Youth Services

Mission Statement for Youth Services Department

of Dunham Public Library

Dunham Public Library’s Youth Services Department provides for the educational, recreational, and informational needs of the youth of our area as well as those of the adults who care for them. This is accomplished in a professional, courteous, and friendly manner in a pleasant environment. It is also done through collection development, programming, and story hours geared toward children and youth from birth through high school, respectively.

Upcoming Children’s Events at Dunham Public Library

As you’ll see, there’s always something happening at Dunham Public Library!

For more information, check out the library’s Calendar of Events

give us a call at 315-736-9734, extension #209 or just stop in and say hi!

Become a Facebook Friend of Dunham Public Library Youth Services

Check out past youth programs at our Photo Gallery

Raise a Reader!

Parents with young children, remember to sign up for our Raise a Reader program if you haven’t yet.  The program maintains 1,000 books at the Library and has divided them into 100 beautifully silk-screened bags of 10 books each.  Using their library cards, parents are able to sign out a bag of ten books for a two week period and then return it for another bag.  The goal is to have 1,000 books read to or with a child by the age of 6.


Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Herkimer & Oneida Counties

**UPDATE: As of January 1, 2018, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library is on a hiatus. Please watch this space for further details. 

The North Utica Community Center and participating Rotary Clubs are offering a FREE program to encourage reading and early childhood literacy in our community.

Every child, under five years old, living in the designated zip codes is qualified to receive a free, age-appropriate, book mailed, on a monthly basis, directly to their home from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Dunham Public Library is proud to be a part of this program. We have applications available at the library or you may access one here: dp-application

Check out the status of the Imagination Library program here: imagination-library-dashboard

For more information, please call 315-736-9734, extension 209 or check out the Imagination Library website.



    • The youth services department has two Chrome Boxes and four PCs with unfiltered Internet access and Windows 10 Operating Systems.
    • Each station has a 90-minute time limit. To log in, you must have a Mid-York System library card in good standing.
  • Computers in the Youth Services area are reserved for library patrons under the age of 18.

Online Resources:

Sharon Trodler, MSIS, Librarian for Children’s Services

Phone: 315-736-9734, extension #209