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The Montrose Regional Library offers delivery service right to your door for specific items. Contact Outreach Services at 970-964-2556 for more information.

There is so much for kids to do at the Montrose Regional Library!

 

For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at
(970) 249-9656, Option 2  or 
montroselibrarykids@gmail.com

Youth services programs will take a break from May 12th – 31st to prepare for the Summer Library Adventure!

Summer Youth Services Programs will run from June 1st – July 31st.

See our Summer Calendar for more details!

Storytimes
Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-3 yrs)
  • Wednesdays @ 10:00am
Adventure Storytime (All ages–off site)
  • Thursdays @ 10:00am
Weekly Programs
Creation Station
  • Mondays @ 4:00pm
Chess Club
  • Tuesdays @ 4:00pm
Reading to Rover*
  • Wednesdays @ 3:30pm
LEGO Club
  • Wednesdays @ 4:00pm
Monthly Programs
Books-n-Bites (Ages 9-13)*
Pre-Teen Art Club (Ages 8-12)
Rainbow Storytime (All ages)
  • First Saturdays @ 11am
*registration required

KIT COLLECTION

The kit collection includes a variety of materials of an educational, recreational or special needs nature in various formats. Children, teachers and adults may check out these items for educational purposes and recreational enjoyment.

Please come to the Youth Services Department to find out how to check out a kit! Patrons must have a permanent library card in order to check out kits. Kits have a one week checkout with one available renewal. Patrons are responsible for loss or damage.

Animals
  • Animal Tracks / Huellas de Animales
  • Dinosaurs / Dinosaurios
  • Forest Animal-opoly
  • Forest Diorama
  • GRT Bugs / Insectos
  • GRT Dinos & Fossils / Dinos y Fósiles 
  • Lacing Cards: Farm / Tarjetas de cordones: Granja
  • Lacing Cards: Pets / Tarjetas de cordones: Mascotas
  • Ocean Animals
  • Spike the Fine Motor Hedgehog
  • Wild Kratts Games
  • Zoo Animals / Animales del zoológico
Art
  • 3D Painting Pen
  • GRT Colors / Colores
  • K-12 Art Prints / Impresiones artísticas
  • Magic Starter Set
  • My First Stamp Set: Farm  / Mi primer juego de sellos: Granja
  • My First Stamp Set: Favorites / Mi primer juego de sellos: Favoritos
  • My First Stamp Set: Vehicles / Mi primer juego de sellos: Vehículos
  • Spirograph
Community
  • GRT Community Helpers / Ayudantes communitarios
  • GRT Farm Kit / Granja
  • GRT Trash & Recycling / Basura y Reciclaje
  • Toy Cars with Play Mat
  • Wooden Town Playset
Engineering
  • Contraptions / Artilugios
  • Create-A-Chain Reaction / Crear una reacción en cadena
  • Domino Action
  • LEGO Travel Kit / Kit de viaje LEGO
  • Mini Straw Rocket Launcher
  • Snap Circuits
  • Wooden Blocks / Bloques de madera
Games
  • Battleship Board Game
  • Card Games / Juegos de Cartas
  • Card Games 2
  • Chess Set
  • No Stress Chess
  • Checkers / Juego de damas
Games (Continued)
  • Dominoes
  • Forbidden Island Cooperative Game / Juego Cooperativo
  • Hoot Owl Hoot Cooperative Game
  • How I Survived Game
  • Jenga
  • Make Your Own Board Game / Inventa un Juego de Mesa
  • Memory Matching Games / Juegos de Memoria
  • Qwirkle
  • Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game
  • Rubik’s Cube Kit
  • Scrabble, English & español
  • Sorry! Board Game
  • Trivial Pursuit Family Edition
  • Trouble Board Game
Geography & History
  • U.S. Geography
  • U.S. Geography Games
  • World Geography Games
Learning Tablets
  • Launchpad Lvl 1: Star Pack
  • Launchpad Lvl 1: Jet Pack
  • Launchpad Lvl 1: Ray Pack
  • Launchpad Lvl 1: Pod Pack
  • Launchpad  Lvl 1: Sun Pack
  • Launchpad Lvl 1: Sky Pack
  • Launchpad Lvl 2: Burst Pack
  • Launchpad Lvl 2: Flight Pack
  • Launchpad Lvl 2: Blast Pack
  • Compute Pack
  • Construct Pack
  • Innovate Pack
  • Observe Pack
  • Vision Pack
Literacy
  • English from the Roots Up Flashcards
  • GRT Alphabet Kit / Kit de alfabeto
  • GRT First Words / Primeras palabras
  • GRT Numbers Kit / Kit de números 
  • Jumbo Alphabet Puzzle / Rompecabezas del alfabeto gigante 
  • Literacy Games for Early Readers
  • Literacy Games for Independent Readers
  • Letter Construction Set / Juego de construcción de letras
  • Number Construction Set / Juego de construcción de números 
  • See & Spell
Make Believe
  • Count Along Cash Register / Caja registradora
  • GRT Fruits & Veggies / Frutas y verduras 
  • Magnetic Dress Up Dolls
  • Play Tool Set / Juego de herramientas
Math
  • Balance Scale / Balanza
  • Fraction Fun / Diversión con las fracciones
  • Geometric Shape Puzzle / Rompecabezas de formas geométricas
  • GRT Baking & Measurement / Horneando y Midiendo
  • GRT Shapes / Formas
  • Math Manipulatives Backpack
  • Math Games / Juegos de matemáticas
  • Math Games 2
  • Money Basics
  • Pixel Art Challenge
  • Tangrams
  • Telling Time Basics/Fundamentos del Reloj
Mindfulness
  • Colors and Feelings Sorting Houses
  • GRT Feelings / Sentimientos
  • GRT Sensory/Sensorial
  • Learn-A-Lot Avocados / Aprende con Aguacates
  • Mindfulness for Kids / Concentración plena para niños
  • Rock Balancing / Equilibrio de rocas
  • Yoga for Kids/Yoga para Niños
Music
  • Djembe Drum
  • Glockenspiel / Carillón
  • GRT Music / Musica
  • Kids Accordion
  • Steel Tongue Drum
  • Ukulele / Ukulele
Outdoor Adventure
  • Birdwatching Backpack / Mochila de Observación de Aves
  • Colorado State Park Backpack / Mochila para Parques Estatales de Colorado
  • Dark Sky Meter
  • Geocaching / Geocaching
  • Gunnison Gorge Junior Ranger Backpack / La Barranca de Gunnison Mochila de Guardabosques Junior
  • McInnis Canyons Junior Ranger Backpack / Cañón McInnis Mochila de Guardabosques Junior
Outdoor Adventure (Continued)
  • Night Sky Viewing / Observando el Cielo Nocturno
  • Telescope Backpack / Mochila telescopio
  • Urban Wildlife Backpack / Mochila de Fauna Urbana
Science
  • Black Canyon Traveling Trunk
  • Fossil Collection
  • GRT About My Body / Acerca de mi cuerpo
  • GRT Constellations / Constelaciones
  • GRT Space / Espacio
  • Heart Model
  • Human Anatomy Model
  • Life Cycles 1
  • Life Cycles 2
  • Life Cycles Puzzle
  • Lunar Exploration
  • Mineralogy / Mineralogía
  • Molecular Model
  • Plant and Animal Cell Models
  • Solar System Model
  • Test the Waters
  • Tree Rings
  • Tree Stacking Blocks
Sports
  • 3-in-1 Outdoor Game Set / Set de juegos al aire libre 3 en 1
  • Basketball
  • Disc Golf
  • Football
  • Kids Bowling Set / Juego de bolos para niños
  • Soccer Ball
  • Volleyball
Technology
  • Code-a-pillar / Oruga Codificada
  • Code & Go Robot Mouse / Ratón Robótico Code & Go
  • Code Hopper
  • LittleBits
  • Makey Makey
  • Ollie
  • Sphero Mini
  • Turing Tumble
  • Turing Tumble en español
  • Turing Machine Strategy Game

VIDEO GAME COLLECTION

The video game collection contains fictional and nonfiction inspired titles in a disc or game card format across multiple console platforms meant for the educational and recreational needs of the community. Children, teens and adults use this collection for recreational entertainment, as well as learn to develop interpersonal skills.

Please come to the Youth Services Department to find out how to check out a video game! Patrons must have a permanent library card in order to check out video games. Video games have a one week checkout with one available renewal. Patrons are responsible for loss or damage.

Nintendo Switch
  • Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
  • Animal Crossing New Horizons
  • Blaze and the Monster Machines: Axle City Racers
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Cozy Grove
  • Cuddly Forest Friends
  • Cuphead
  • Disney Illusion Island
  • Disney TSUM TSUM Festival
  • Dragon Quest Treasures
  • Farming Simulator 20
  • Gang Beasts
  • Hollow Knight
  • Horse Club Adventures 2: Hazelwood Stories
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2
  • Human Fall Flat
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Little Friends: Dogs & Cats
  • Little Friends: Puppy Island
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
  • Mario Strikers Battle League
  • Minecraft
  • Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition
Nintendo Switch (Continued)
  • My Friend Peppa Pig
  • Overcooked! All You Can Eat
  • Ori: The Collection
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe
  • Pikmin 4
  • Paw Patrol: On A Roll
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond
  • Pokémon Shining Pearl
  • Pokémon Shield
  • Pokémon Sword
  • Pokémon Scarlet
  • Pokémon Violet
  • Princess Peach Showtime
  • Samba de Amigo: Party Central
  • Sea of Stars
  • SnipperClips Plus: Cut it out, together!
  • Sonic Frontiers
  • Sonic Superstars
  • Splatoon 2
  • Splatoon 3
  • Stardew Valley
  • Steven Universe: Save the Light and OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes Combo
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Super Mario RPG
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Untitled Goose Game
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World
PlayStation
  • ABZÛ (PS4)
  • Cuphead (PS4)
  • Farming Simulator 22 (PS4)
  • FIFA 23 (PS4/5)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (PS4)
  • Human Fall Flat (PS5)
  • Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far (PS4)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (PS4)
  • LEGO Movie 2 Videogame (PS4)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (PS5)
  • Madden 23 (PS4/5)
  • NBA 2k23 (PS4)
  • Overcooked! All You Can Eat (PS5)
  • Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart (PS5)
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (PS4)
  • Slime Rancher (PS4)
  • SnowRunner (PS5)
  • Spirit of the North (PS4)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants Cosmic Shake (PS4)
  • Stardew Valley (PS4)
  • Steven Universe: Save the Light and OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes Combo (PS4)
  • Stray (PS4)
  • Untitled Goose Game (PS4)
XBox
  • Cuphead (One)
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (One)
  • FIFA 23 (One/X)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (One)
  • Gang Beasts (One)
  • Human Fall Flat (One/X)
  • LEGO Movie 2 Videogame (One)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (One/X)
  • Madden 23 (One/X)
  • Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition (One/X)
  • Monster Jam Steel Titans (One)
  • My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure (One/X)
  • Overcooked All You Can Eat (X)
  • Paw Patrol Grand Prix (One/X)
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (One)
  • Slime Rancher (One)
  • Super Lucky’s Tale (One)
  • Tetris Effect: Connected (One/X)

Library Resources

  • Accucut Catalog – Paper diecut shapes available to the public with paper provided by patron and as time allows. Please email montroselibrarykids@gmail.com for our full diecut catalog.
  • Badge Quest – Read 3 informational books and complete an activity to earn a badge on a variety of subjects! Contact us for more information.
  • Colorado State Library Book Club Kits – Request through the reference desk a set of books for your next book study. csl.catalog.aspencat.info/
  • Educators’ Card – Certain materials check out for 8 weeks. Stop by the Ask Here desk for more information.
  • Kanopy Kids – Kanopy Kids has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that range across Movies, TV Series, Animated Storybooks, Live Action, and Animated favorites.
  • Learning Express Library – Comprehensive testing database.
  • Libby – To access eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, & more on your mobile device, download the Libby app.
  • Mango Languages – Online language learning.
  • Materials Requests – Request specific materials for upcoming projects, grade and reading levels, topics and more by calling, stopping by the library, or completing a request on the library website. Please allow 48 hours for all requests
  • Overdrive Kids – An online service for checking out eBooks, eAudioBooks, movies, and magazines on your computer.
  • Scholastic Bookflix – Thematically paired fiction and nonfiction titles for the early reader.
  • Scholastic Teachables – Lesson plans and activity sheets for at home learning.
  • Universal Class – Online educational service.

Community Resources

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Resource kits available for use by educators. Park rangers have first priority for all educational kits. Call 970-252-6000 for more information.
  • Colorado State University Extension STEM Kits – Check out STEM kits for in person learning. Contact 970-249-3935 for more information.
  • Friends of the Montrose Library Donation Shelves – Check the donation shelves provided by the Friends of the Library for gently used and donated materials for kids.
  • Friends of Youth and Nature – An organization dedicated to getting the youth of Western Slope outdoors and learning! Visit their website for informational links, contests, and activities for your kiddo’s outdoor learning needs.
  • Rocky Mountain PBS Colorado Classroom –  Literacy lessons for grades K-3.

Educator’s Newsletter

The Montrose Regional Library Educator Newsletter features snippets of information on upcoming programs and library resources that may be of use to educators (including parent educators!) or your students.

Read the newsletter below. If you would like to receive the digital version of the newsletter, published three times a year, submit your name and email address to https://bit.ly/MRLDednewsletter.

 

Registration and programming begins June 1st for all ages.

See our Summer Youth Services Calendar for more information.

Upcoming Events for Kids

May 30, 2024
Montrose Library Meeting Room, 320 S 2nd St
Montrose, CO 81401 United States
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May 30, 2024
Naturita Community Library, 107 West 1st Avenue
Naturita, CO 81422 United States
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May 30, 2024
Montrose Library Meeting Room, 320 S 2nd St
Montrose, CO 81401 United States
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June 01, 2024
Montrose Regional Library, 320 South 2nd Street
Montrose, CO 81401 United States
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