grant from the Barberton Community Foundation and the generosity of the both the Barberton Kiwanis and the Magic City Kiwanis, the Library has been able to purchase a variety of supplies and equipment to create a Makerspace in which the children of Barberton can build, discover, and create.  Stop by anytime to see what activities we have available.