Welcome to the Children's Section of the Rehoboth Beach Library. We're glad you're visiting us! Check out the great free programs. Reserve items online; better yet, come see us in person and say hello to our dolphins!
- Over 10,000 books for kids and teens.
- Early childhood learning computers, with many interactive instructional games.
- Various age-based story times and programs throughout the week.
- LEAP—Literary Education Assistance Pups on Wednesday evenings during the school year. (Visit their website.)
- Variety of audio-visual materials.
Ongoing Kids' Events
Please stop in and pick up a copy of our calendar to keep updated on any special programs we may be having.
Preschool Story Time is held every Monday at 11 a.m. in the Children's Area. Children ages 4-5 will enjoy stories and a fun, story-related craft!
Tot Time is held in our Children's Area every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Tot Time is for children ages 1-3 years and involves stories, music, and movement.
Monday Funday is held on Mondays at 4 p.m. in the Upstairs Meeting Room. A different and unique craft will be featured each week. This program is for children ages 7-12 (and up!).
The L.E.A.P. (Literacy Education Assistance Pups) Program is held on Wednesday nights at 6 p.m.during the school year. Children can gain practice reading aloud by reading to specially trained dogs. Check out our LEAP page here.
Pictures from Previous Events
Master Storyteller Diane Macklin enthralled us all with her sensational storytelling on Friday, August 10, 2012. As she wove her tales, we illustrated the stories in our minds--and contributed some impressive sound effects too! She even let us meet her special and unique instruments. We didn't want it to end!
The Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre entertained a full house with a hilarious version of Puss in Boots on Friday, August 3, 2012! There were only two actors, but I counted at least NINE different characters, including a princess, a king, an ogre, and of course the stylish and clever Puss!
It was hard to keep still and NOT dance when Lindsey Dank performed his Didgeridoo Down Under on Friday, July 27, 2012! He was able to draw fabulous sounds and rhythms out of his didgeridoos, both the traditional wooden ones and the ones he made out of repurposed materials like a cardboard tube, a plastic tube, and even an old pair of jeans! We also learned a lot about the history, wildlife, and music of Australia--and we had the chance to hop like kangaroos, flap our wings like kookaburras, and scratch like a dingo! (That last one is harder than it sounds. Even wild dogs like dingos use their BACK legs to scratch!)
Paul Merklein drew lots of Great Big Faces and kept the audience laughing and guessing on Friday, July 18, 2012! He drew famous characters and even a brave volunteer from the audience!
Magician Tom Lilly (and his assistant, Beowulf T. Wonderbunny) wowed a full house with amazing magic tricks on Friday, July 13, 2012. He also proved to be a master of balloonacy and let the library keep his masterpieces! The balloon fisherman, alien, and mermaid double nicely as hats.
Mr. Van the Science Man educated and intrigued us with fascinating science experiments on Friday, July 6, 2012! He even brought a bed of nails, which he lay down on--then he invited an audience member to stand on his chest!
Our "Become a Dog Listener" program on Saturday, March 3, 2012, was a big success! Many thanks to the volunteers from the Mispillion Kennel Club and their lovingly trained dogs for a wonderful lesson in how to greet and interact with dogs safely--and for the terrific exhibition of tricks! The dogs (and their trainers) worked hard to give us a fantastic event!
Suggested Reading List (not required) Youth Services has put together a reading list that encompasses preschool age all the way to 12th grade. Feel free to click our link and use the reading list as a guideline for your summer reads.
Useful Kid Resources
Reading Rockets Find Newberry and Caldecott Award winning youth literature. This site also offers techniques for teaching reading as well as strategies to help struggling readers.
ARBookFinder Search for accelerated reader books with this free online tool.
Homework Center Research articles using homework databases - even get live help.
IPL Kidspace Virtual encyclopedia. Or use their Ask a Librarian.
ALA's Great Websites for Kids Websites reccommended by the American Library Association.
PBS Kids Find your favorite characters, play online games while learning key reading skills.
Discovery School Great site for teachers and students alike.
White House Kids' Page Take a peek inside the President's house. fun facts about our nation's leaders.
NASA for Kids NASA's kids club is useful for students of all ages. From games to the latest space missions - there is something for everyone.
Home Experiments Tons of science experiments that you can try at home.
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab More science and chemistry projects for kids of all ages.
Kids Health Healthy site for children and teens. Find cool recipes and lots of fun facts about our bodies.
Sports Illustrated for Kids Online counterpart to SI for Kids Magazine. Includes up to the minute sports news and interactive sports games.