Parents

DCL is proud to help you build bright futures for your kids!

We also offer a variety of camps at our locations and can host your child’s birthday party. Sign up for our eNewsletter to learn about upcoming events and happenings for kids and families each month.

Bark for Books

Bark for Books helps budding and struggling readers build confidence and self-esteem by reading out loud to trained therapy dogs without the stress of being judged.

Reading Buddies

This unique program matches trained teen Big Buddies with struggling readers, Little Buddies, in grades 1-3. Buddies meet weekly for two months to read and enjoy literacy-based games. Does your child struggle with motivation, confidence and skill when it comes to reading?

Slick Science

Fun science activities for kids ages 8-12 exploring the topics of chemical reactions, the science of art, and the science of sound.
Battle of the Books Winners

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books is a bowl-style trivia tournament that’s all about books, engaging hundreds of young minds every year. Congratulations to the 2019-20 winners! Battles will begin soon for the 2021-22 school year.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This national initiative encourages regular reading to babies and toddlers to increase their potential for school success.

Reading Levels

Looking for the right books to match your child's reading level and foster growth? AR BookFinder and Scholastic's Book Wizard can help.

Parents and guardians have the option to limit their children’s borrowing if they’re under the age of 15. Learn more about parental controls.

Curriculum Kits

Self-contained kits for K-6 students provide manipulatives and ideas for helping students during remote learning or home schooling. Kits on the subjects of Literacy/Language Arts, Math, Art, Social Studies, and Science can be checked out using your library card.

Book Club Express

It’s easy to reserve reading materials for kids and teens! Multiple copies of the book, an author bio, book reviews, author interview, and discussion questions are provided in a handy to-go kit, so students are all on the same page.

Did you know we offer many other services for parents and children?

Stream instructional films and lessons from Kanopy. Explore great research and learning resources in our research databases. Improve cognitive skills while learning chess with Expert Help and live tutoring through Homework HelpNow.