Welcome to the children’s department

Explore the lower level of the library, where kids can discover:

  • Play areas with toys and space to explore
  • Craft table and coloring sheets
  • Computers for child and adult use
  • Weekly activities for children and families


There are no upcoming events at this time.

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Summer Reading 2024

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year… SUMMER READING!! This summer’s theme, “Adventure Begins At Your Library,” encourages readers to nuture their imaginations by diving into the numerous escapades that books have to offer. We are excited for all the fun events, crafts, and activities planned this year. In addition, we challenge ALL children to read 25 books or log 250 minutes of reading. Achieve this goal and you’ll earn free books, weekly prizes, and a chance to win a grand prize!!

Two girls carrying books over the words "All Together Now" which is the theme for summer reading this year.
Rockin' and Reading Music Show with Leonardo music for kids, June 28th at 10:30 a.m.
Freddy Fossil's Dino Show July 6th at 11:00 a.m.
Bubble Wonders Show July 14th at 4:00 p.m.
Bubble Wonders Show July 14th at 4:00 p.m.

Participation is easy!

Register for Summer Reading

Children of all ages are encouraged to register and will receive a FREE book. If registering online, your free book will be available to pick up in the children’s department.


Not sure what to read? Everything counts! Audiobooks, comic books, e-books, old favorites, borrowed or new, all work… it makes no difference. 


Every week participants can visit the Children’s Department desk and receive a small prize. While visiting enjoy a variety of events, activities, and crafts.

Girl laying on belly reading a book.

Reading Goals & Prizes

registration = free book

25 books/250 minutes = free book, raffle ticket

50 books/500 minutes = raffle ticket

75 books/750 minutes = raffle ticket

100 books/1000 minutes = raffle ticket

Read beyond 100 books/1000 minutes = more raffle tickets

weekly = small prize

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Children from birth – 4 years old who have an address with a 46052 zip code can receive a FREE BOOK in the mail EVERY MONTH until their 5th birthday!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library puts books directly in the hands of children across the world. Over 2,000,000 books are mailed each month as part of this program!

The Lebanon Public Library and the Friends of the Lebanon Public Library have sponsored this program to provide the books locally in our community.

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 Check out our extensive collections of games and movies just for kids. Our diverse selection of books include print, audio and digital formats for all reading levels. You can also supplement your learning at home with our educational kits!


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