Youth Services

Traveling Exhibit – Exploring Human Origins

At the Orion Library – Saturday, July 30 through Monday, August 22.  Based on a popular exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human? explores the process of scientific investigation by shedding light on what we know about human evolution and how we know it. The exhibition seeks to foster a positive dialogue with people from different cultural perspectives and a respectful exploration into the science of human origins.

Exploring Human Origins – Schedule of Events

depiction of cave painting

various humanoid skulls

statue of early man and child

human handprint outline on rock

Niagra Falls

On the Road with Culturegrams

Whether you are looking for information about a place you are going to visit or just want to visit use Culturegrams to find out about famous sites, facts about a city or a state, what kind of food is popular there and more. You can use the kids edition and show your parents how to […]


On the Road to Discovery

Want to read about an animal you have just seen or an event you just learned about and you are not near the library? Try TrueFlix where you can watch a video, read a book, try a project and find links to learn more about whatever you are interested it – animals, disasters, outer space, […]


On the Road with Hoopla

Hoopla, our newest app for streaming can be set to filter for kids.  Go to Settings on your device and flip the toggle to put Hoopla into Kids Mode for your device then tune into movies, music, audiobooks and ebooks just for kids. Find information about Hoopla on our Student Resources page and start streaming […]


On the Road with Stories

Not enough room to pack all the books you want to read on vacation? Use the Tumble Book Library to access more stories, graphic novels, non-fiction, ebooks even create your own playlists. Use the Puzzles and games tab to have some fun when you are taking a break from reading. TumbleBook Library is in Student […]

This Week's Featured Events & Programs

Human Origins: Build a Beast

Tuesday, August 2 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Youth Activity Room

Audience: Grades 3 - 5

Where will your beast live? What will it need to survive? Explore the art of adaption and learn how animals have evolved based on their environment.

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Animals on the Loose

Friday, August 5 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Location: Meeting Room A and B

Audience: All Ages

Come dressed as your favorite animal and join us for a silly time. We will read stories, sing songs, and jump around like our favorite animals.