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!

*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, 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.



As our public libraries go through their phased reopening and schools unfortunately remain closed, parents, children and teachers are invited to check out the Tumblebooks resource to enjoy titles on various subjects in video form.

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use and feature unlimited access from home! You are able to read as many books as you want, when you want and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

Access to these databases will be offered until August 31, 2020

TumbleBook Library: K – 6 Children’s eBook Database

TumbleMath: K – 6 Math eBook Database

Teen Book Cloud: Grade 7 – 12 eBook Database

Audiobook Cloud: All ages Audiobook Database

Romance Book Cloud: Romance Novels for the Older Crowd


Technology Resources:

    • The youth services department has three Chrome Boxes and three 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:

Our Youth Services Department is changing! Watch this space this space for more news.