Library Resources for Kids

Children's Department Computers

The Children’s Department computers are loaded with educational software and games, such as ABC Mouse. They have internet access and printing is available for a fee. These computers are for children through 6th grade (computer access for 7th grade and up is available in the Adult Department.). Parents or guardians are responsible for internet information accessed by children and are advised to supervise internet sessions. The child using the computer must have a valid library card. A parent or caregiver’s card cannot be used to access the children’s computers.

STEM Materials

The Children’s Department has a variety of hands-on STEM materials that can be checked out to teachers, community organizations, and homeschool families. Contact us at (814)536-5131 ext. 205 for our list of STEM Materials and Policy

IU8 Reading Competition

The Interscholastic Reading Competition provides students in grades 4 through 12 the opportunity to test their knowledge about books they have read. Teams from various school districts read different books selected in advance by the Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 and compete each Spring and Fall, answering questions about those books. Reading Teams can compete on Elementary, Junior High or High School levels, so contact your home school district to see if your school has a team!

If you’re looking for a specific Reading Competition book, stop in the Children’s Department and check out our Reading Competition book display! We have copies of the books for each level of competition.

Link to current Competition Books 

Digital Resources for Kids

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Kids and YA books, audiobooks, and graphic novels are available to borrow from any smart device.

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FREE online arts and crafts workshops and techniques.

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Age-appropriate books, movies and research docs, including BookFlix and TrueFlix.

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Animated and narrated math picture books covering K-5 math concepts using stories and literature to reinforce concepts.

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Online tutoring, homework help, test preparation, and career support with a variety of self-study resources

Additional Homework Help

Visit our page of additional resources to help with research, school, and more.

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Johnstown, PA 15901-1677


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