The spacious children's area for story hour and other activities. Storytime is Monday and Thursday at 10am. It is geared toward children from birth to age 5.

At Storytime we listen to books, sing songs, practice our skills, dance, and do crafts.

Sometimes we have special guests.

Sometimes we get our hands dirty!

Our Youth Program hosts many special events such as classes, dances, crafts, and seasonal parties for children of all ages.

RED CLOVER BOOK AWARD: The library has all the nominees for the Red Clover Book Award. These books are aimed at children in grades K-4.

DOROTHY CANFIELD FISHER CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD: The library has all the books on the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Master List. These books, to be read during the 2015-2016 school year, comprise the master list for the award to be made in 2016. The master list titles have been selected to satisfy the reading interests of children in grades 4-8.

YOUTH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteering at the library is not just a way to help the library: it is a great way to make friends.

THE READING IS FUNDAMENTAL PROGRAM: Brown Public Library is fortunate to have a contract with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's oldest and largest children's and family literacy organization, serving pre-kindergarten through fifth grade children in Northfield. The mission of this program is to inspire passion for reading and learning through innovative literacy programs and services. Children may chose a free new book for ownership three times a year. The local funds for this program have come from generous donations from the Sid and Cecelia Lance Family Foundation here in Northfield. In Northfield, the library, through the RIF program, brings over 1,200 books to more than 300 children each year. The library is always looking for volunteers to help with the ordering, distribution, and programming for our RIF program. For more information about RIF, please contact Youth Services Librarian Britta Eberle at 485-4621.

Britta Eberle, our youth librarian, leads a RIF program.

On the table is a selection of books provided for young readers.

The library has AWE Early Literacy Station designed for children between ages 2 and 8.

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