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Childrens LibraryThe Library is also an inviting place for children and their families to explore our collections of popular fiction, young adult fiction, children's books, audio books and DVDs, as well as web based eBooks and downloadable audio books. Don’t miss popular children’s programs such as Story Time and Summer Reading Program events.

Children's Events

Weekly Storytime: Nurture your child with the love of reading by participating in our weekly Storytime program, Wednesdays at 9:30am during the school year. These 45 minute programs include stories, crafts and songs focused at the preschool level. Children of all ages are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver. Click here to see our current schedule.

Summer Reading: Join us for our DOD sponsored Summer reading program. 2016 Read for the Win. Check back in May for more details.

Talk Like a Pirate Day: Celebrate all things pirate at this special storytime in mid September. Check back in August for more details.

Library Resources

  • Bestsellers, New Books, Fiction
  • Popular, Educational and Children's DVD collections
  • Graphic Novels
  • Children's Library
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Audio Books & Playaways
  • Computers & WiFi
  • Study Rooms
  • Microfilm/fiche readers
  • Copiers, digital sender, & scanner

Local Information

Looking for information about Fort Leavenworth and the surround area? Check out the following links.

Homework Help

Tutor.com - free help for military families

Britannica - Easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information that includes Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.

World History in Context - World History in Context provides an overview of world history that covers the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilizations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, and people.

U.S. History in Context - U.S. History in Context provides a complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people.

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Kids

Teens

Award Books

Kansas Kids Choose the Winner: William Allen White Children's Book Awards Winners

Current Nominees: For 3rd-5th Grade, For 6th-8th Grade

Caldecott Medal, annually awarded by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American Picture book.

Newbery Medal, annually awarded by the American Library association to the autor of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Printz Award, annually awarded by the American Library Association for the best book written for teens.