At the Prospect Community Library, we believe libraries can have a major impact on a child’s development... And not just through reading and basic literacy skills. We currently offer children and youth the following:

Power Library



  • Weekly story times: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. All ages and ability levels are welcomed!

  • 1,000 Books Before kindergarten.

  • Lego Maker Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4:00-5:00pm.

  • Tween/Teen After Hours Movie Night meets the 4th Friday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm.

  • Summer Reading Program

Parent Recommended Websites
American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Their “You and Your Family” section offers a parent resource guide, a pediatric referral service, an immunization schedule, child care books, and updates on pediatric health issues.

  • Information for parents and advice from experts on topics from pre-conception through toddlerhood.

Common Sense Media
  • Common Sense Media is a great site for parents to gain knowledge of the content in the media their children are consuming whether it be books, movies, television, or apps. Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by 

providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Get Ready to Read
  • This website from the National Center for Learning Disabilities is designed to help educators, parents, and caregivers identify difficulties with reading in the critical early stages of a child’s development. Also features three interactive games to use online. Site can be accessed in English or Spanish.

Materials Explorers
  • Materials Explorers™ is a free curriculum that makes science come to life by connecting STEM concepts with science fiction, fantasy, pop culture and real-world technologies. Learn more about the program or use the buttons below to navigate to the student, teacher, or volunteer portals.

Scholastic for Parents
  • Features information on a variety of topics including: Books & Reading, Child Development, School Help, Activities, and Parent Guides.

Zero to Three
  • The website of the National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families has information for professionals and for parents. Professional information includes programs and services, a bookstore, National Training Institute, newsroom and sponsorship opportunities. Parent section 

includes information on play, beginning literacy, bookstore and child development, including a special section on the development of the brain.

Autism Society of America
  • Offers support and educational materials for children, adolescents, and adults (and their families) with autism and related disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder. A yearly conference 

  • sponsored by the society is available providing a comprehensive understanding and update on autism and related disorders.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD)
  • This non-profit parent-based organization provides links to information regarding Attention Deficit Disorder including treatment, legal rights and services, parenting and ADD in the classroom. Included is information about materials offered by CHADD.
  • Activities, entertainment, parenting, pet, parties, recipes and travel. Owned by Disney.

Homeschool World
  • Obtain the latest homeschooling news and articles. This site is updated very frequently and is created by the publishers of Practical Homeschooling and Homeschool PC.

Story Starter
  • Creativity abounds at Story Starter! Their automatic generator plays host to over one trillion (no joke!) creative ideas for writers.

Teen Ink
  • This national teen website (and magazine) counts on submissions from young writers to fill their pages. Writers must be between the ages of 13 and 19 to be considered, and there are also community forums to which any teenager can submit work for peer review.

Young Writer's Society
  • Dedicated to scribes between the ages of 13 and 25, the Young Writer's Society is the world's largest website for young writers. The members-only community encourages submissions and offers tips that will help anyone become a better writer.

  • Compass Book Ratings - provides a standardized rating system so everyone can more easily evaluate their reading options.

  • Common Sense Media - offers a large library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.