Parents

We want to make your child’s library experience one they will remember. Come enjoy our great spaces, collections, and services for babies through 8th graders.

Program, Play, and Fun Spaces:
While you’re here, be sure to check out all the kid-friendly areas in our 1st floor Children’s area. Attend a Story Time or have fun with LEGOs and board games in the Story Time Room. Play a game of chess or checkers on our custom-made table. Create a fun design on our giant, custom-made Lite Brite board. Or, play games on the J Touch—a giant touch screen filled with kid-friendly apps.

Toddlers can hang out in the board book section and the Imagination Play area. Older kids can do homework or play games on one of the computers in the Children’s area, or they play video games in the Gaming Room located on the 2nd floor of the library. A valid Milwaukee County library card OR a photo ID is required to reserve the Gaming Room, and users under 12 years old must be accompanied by a responsible guardian. Find further information and see a list of the games available.

Study and Learning Spaces:
Four Tutor Rooms are available in the Children’s area on a first-come, first-served basis. The Yellow Tutor Room requires a reservation, which can be made on the day-of or up to 1 week in advance. Call 414-766-7940 or visit the Children’s Reference desk to make a reservation.

There are 8 computers in the Children’s area. These computers are reserved for children ages 12 and under or parents/guardians accompanied by children. A valid Milwaukee County Library card or a temporary guest pass is needed to use these computers.

Programs and Events:
We offer many lively story times, interactive programs, and movie showings for kids and families.
View upcoming programs and events.

Books and Reading:
NoveList K-8 Plus
Discover great books for children from kindergarten through grade 8. Browse lists of award-winning titles or search for books by grade level or Lexile score.

Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District:
The Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District currently serves over 6,400 students residing in the City of Oak Creek and a portion of the City of Franklin. For further information, go to http://www.ocfsd.org.

Board Games
Check out games from our board game collection by visiting the display in the Children’s area of the library. The loan period is one week, with two renewals available. Visit the Library of Things for further information.