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Closed until 10:00am tomorrow


10:00AM - 6:00PM

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.…

Holidays and Closures

  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 27, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Independence Day
    Thursday, July 4, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 2, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Indigenous People's Day
    Monday, October 14, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Veteran's Day
    Monday, November 11, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Thanksgiving Eve Early Closure
    Wednesday, November 27, 2024
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Thanksgiving
    Thursday, November 28, 2024 - Friday, November 29, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • Christmas Eve Early Closre
    Tuesday, December 24, 2024
    Closes early: 5:00pm
  • Winter Holiday
    Tuesday, December 24, 2024 - Wednesday, January 1, 2025
    Closed All Day
  • Christmas Day
    Wednesday, December 25, 2024
    Closed All Day
  • New Year's Eve Early Closure
    Tuesday, December 31, 2024
    Closes early: 5:00pm

Featured Services

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!

The Library Fairy

The Library Fairy is currently on extended holiday in the Fairy Realm. She will return soon.

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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