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There's always something for kids to do at your library, and our children's staff know just how to get families excited about visiting the library.  Browse our kids' area to see what we offer.

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Weekly Storytime Schedule (August - May)
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Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067

South Branch
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565

Mockingbird Branch
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323

Monday
10:45AM Toddler Time
10:45AM Baby Steps

Tuesday
10:45AM Preschool Storytime
10:45AM Lapsit
10:00AM Play & Learn
10:45AM Toddler Time
Wednesday
10:45AM Toddler Time
10:45AM Preschool Storytime

4:30PM Music & Movement
Thursday
10:15AM Baby Steps
10:45AM Toddler Time
4:00PM Preschool Plus
11:00AM Mother Goose on the Loose
Friday
 
10:45AM Rhythm & Rhyme
  • BABY STEPS (AGES 0-1): Stories, activities, and stimuli are presented with parental participation.
  • MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE (AGES 0-3): Award-winning literacy program utilizing a variety of activities such as rhymes, puppets, and songs.
  • LAPSITS (AGES 1-2): Staff will share rhymes, music, short stories, and more, designed to keep a child's interest.
  • PLAY & LEARN (AGES 1-3): Sensory activities to facilitate exploration and stimulate a young child's senses.
  • TODDLER TIME (AGES 2-3): For children ready for longer stories to prepare them for all regular programming.
  • PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (AGES 3-6): Listen to stories, join in fingerplays, sing, and watch puppets and other visual presentations.
  • MUSIC & MOVEMENT; RHYTHM & RHYME: Educational program combining music, dance & rhyme with structured learning at your library, in a relaxed environment.

Book Award Lists

Below is a listing of awards lists featuring suggested reading for youth. Each comes with an annotated list of current book selections, with links to the item records online in case you wish to place titles on hold.


TEXAS BLUEBONNET AWARDS
Current Annotated List

Annual award list of 20 recommended titles for youth in Grades 3-6 and selected by a committee comprised of librarians, teachers, parents, and students.

LONE STAR READING LIST
Current Annotated List

Recommended reading list for students in grades 6-8 including popular young adult books selected by public and school librarians in Texas.

BELPRE MEDAL WINNERS
Belpre Medal Winners (1996-Present)


Named for Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. This award is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer & illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience for children.
Logo: Caldecott Medal
CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNERS
Caldecott Medal Winners (1938-Present)

Named in honor of 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott and awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

GEISEL MEDAL WINNERS
Geisel Medal Winners (2006-Present)

Awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

CORETTA SCOTT KING AWARDS
Coretta Scott King Award Winners (1970-Present)

Awarded annually to outstanding African American authors & illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
Logo: Mockingbird Awards
MOCKINGBIRD AWARDS
Current Annotated List

Established by AISD as a list of recommended books for a local reading program that began in 1986 to compile a list of suitable reading aloud to children in K-2.

NEWBERY MEDAL WINNERS
Newbery Medal Winners (1922-Present)

Named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery and awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
Logo: Siebert Medal
SIEBERT MEDAL WINNERS
Siebert Medal Winners (2001-Present)

Named for Robert F. Sibert and awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year.


MAIN LIBRARY
202 Cedar St.
Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-677-2474


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM to 6PM
Sundays | Closed
SOUTH BRANCH
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 10AM to 6PM
Sundays | 1PM to 6PM
MOCKINGBIRD BRANCH
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323


HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM to 6PM
Sundays | Closed
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