Youth Services at the Welty Library

You're never too old,
Too Wacky, too wild,
To pick up a book
And read with a child.
In Churches and Chambers,
Let's gather around.
Let's pick up a book,
Let's pass it around.

In celebration of Dr. Seuss's 100th birthday

New Books

The Child's World of Sports Series--Inside the NFL

The Alley Cat's Meow / Kathi Appelt ; illustrated by Jon Goodell

My Chair / written by Betsy James ; illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! / words and pictures by Mo Willems

Tree Girl / Ben Mikaelsen

Keeper of the Night / Kimberly Willis Holt

Web Sites for Children


Event Time/Date
Summer Reading Program Begins first Monday in June each year.
Black History Month
Children's Book Week

2010: May 10-16
2011: May 2-8
2012: May 7-13

Pre-School StoryTime Wednesdays
10:30 AM

Check It OUT!!!

The Eudora Welty Children's Library houses an outstanding collection of books for children, an ideal setting for reading, and educational events for kids. This section is dedicated to providing information on upcoming children's activities, suggested reading lists and more.


Come turn a page with us.

Ruth Davis :
Youth Services Supervisor
Phone: (601) 968-5820

About Our Children's Collection
The library has thousands of wonderful books that can take children all over the world. All they need is a library card.

It has been statistically proven that children who begin reading at an early age have a higher personal success rate. Exposing children to printed words and their meaning will prepare them for school, ensure their success as a student and instill a lifelong love of books and learning.

The juvenile area of the library contains thousands of books for parents to read to children from birth; picture books and easy readers for preschool and elementary school students. The reference and nonfiction collection contains up-to-date volumes for homework and research projects. The collection also includes the “classic” literature by writers such as Shakespeare, Chaucer, Hemingway and many others. The juvenile fiction and young adult books are a collection of old favorites and recent publications by children’s book writers. The Coretta Scott King Award books are available and all Newberry and Caldecott Medal winners are a part of the collection.

Reading List Books

The library maintains a well-stocked collection of reading list books for the Jackson Public School District based on the partnership between the library system and the school district. These books are checked out as Reserve, Non-Renewable for two weeks to allow them to circulate to more students. Books on other reading lists are available as a normal part of the collection. For information about reading list books, call 601-968-5800 or 968-5820.



About Author Eudora Welty

Mississippi Writers Room

Information Resource Center

Interlibrary Loan Program

Hinds County Law Library

Youth Services

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