The Children's sections offers a variety of reading and listening materials for your child, from birth through the middle grades. Games, puppets, blocks, toys, and science experiments are also available to encourage learning and literacy through play for you and your family.

Children’s ebooks, digital audio books, non-fiction resources, and streaming video are available through the MCLS Overdrive catalog.   All you need is a MCLS library card to access free digital content. 

Story Times and Events

Story time is a fun way to support your child’s literacy development, inspire a love of reading, and meet other families from the area.  Each story time and event is designed for a specific age group, but siblings of all ages and abilities are always welcome. Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by a caregiver at events. Children under the age of 12 should be supervised by a responsible caregiver when in the library.   All programs are free of charge.

Story Times 
Baby Story times Tuesdays at 11:30am beginning November 12th.  For ages 0 to 24 months.   Meet Mr. Matthew, our new Children's Librarian.
Pre-K Story times Thursday at 10am beginning October 10th.  For ages 2-5 with a caregiver.  Mr. Matthew will be doing story times, featuring his ukulele!

Family Events
Lego Club meets Mondays at 3pm in the Children's Room.  Come and join us for some Lego fun!

Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories

Summer Reading 2019 was our best summer yet! Highest participation and most minutes read in eight years!! Congratulations for all your hard work this summer from the ERPL staff!

  • 237 total babies, kids, and teens registered 
  • Students from 41 different schools
  • 138 readers or participants--our most ever since 2008
  • 58% participation rate--our highest yet since 2008
  • 115,980 total minutes read--most read since 2008
  • 52,080 minutes read by children
  • 63,900 minutes read by teens and tweens
  • 412 literacy activities completed
  • 20 adult readers read 25,260 minutes.  


1,000 Books Before Kindergaren

We are now running the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program!  Register at East Rochester Public Library, and start reading.  You can read books to your child, or have them read the books to you.  Record books on a log sheet, and come in for a sticker at the 100, 200, 300 level and so on.  When the child reaches 1,000 books, they will get a special prize and certificate of accomplishment!  This is a wonderful way to prepare your child for school.  Questions about the program can be directed to Matthew Hoople, Children's Librarian.

Early Literacy Learning Space


Your child's language and reading life begins at birth and begins with you, the caregiver!  The East Rochester Public Library's children's area is designed to support families as you help your child get ready to read.  Play with a variety of toys, games, blocks, and puzzles that encourages your family to sing, talk, read, write, and play together. 

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East Rochester, New York 14445

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