The Children’s Room is located on the second floor of the Bausch and Lomb Library Building. The collection covers books, music, and movies for pre K to 6th grade. Resources for parents, homeschoolers and teachers are also part of the collection. There are computers with a dedicated kids catalog and educational games, as well as computers for parents. A convenient self-checkout machine and the Secret Room are located in this division.
The Children’s Center staff also conducts a variety of programs by appointment for groups of children preschool through sixth grade and adults interested in children’s books and reading. Programs provided for groups can include picture book programs, storytelling, general introduction to the library and the Children’s Center collection, library instruction and tours. For more information or to schedule a group visit call (585) 428-8150.
Division Supervisor: Tonia Burton
Check out the newly renovated Secret Room and all the fantastic, fun, and free programs!
Imagine a place filled to the ceiling with thousands of toys of every variety, a veritable Wonka’s Factory of playthings. Imagine your children freely exploring this seemingly endless collection and then walking away with armloads of new toys. Imagine that it’s completely free.
A kid-friendly, interactive view of the MCLS catalog.
LOTE Online for Kids allows children to enjoy the magic of books in World Languages from the comfort of home. Each book is provided with an English translation to help develop multilingual reading and listening skills.
A collection for adults, called Work with Children, contains reference and circulating materials for parents, teachers, and others working with children. Topics include:
A memorable feature of the Children’s Center is the Secret Room, which is entered through a hidden door in the wall. The room was selected as a Kaboom Play Anywhere grant which presented the opportunity to renovate the space.
The George W. Cooper International Doll Collection has been moved to the Art Division.
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