Youth Services

Every month Henry County Library hosts a range of programs and clubs for children, from infancy to elementary school age.  Throughout the year, we host special events for family fun for all ages!

Henry County children of any age can receive a library card.  All that is required is a parent’s/legal guardian’s identification showing proof of address and their signature on the application form.  The parent/legal guardian needs to be present for library card sign up.

Parents or caregivers are responsible for their children’s behavior while in the Library.  Parents or caregivers may not leave a child under the age of 12 unattended at any time.

Henry County Library Offers

-Board Books arranged in easy to view baskets

-Favorites baskets where children and parents can locate their favorite stories and characters such as Clifford, Fancy Nancy, and Pete the Cat

-Picture Books arranged in Neighborhoods that allow children to choose books based on their interests

-Early Readers organized by reading level

-Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction materials

-Launchpads and Launchpad Videos

-Three AWE Early Literacy Stations

-Audiobooks and DVDs

-Interactive spaces

-Weekly Storytime


We encourage early childhood education groups to immerse their children in the many varied rewards of reading. Groups are always welcome to request Storytime for their children. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for all groups to participate at least once during the course of a year. Priority will be given to those groups that have not attended Storytime during the current year. Please notify the library as soon as possible if your group needs to cancel a visit.


The Children’s Department staff is available to serve those groups beyond the walls of the library. We are available to come to your facility upon request.

Services include:

-Giving library talks to various groups to promote the total library experience.

-Providing Storytime for special programs at schools and daycare/headstart centers.

-Providing library card registration.

-Promoting the library as a fun and exciting place for learning.

-Providing reading suggestions to patrons based upon their individual needs, interest, and reading level.

-Home school parents or groups are also encouraged to visit the library and/or schedule a Storytime for their children or groups.

Please call 660-885-2612 for more information or to schedule a special program for your class, school or center.