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!
*Please note: Due to Covid 19, all physical programming is on hiatus until further notice.
For more information, check out the library’s Calendar of Events,
give us a call at 315-736-9734 or just stop in and say hi!
Check out past youth programs at our Photo Gallery
Dunham Public Library is pleased to offer access to Book Connections, a collection of 232,000+ digital materials about books for children and teens. This service includes a reader’s advisory tool, resources for homework help and homeschool support, summer reading and diverse book selections, and more. It also offers Book Promotion, Library Programming, Professional Development, and more for the staff of the children’s / teen services.
In addition to Book Connections, we are pleased to offer our patrons a second resource, Teaching Books, which is an engaging collection of 234, 583 resources that bring Children’s and Young Adult books to life.
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.
- The youth services department has three Chrome Boxes and three PCs with unfiltered Internet access and Windows 10 Operating Systems.
- Each station has a 45-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.
- Reading/Early Literacy Resources
- eBooks for kids from preschool to middle school
- Learning Games
- Learning Resources
- New York State Parent Portal
Our Youth Services Department is changing! Watch this space this space for more news.