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Youth & Family

We have many free programs, services and resources for children aged 0 to 12 and their caregivers. Kids can take home a craft kit, attend story times, get homework help and as always, check out books!    

We have two libraries dedicated especially to children. Our Preschool Library is located on level 100 and is an area for our smallest patrons up to 5 years old. Our Grade School Library is located just upstairs on level 200 and offers a colorful atmosphere for kids 5-11.

Learn more about our Youth & Family libraries.

We have study rooms available in each of our children’s libraries.

Reserve a study room

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eBooks for Kids

We know that kids are tech-savvy, so we offer access to fiction and nonfiction eBooks just for them! 

Find your next read!


NoveList Plus - Search our online database for ideas based on your reading preferences. Also great for finding your child's next book.  

Additional Recommended Websites: 

Goodreads 

Fantastic Fiction 

Tumble Book Library - Tumble Book Library is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. 

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Free Resources for Kids!

FPL offers a wide variety of free resources for kids to access at the library and at home! 

Fayetteville Public Library YouTube  - Our librarians have recorded their favorite stories, puppet shows, and Super Saturday performances for you to watch at home.  

iCard - The FPL iCard is an “Internet Only” library card. The FPL i-Card gives students access to ALL library eResources.

Brainfuse - Live online homework help and tutoring, skill building, writing assistance, and ACT/SAT practice.  

Culture Grams - Learn about the world's countries, cultures, and peoples.  

NoveList K-8 - Find books that are just right for your reading level and interests.  

Youth & Family Events
Mon, Aug 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Walmart Story Time Room
Join youth services librarians for rhymes, songs, bounces and a book.

Mon, Aug 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Koenig Family Fabrication and Robotics Lab
Learn the basics of circuits to create game controllers that we will use to control computer games!
Registration is now closed

Tue, Aug 09, 9:30am - 10:15am
Walmart Story Time Room
Join FPL librarians for a fun Preschool story time with books, songs and a craft.

Tue, Aug 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Walmart Story Time Room
Sing, read and play every day! Join Youth Services Librarians for puppets, songs and books.

Tue, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Starr Foundation Children's Craft Room
Can you figure out the science experiment without any instructions?
This event is full

Wed, Aug 10, 9:30am - 10:15am
Walmart Story Time Room
Join FPL librarians for a fun Preschool story time with books, songs and a craft.

Wed, Aug 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Walmart Story Time Room
Sing, read and play every day! Join Youth Services Librarians for puppets, songs and books.

Wed, Aug 10, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Walmart Story Time Room
Join us for magic and balloons with The Balloon Man, Marty Boone!

Thu, Aug 11, 10:00am - 11:00am
Walmart Story Time Room
Join youth services librarians for rhymes, songs, bounces and a book.

Sat, Aug 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Starr Foundation Children's Craft Room
Get crafty at the library!

Sat, Aug 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Art & Movement Room
Join Ashtone Dixon, Master Cosmetologist & Texture Specialist, as she provides hair care tips and tricks for multicultural families.

Mon, Aug 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Walmart Story Time Room
Join youth services librarians for rhymes, songs, bounces and a book.

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Events for Kids

Baby Bookworms: This storytime is for families with very young babies through the age of 24 months. Simple songs and rhymes are followed by a book, especially for our youngest patrons! Following the directed portion of the program, caregivers are invited to stay and play with toys, read books, and listen to music with their babies and friends. 

Toddler Time: Our story time for toddlers, aged two and three years, includes a range of fun activities including books, puppets, finger plays, songs, and movement for perfect wiggly toddlers. 

Preschool Story Time: Preschoolers aged three to five years will enjoy books, songs, and a whole range of fun activities. Immediately following this, families are invited to join us in the craft room for a craft they can complete together. 

Homework Helpers is a program led by members of the National Honor Society at Fayetteville High School. Members will be available to tutor students in grades 1-9 on Tuesday afternoons from 4-6. Please bring your homework to the study sessions. 

Summer Reading Club (SRC) is our way of encouraging everyone to read together all summer long – in whatever form that takes! It could be audiobooks, eBooks, graphic novels, picture books, or chapter books – we love them all!  Kids win prizes at certain milestones and special events are held throughout the summer.   

WordPlay Writers' Club for 4–12 graders provides a weekly meeting place for young authors who are interested in honing their creative writing skills. Writers receive writing prompts, discuss tips and tricks, and have fun sharing the projects they have been working on.  

FPL offers additional activities like arts & crafts, robotics, wellness, and more! These programs are designed for specific age groups and are led by experienced youth librarians. Check out the calendar for more!  

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed for you and your children ages 0-5. The goal is to read 1,000 books to your child before they enter kindergarten! Reading to children stimulates imagination, helps caregivers and children bond and forms good habits. By reading together daily, you are establishing a routine that could last a lifetime!