Kids

The Cherry Hill Public Library’s Youth Services Department provides a place to learn, play, explore and create for children ages 0 to 18. The entire upper level of the Library is dedicated to the Youth Services Collection which offers a wide variety of material. 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 the collection, the Library offers an array of story times, art activities and other developmentally appropriate programs. With more special events than calendar days, the youth services department is always buzzing!


What's New?​

The MISS HUMBLEBEES ACADEMY DATABASE WILL ONLY BE ACCESSABLE UNTIL JULY 1, 2019. Stay tuned for exciting new database options for Preschoolers! 

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Juvenile and Young Adult Materials are Now FINE FREE!*

Starting November 1, 2018, most juvenile and young adult materials will stop accruing fines.
This includes picture books, easy readers, juvenile books and audiobooks, young adult books and audiobooks, children’s music CDs, educational DVDs, and busy bags.

*Items that will still accrue late fees:

Video Games
Summer Reading books
American Girl Dolls
Night Sky Explorer Kits
Dungeons and Dragons Kit
Little Bits Kit
English-Spanish Learning Kit

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are all items fine free?

No, only children’s and young adult materials are fine free with the exception of video games, summer reading books and items from the non-traditional collection.

I checked out books on October 31st. Are those books fine free?

No, anything checked out before November 1st (even if the due date is after November 1st) will still accrue late fees.

Will all my past fines be wiped from my account?

No, past late fees will remain, but this is a great time to pay them off and take advantage of checking out fine free children’s and young adult materials going forward.

 So, if there are no late fees, that means I never have to return my books, right?

No, you will still have a due date for your materials, and can renew your items twice if no one put a hold on them. Items that are not returned will be assumed lost after 30 days and you will be charged for those materials. Once those materials are returned, the charges will be removed from your account.

If you don’t charge late fees, how will children learn to be responsible library users?

In our experience, charging late fees does NOT cause a child to be more responsible, but instead instills negative feelings about the library. This may cause some parents to stop letting their children use the library altogether. It is often not the child’s fault that the book is overdue, and we are understanding of the time constraints many families face in bringing their children in on time to return or renew books. We encourage parents and caregivers to teach children that a public library is a community resource, shared by everyone. If someone doesn’t return a book that they borrowed, no other child can read it. Children should be asked if it is fair to others who are waiting for that book if they keep it overdue. Children can still be taught responsibility by being respectful of the items they borrowed, and by returning them in good condition, on time. 

VOX Books

VOX Books are now available at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Each VOX book comes with an attached speaker and headphone jack to allow readers to listen to a complete narration of that title. They are very easy to use with simple Play, Stop, Rewind and Fast Forward buttons. Click here to learn more about VOX and visit the Children's Department to check out a VOX today.