The Youth Services Department at the J. V. Fletcher
Library is dedicated to offering a diverse array of
programs and collection formats (even the new
Under-the-Sea decor and branding palette are rich
with inviting colors) so that children will have a
reason to want to visit us again and again.
Our goal is to have our youngest patrons look forward
to seeing the Librarian "who knows their name" and is
interested in, not only what they are reading, but how
they are doing!
We realize that sometimes a child races up our Children's
room ramp intent on seeing the gerbils or playing with the
Brio train set, but whenever possible we try to forge a
connection with them. In a world where people are often
too busy to stop and say "hello" to a child, we want
a place where children feel welcome, special and confident;
a place where they can ask a Librarian for help or just pass
the time discussing rainbow fishes.