Children’s Services at the Loveland Public Library promotes literacy and life-long learning in children and their families by offering diverse materials and programs. We encourage big questions, creativity, collaboration and communication. Our Library works to provide a safe space for all community members to reach their own goals, explore the world in new ways and connect with others.
How to Use Our Space
Get a card!
It is easy to get a card. Fill out a short application when you come visit, bring a photo ID and something with your current address! Any Colorado resident, at any age, can get a Loveland Public Library card. For children under the age of 18, all we need is a parent/guardian photo ID and signature!
Once you have selected items you want to take home (up to 75, holy guacamole!) you may utilize our self-checkout machines throughout the library or you can check-out your items with a staff member at the front of the library. You can find more information about loan periods here.
Map & Department Highlights
Our children’s department has an amazing space just for kids and families! Click here for a map of the space. Here, in addition to our collection of books (English & Spanish), movies, audiobooks, Playaways, robots and more, you will also find:
- The Pikes Peak Playroom (aka the train room)
- Educational, age appropriate children computers
- CLEL Corner- rotating early literacy activities
- COMING late 2020- a separate kid zone within the children’s department where you can explore library programs and materials, have a safe spot of your own to meet other elementary aged kids and use maker materials!
- Puppet theater
- Rotating exploratory materials
- Dobby the house elf
Our Library is for everyone! We do have some rules to ensure everyone is safe in this public space. If you have any questions about Library policies you can find them below.
Being a librarian is the best job ever! I get to share my love of reading with people of all ages. I’ve been a librarian since 1997. You don’t have to do the math – I’ve been doing this for close to 20 years! I love working in the Children’s department with this phenomenal staff who always keep me on my toes. I am given the responsibility of supervising the department. I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve only read the first Harry Potter book in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. My staff has challenged me to read the entire series! What kind of Children’s Librarian am I???
I am the elementary programming librarian which means my job is to order books for kids in grades 3-6 and plan programs for school aged kids like Brickmasters, School Out Science, and Robokids. My favorite part of the job is being the storyteller in the parks during the summer. I have worked at this library for more than 18 years. When I’m not at work I most love spending time with my kids and grandkids and big slobbery hound, Oliver.
I am currently serving my community working as the Spanish Services Librarian. I provide a variety of programs including Baby and Bilingual storytime for children 0-5 years old. I also have the opportunity to do library outreach to meet informational and recreational needs and interests for adults and youth of all ages, with an emphasis on bilingual English/Spanish language programs and services. When I am not working, I enjoy reading, running, and traveling with my family.
Actualmente estoy sirviendo a mi comunidad trabajando como Bibliotecaria de Servicios en Español. Proporciono una variedad de programas que incluyen cuentos infantiles y bilingües para niños de 0 a 5 años. También tengo la oportunidad de ofrecer servicios de alcance de la biblioteca para responder a las necesidades e intereses informativos y recreativos de adultos y jóvenes de todas las edades, con énfasis en programas y servicios bilingües en inglés y español. Cuando no estoy trabajando, disfruto leer, correr y viajar con mi familia.
I am the Children’s Literacy Outreach librarian, so I have the opportunity to work with many different community groups and people. I like to do “show and tell” for families with children, such as providing literacy programs, borrowing cool library materials, and giving away books. I bring these programs and materials to children and families wherever they go to after-school programs or to their schools. I also assist in offering Chess Club at the library for elementary age children. I’ve been doing this work for more than 10 years. Outside of work, I like to recreate outdoors with my family and friends.
I am passionate about ensuring that the public library is a safe, inclusive and innovative place for our youngest community members and their families! I am also deeply committed to supporting children in being compassionate, curious, creative and engaged individuals. Over the past 13+ years, I have worked with all sorts of learners, children and teens alike, in schools and in libraries. Currently, I am the Librarian II for Children’s Services. In addition to doing a lot of work behind the scenes, I help with Maker Mondays, Sensory-Friendly programming, and our Messy Art programs! I love EVERY minute of my job.
Fun Fact: I am still waiting on my Hogwarts letter or for a Greek god to claim me as their offspring, I am hoping for Poseidon.
I’m the preschool and toddler storytime lady, known in the library as, Miss Kris. I’ve worked for the library 31 years and that means I’ve done about 10,000 storytimes! Over the years, I’ve read stories with a fish on my head, read them with a castle on my head, and dressed up as Olaf, the snowman from the movie Frozen. I love sharing funny stories and singing silly songs, and that’s what you’ll find me doing most mornings in the Runschmunkel Reading Room.
I am the Baby Storytime Librarian. We sing songs, dance, and read together. I get to help answer questions about books and homework at the Children’s Desk. I also get to work on the Children’s webpage for the Library. I have fun working here, because being surrounded by books is NEVER boring! When I am not working at the library, I love to spend time reading and in my garden growing veggies and flowers. I also love to relax by doing yoga. Every now and then, I will do yoga in storytime, so that children can learn how too!
I began my LPL adventure in 2003, and I love the combination of books and kids that I get to enjoy every day! I am the coordinator of the Waggin’ Tales reading program, which means I work with the therapy dogs that come into the library to listen to kids read. I adore my special canine friends, and I’m also crazy about cats! When I’m not here, I enjoy reading, gardening, spoiling my kitties, and performing with the Loveland Choral Society.