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For Children

Programs and services especially for children.

The Coon Rapids Public Library offers a special children's area that includes:

  • Books 
  • Puzzles 
  • Toys
  • Music CD’s specifically geared toward young children
  • An AWE children's computer
  • An IPad pre-loaded with younger children’s games
  • Reading space sized for our smaller patrons.


We have a wide range of children’s books available for any age reader: 

  • Picture books
  • Board books
  • Chapter books
  • Junior Fiction
  • Young Adult books for the teens in the household


Story Time:

  • Story time is held the 2nd Wednesday of every month for children ages 2-5 years of age with an adult caretaker/parent/guardian. 
  • We read stories, play games, and will do a craft each month.



Summer Reading Program:

  • Each summer the library has a summer reading program to encourage reading throughout the year. Students contract with the library to read an agreed upon number of minutes.  There are activities, and programs scheduled throughout the program ending with a special party at the end of the period.  Students entering K through 6th grades the fall of each year may participate.


School visits to the library:

  • During the school year, CRB students visit the library and can check out library books.  Parents/guardians are responsible for all items checked out by their children for school visits.


Computer use (with parent’s/guardian’s permission for all children under the age of 18):

  • The Library has 6 patron computers that are available to use.  Parents and child must sign a permission slip at the library that will be on file at the library. 


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