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About Us

The Children’s Department of the East Longmeadow Public Library strives to offer a variety of literacy opportunities to children age birth to 12.  We welcome children and families of all backgrounds, believing that everyone should have the chance to learn and grow.

Who do we serve?  Children from birth to age 12.

Who can get a library card?   Any child interested in having a library card may receive one.  We request that the child be able to understand the concept of borrowing and taking care of belongings.  A parent or adult caregiver with a photo ID must accompany the child to request a card.

How do I get a library card and how much does it cost? Visit the Circulation Desk and fill out an application.  Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver with a photo ID.  There is no fee for Massachusetts residents. (Replacements cost $2).

What can I borrow?  We have picture books, chapter books, beginning reader books, audio books, themed literacy kits, magazines, movies, video games, and more!

What can I access online?  Information databases, online encyclopedias, and e-books.

What else do we have at the library? Computers for school-age children, a play area, a craft table, two cozy book nooks, helpful staff, and friendly faces. We have story times, book groups, and other special programs.