Children's area, Pierson Library
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YOUTH AREA

Located on the main floor, our vibrant and inviting space offers a broad collection of library materials and a myriad of games, puzzles, and crafts serving infants to age 18. We encourage little ones to explore the pre-literacy play area equipped with soft blocks and invite students to settle into our new teen space outfitted with computers and comfortable seating. A staff of friendly Librarians are available for readers in search of recommendations. In addition we offer a wide variety of year-round free programs including weekly story time for little ones and engaging STEM and teen-led programs for middle grade students. Look forward to our busy Summer Reading Program each year, with a steady schedule of visiting performers and exciting themed events.

Upcoming Youth Programs
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For more great books to read the following resources include award-winning titles for children and young adults, recommended podcasts, and more.

Book Award Lists:

Dorothy's List

The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award was created to honor excellence in children's literature.

Red Clover Award

The Red Clover Book Award is designed for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.

Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Newbery Medal

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Green Mountain Book Award

The Green Mountain Book Award (GMBA) is a reader's choice award for Vermont students in grades 9 - 12.

More Great Lists:

Youth Media Award

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens.

Best Podcasts for Kids

CommonSense Media's pick of excellent kid-friendly podcasts.