Parents

Please note that some of these services and spaces may be unavailable or limited during COVID-19.

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. They can listen to a story time or make fun crafts in our Story Time Room; see the schedule. Play with LEGOs, board games or puppets and watch a movie during Open Play in the Story Time Room. Play a game of chess/checkers on our custom-made table. Create a fun design on our life-sized, custom-made, Lite Brite board. Or play games on the J Touch—a giant touch screen.

Toddlers can hang out in the board book section with all the cute stuffed animals (on the North wall). Older kids can do homework or play games on one of the children’s computers in the Children’s area or play video games in the Gaming Room (ages 12 and under need adult supervision) located on the 2nd floor of the library. In order to use the computers or play in the Gaming Room, a valid Milwaukee County Library card is needed. In addition, the first time the Gaming Room is used, a Gaming Equipment Agreement form must be filled out (children under the age of 16 will need a parent or guardian to sign). 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. However, the Yellow Tutor Room requires a reservation—reservations can be made up to 1 week in advance, or on the same day. 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 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.

Homeschooling
The Homeschool Handbook
All issues of The Homeschool Handbook and its contents are copyrighted. In order to extract articles or use the contents in any manner other than to read as a downloaded magazine requires proper attribution and reproduction of such contents requires written consent from the publisher.

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 Beyond Books page for further information.