The Youth Services Department of the Leesburg Public Library is located on the first floor at the rear of the building. Children and caregivers are welcomed into Imagination Cove as they walk past the lily pads and cattails and under the sign with a giant frog and dragonfly. A large tree on the far wall is our Dragonfly Puppet Theater where children may use the puppets provided to create their own puppet shows. The children's area includes 10 public access computers (available to both children and their caregivers) and three AWE Early Literacy Stations. Puppets, Duplos, coloring sheets, puzzles, and board games are available for children to use within the library.
The children's collection includes circulating and reference materials on a wide variety of subjects and formats. The collection includes a wide range of print items including picture books, chapter books, biographies, graphic novels, easy readers in both fiction and non-fiction. Our children's collection also includes periodicals, audio books, DVDs, music CDs, Playaways, Playaway Views, and Launchpads. Through the free Overdrive app, patrons may borrow and download electronic books and MP3 audiobooks on their own digital devices that connect to the internet.
For patrons looking for Accelerated Reader (AR) books, all of the books in our collection that are AR have an AR sticker on the spine label and include the reading level, point value, and quiz number inside the front cover of the book.
We offer a variety of programs for children, including story time, crafts, gaming, special events and performers. All of our programs are always FREE. Please visit the calendar to find out about upcoming programs at the library.