Hiawatha Public Library Youth Services offers a wide variety of print materials, audio books and compact discs to meet your recreational and educational needs. In addition, Youth Services has a vast menu of programming opportunities, including story times, reading-incentive programs, craft sessions and special gatherings. Kids and their care providers are encouraged to browse our Upcoming Events to find out what's happening.
Are you ready for a road trip? Call us at 319.393.1414 or email Miss Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit for your class or daycare. We can share stories with your group and give them a tour of the Children's Department. And, of course, we can take our show on the road as well. If you cannot come here, we will come to you!
Does little Jenny seem completely disinterested in potty-training? Or did your Peter's dog recently die? Sometimes, picture books can bridge the gap or ease the pain. If you need a list of picture books covering a sensitive or hard-to-find topic, let Hiawatha Public Library help. Submit this form and we will get back to you within seven days.
Every Child Ready to Read
Every Child Ready to Read® (ECRR) incorporates simple practices, based on research, to help parents and other caregivers develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age five.
Caldecott Medal Winners
The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Newbery Medal Winners
The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The award is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Tumble BookLibraryis a collection of animated, talking picture books with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration and pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and puzzles and games.
Coretta Scott King Book Awards
The Coretta Scott King Award is an annual award presented by the Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table, part of the American Library Association (ALA). Named for Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., this award recognizes outstanding African American authors and illustrators, and is awarded for books about the African American experience, that are written for a youth audience (high school or below).
Home of Goldfinch, Iowa Children's Choice and Iowa Teen Awards
The Iowa Association of School Librarians (IASL) has added the Goldfinch Award as an award given by PreK-3rd grade students in the state of Iowa. In the past the Iowa Children's Choice Award, and Iowa Teen Award have been very popular. This award extends what is already being done by the IASL to encourage children to read more quality books, provide a positive dialogue about books, and give recognition to those who write books for children.
Lexile Framework for Reading
Enter your Lexile measure, select your interests, and
find books you'd like to read! Whether you're reading for school or for
pleasure, you can use this site to build a custom reading list on the
subjects that interest you the most.