Just For Kids

Discover new books, online resources, or join programs for kids of all ages to get involved and learn something new!

Featured Kids Program

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Nurture your child’s love of reading, invigorate their imagination, and introduce numbers, letters, and other concepts in a fun and engaging 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 for kids.

Upcoming Kids Events


West Branch Library

Ready to Read Storytime

Friday, Dec 09 at 10:30 am

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Main Library

Tiny Tot Storytime

Monday, Dec 12 at 10:00 am

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Main Library

Busy Builders

Tuesday, Dec 13 at 2:00 pm

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Learn Through Play

 Families can learn through play in our spaces designed for kids. Drop in for storytime, enjoy hands-on play with our manipulatives, or find a good book to read with your child at home or at the Library. 

Mother reading to her baby in the library

Do you need new books to read with your child?

We can select them for you, then you 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
One Library Square
Terre Haute, IN 47807
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 A.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

Opening 2023!

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