Early Literacy


Computer Connections: For children ages 6 to 14


Play computer games that are not only fun but educational, too.  Each child may have up to three sessions per day, with each session lasting up to one hour.  Sign in at the Children’s and Youth Services desk.  No reservations needed. Computers are available daily until 8:30 p.m.

Kid Kiosks: For children up to age 6

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can play fun and educational computer games designed just for them.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  No reservations needed.  Kid Kiosks are available daily until 8:30 p.m.


Animated, talking picture books teach kids the joy of reading and help English Language Learning students master the English language. TumbleBooks add music, narration, games, puzzles, quizzes and movement to classic fiction and nonfiction titles to create a new book experience that you can read or have read to you. Search books by grade level, Lexile level or accelerated reader level. Now National Geographic has joined the fun by adding educational videos to existing TumbleBooks. Explore the Common Core Portal. Create your own playlist. Take a Tumble Tour by clicking the link at the bottom of the TumbleBooks home page to learn more.

Begin your TumbleBooks adventure at the Lakewood Public Library Main Library and Madison Branch or click here: Tumble Books.

A reading program for children up to 5 years old

Sign up your child and read 1,000 books together! Be your child’s first and best teacher and help your child enter kindergarten ready to read. To get started, visit the Children’s and Youth Services desk at the Main or Madison branch for details and to receive your first reading log. Check in every time you read 100 books and get a new reading log. Those who reach their goal this season will be eligible to sign up for a special story time and craft program. 1000 Books


For school-age children.Bone up on your reading skills by reading to a very special canine.Drop in for a one-on-one session with a likable pooch, certified by Therapy Dogs International to be gentle, patient and a good listener.

Selected Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room