Just for Kids

Discover new books, explore online resources, and attend programs for kids of all ages.

Featured Kids Program

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Nurture your child’s love of reading, invigorate their imagination, and develop their language and listening skills by reading 1,000 books before they start kindergarten. Sign up today and earn free prizes along the way!

How To Participate
  1. Register in person at your Library or sign up online.
  2. Record the number of books you read with your child online or on a Reading Log.
  3. Read books from your Library or your home—and read them as many times as you want! If you read the same book five times, that counts as five books.
  4. Visit the Library every time you read 100 books to receive a sticker.

Mark milestones with prizes!

For the first 100 books, visit the Library to select a prize from the treasure chest.

After reading 500 books, you’ll receive a brand new book.

Complete the challenge by reading 1000 books and you’ll earn a new backpack.

Teachers at child care centers and preschool programs can also join, track reading, and receive prizes for their classroom.

Do you need new books to read with your child? Ask your Personal Librarian to select them for you, then pick them up curbside or have them delivered to your doorstep!

Digital Resources for Kids

Online books, movies, and more.

Upcoming Kids Events


Main Library

Tiny Tot Time

Monday, Dec 11 at 10:00 am

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Main Library

Building Buddies

Tuesday, Dec 12 at 10:00 am

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West Branch Library

Baby Lap Sit Storytime

Tuesday, Dec 12 at 10:30 am

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Learn Through Play

Explore kid-friendly play areas, engage with color and shape manipulatives for sensory development, and enjoy educational games on computers and tablets! For a peaceful break, find a new book and relax in our quiet room.

Mother reading to her baby in the library

Do you need new books to read with your child?

We select materials for you, then you can pick them up curbside or have them delivered right to your doorstep!

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Downloadable Media

Borrow eBooks, download music, and access movies online for free!

Creative Spaces

Innovate with the latest technology at Haute Create and Haute Studio.

Main Library
680 Poplar St
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Text: 812.612.8275
Mon-Thu: 8 A.M. – 8 P.M.
Fri: 8 A.M. – 6 P.M.
Sat: 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Sun: 1 P.M. – 5 P.M.
West Branch
125 North Church St
West Terre Haute, IN 47885
Mon: 12 P.M. – 8 P.M.
Tue: 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.
Wed: 12 P.M. – 8 P.M.
Thu/Fri: 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.
Sat/Sun: Closed
12 Points Branch

2200 North 13th St
Terre Haute, IN 47804

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