Educators, some exciting news!!
Parents, teachers, librarians, educators...looking for some classroom resources simply click on the tab "For Parents" on the top of the children's main page for more information.

While in the Library, remember to observe all signs.

Borrow ebooks and audiobooks on your phone, eReader, tablet or computer from our digital library. Read anytime, anywhere. Visit our Kids Reading Room! 


Van Buren County
Parents register your children

Register your child from birth to their 5th birthday and receive FREE books every month.
Children must live in Van Buren County.

Or register by mail. Simply print the pdf file, fill out and mail.


Interested in on the "Things To Do at the Library" tab at the top of the main page.


Summer Science Resources

We added some Summer Science on the "Things to Do at the Library" tab at the top of the main page.


Kids learn about COVID-19

Learn more about the virus
at comics for good


Things to Do Tab
Want to do some cool quick and easy experiments?

Click on the tab "Things to Do at the Library" at the top of the page. 

Happy Birthday Roald Dahl 9/13/2020
Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. Dahl was born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents. He served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.


National Cheeseburger day 9/18
What are cheeseburger?
...but hamburgers with cheese.

September 19

Rosh Hashanah
The Jewish New Year
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, and a day of judgment and coronation of G‑d as king.

Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the universe, the day G‑d created Adam and Eve, and it’s celebrated as the head of the Jewish year. It begins at sundown on the eve of Tishrei 1 (Sept. 18, 2020) and ends after nightfall on Tishrei 2 (Sept. 20, 2020).
The central observance of Rosh Hashanah is blowing the shofar (ram’s horn) on both mornings of the holiday (except on Shabbat), which is normally done in synagogue as part of the day’s services but may be done elsewhere for those who cannot attend.
Rosh Hashanah feasts traditionally include round challah bread (studded with raisins) and apples dipped in honey, as well as other foods that symbolize our wishes for a sweet year.
Other Rosh Hashanah observances include candle lighting in the evenings and desisting from creative work.

Together with Yom Kippur (which follows 10 days later), it is part of the Yamim Nora'im (Days of Awe, or 
High Holidays).


First day of the Fall Season 9/22

This is the perfect season for reading...


Celebrate National Dogs in Politics day 9/23

Learn All About U.S. Presidents and Their Many Pets, Past and Present
The Presidential Pet Museum is currently closed for renovations. It was founded in 1999 as a means of preserving information, artifacts, and items related to the presidential pets.
Hundreds of items of interest are displayed for lovers of pets, presidents, and pet trivia. Children learn by association, and what better way to educate visitors about our presidency than through the White House pets.
Nearly every president had a pet — either exotic or common — and you can learn about all of them here on our website.

National Punctuation Day 9/24

Happy Birthday Andrea Davis Pinkney 9/25

Andrea Davis Pinkney is a New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, works of historical fiction and nonfiction and Coretta Scott King Award winner who writes about African-American culture.


New Books - September 14 - 19
New Books - August 31 - September 5
Patriotic day
Read about how the events that happened on September 11, 2001 changed our world.

Attack on America

At 8:45 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors. As the evacuation of the tower and its twin got underway, television cameras broadcasted live images of what initially appeared to be a freak accident. Then, 18 minutes after the first plane hit, a second Boeing 767—United Airlines Flight 175—appeared out of the sky, turned sharply toward the World Trade Center, and sliced into the south tower at about the 60th floor. The collision caused a massive explosion that showered burning debris over surrounding buildings and the streets below. America was under attack.

Read more about this on

Celebrate Grandparents day

September 13

Here are some books you can read together with your grandparents:


Our Library has many assorted books to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, come check them out!


Citizenship day 9/17

Read about our Constitution


International Day of Peace 9/21


Nature walk 9/21

Let's take a walk together and talk about what we see!


Read a Wordless Picture Book
Our Library has many wordless picture books to tell your own stories.

What is honey? Where does honey come from? Can honey be used for cooking, baking? Who makes honey? Or you just want to read about honey...

Read all about it at our Library. 


PUZZLES...some books on puzzles
Plus so many more books, check out our Library catalog or give us a call at 269-637-2403.


Check out these rhyme books by Bill Martin, Jr.