Our Youth Services Department provides a place to learn, play, explore and create for children and teens ages 0 to 18. The entire upper level of the Library is dedicated to the Youth Services Collection which offers a wide variety of materials. From board books to popular novels, magazines, and a variety of multimedia, kids and teens will find all of their academic and entertainment needs in one spot.

In addition to our diverse collection, our children's librarians offer an array of story times, art activities and other developmentally appropriate programs which promote early literacy and prepare children for school. Our regular weekly story times (registration required) include:

Visit our events calendar to register for our programs and other exciting events. From Explore On the Floor  to Toddler Dance Time, the Youth Services department is always buzzing!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Have you signed up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program yet? 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an ongoing early literacy program which encourages families with children ages 0 to 5 to read to their children every day. The concept is simple and the rewards are priceless! Visit out 1000 Books page for more information and sign your child up in person or print out an application online and turn it in to the Youth Services desk. You will need a CHPL library card to register.


For more information, come visit us upstairs at the Youth Services desk or give us a call at (856) 903-1229.

Young Entrepeneurs Craft Fair
Saturday, December 7
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Multicultural Room, lower level

*Vendor applications
 due Saturday, November 30. Open to students in grades 4-12.

If you’ve ever made something cool and thought, “I could totally sell these,” we need you for CHPL’s third annual Young Entrepreneurs Craft Fair!  Fill out our vendor application, attach a few photos of your crafts, and return it to the Youth Services Desk by Saturday, November 30, 2019.