Welcome to Library Children’s Room! It is a haven for play, learning, socializing, and information seeking.
This Library plays a key role in the education of Albany’s citizens, of all ages. The Children’s Room and our collections work together to further this educational goal. We offer help with homework and research and with leisure and assigned reading. We gather special collections on request for teachers and students, as well as for caregivers and families.
If you wish to contact the staff of the Children’s Department with requests, materials purchase suggestions, or any special inquiries, call 541-917-7583.
More than 30,000 items fill the Children’s Room to answer questions, entertain, teach, and spark the imaginations of Albany’s children.
We offer tens of thousands of picture books, beginning readers, board books, fiction and nonfiction titles. Other collections include more than 100 circulating puppets, 1,500 feature films and informational videos, phonics instruction materials, Spanish language shelves, music on CD, and educational and recreational computer games in all formats.
Our parents’ shelf contains a broad array of helpful books on parenting, homeschooling, child development, social problems, and home-based caregiver materials to enable children and their families to thrive in a changing world.
The TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love. Dive into this collection of kid-friendly e-books here.
This exciting database was designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five. Research your history homework assignment, find a picture of a salamander, or just have fun learning as you explore here.
Use the AR website from Renaissance Learning to find the levels and points of your favorite titles. Or use the advanced search feature to browse titles at your interest and reading level, then search the library catalog to see if we have the title. Please ask in the Children’s Room for more help with AR.
Lexile® measures, useful for Common Core curricula, can provide educators with actionable information about a student’s reading ability. Lexile measures enable educators to match the student with books, articles and other reading resources that will provide the right level of challenge for that student’s ability and goals.
View the complete list of library databases here.