Closed until 10:00am Tuesday


10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM



10:00AM - 6:00PM


Built in 1940, the Children's Library was the first freestanding library in the United States intended solely for children. The Children's Library serves children from birth through 5th grade in a fun and inviting garden setting.…

Upcoming Events

Holidays and Closures

  • Columbus Day
    Monday, October 10, 2022
    Closed All Day
  • Library Staff Event
    Friday, November 4, 2022
    Closed All Day
  • Veteran’s Day
    Friday, November 11, 2022
    Closed All Day
  • Day before Thanksgiving
    Wednesday, November 23, 2022
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Thanksgiving
    Thursday, November 24, 2022 - Friday, November 25, 2022
    Closed All Day
  • Winter Holiday Closure
    Saturday, December 24, 2022 - Sunday, January 1, 2023
    Closed All Day

Featured Services

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Secret Garden & Wishing Well

Discover a magical space behind the children's library where you can relax, read, and enjoy time with family.  Don't forget to make a wish while you're there!

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The Library Fairy

Sadie the Library Fairy makes her home in the Children's Library.  She's a little shy so you can write her a letter to say hello.


Unique History

Come in to study in front of the historic fireplace and learn more about Lucy Stern and the library's unique history.

About Children's Library

    • Bike Racks
    • Computers & Wi-fi
    • Parking Lot
  • On-street parking in front of the library on Harriet Street or in the parking lot shared by the Junior Museum & Zoo and the Children's Theater between Hopkins Street and Middlefield Road.


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