Welcome to the Children's Department

Here at Little Dixie Regional Libraries we offer an abundance of fun and engaging library materials for children to use. Below is a list of some of the great things we have to offer:

Family Story Time

Stories, songs, dancing, and more! The Moberly branch offers story times twice every week, all year long. Join us Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am or Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm in Moberly.

Children birth through 5 with an adult. Older siblings welcome!

children's programs

Keep up to date on all of our Children’s events happening at all LDRL branches on our Facebook Events page.


Call or click to listen to a selection of ten stories read by our librarians and community partners. Listen any time and anywhere for free. No library card required.

Call to listen at 660-353-6699

Click the arrow to listen online!

1000 books before

Give your child the foundation to become a lifelong reader!

This is a self-paced, ongoing program for all children from birth until the beginning of Kindergarten living in Randolph and Monroe Counties. Keep count and log each book you read together. Participants will earn a prize for every 100 books they read that can be picked up at any of our LDRL branches. 

Track your reading in our online reading log through the Beanstack app (for iOs and Android) or on physical reading logs available at your local library branch. 

reading to rover

Unleash your child’s reading confidence at Reading to Rover. 

Bring your children to the Moberly Library on third Monday every month to read with a certified therapy dog under the diligent supervision of their handler. Reading to a dog is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and improve their reading confidence.

Ideal for grades K through 5th. 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

lego club

While the adults craft and chat, the kids create and build!

On the second Tuesdays every month, our wide selection of Legos and other building toys will be available for free play in the Moberly Library Children’s Area. This free monthly event generally starts at 6:00 pm.

Lego Club coincides with the Adult Craft & Chat for our patrons’ convenience. Attendance to the Adult Craft & Chat is NOT required for caretakers of children attending Lego Club.

Kids 5+. Children under 5 require adult supervision.

Children's Department Collection

Fiction Picture Books

Our fiction picture book section is comprised of many well known authors, ranging anywhere from the amazing Eric Carle, to talented Patricia Polacco. This collection is arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the author. Every book is sure to have engaging illustrations, themes, and storylines that leave youngsters wanting to read more! These books have a 4 week check- out limit.

● Nonfiction Picture Books

Our non-fiction picture book section is filled with several intriguing, educational books that provide children with factual information based upon a variety of themes. Some of the themes covered in this collection range from books about religion, fairy tales, health and wellness, history, animals, and much more! Every child is sure to learn something new and exciting about the world around them by reading a nonfiction book!

Building Block and Show Me Reader Award Nominees

Every year we hold a small collection of books that have received either a Building Block Award, or a Show Me Reader Award. Books with these awards are most commonly read in schools during the current school year and are most likely books that your child will be encouraged to read by their school teacher. These books do not stay on our shelves for long as

Holiday Themed Books ( Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah,  The 4th of July, and Valentine’s Day!)

Our holiday book collection follows themes based upon every traditional holiday.This collection focuses on the joyous ambiance of the ever-so fast-approaching holiday seasons, and is sure to provide your child with hours of hours of educational entertainment! Our Board book collection is available for those children who are either just beginning to read, or who are not able to read  yet. These books are full of colorful tales and where the illustrations catch the attention of a developing infant and a allow a young reader to associate basic words

● Easy Readers ( Grade Level 1-5)

Our easy reader collection is great for those children who are just beginning to read, and or already have some reading skills developed, but may need to work on practicing those skills. These books are available in a variety of different formats, such as chapter book style, simple one-line sentence style or one word sentence style! Your new reader is sure to develop their reading skills while navigating the pages of an easy reader!

Our Children's Book Resources

World Book Kids is the premier general reference Web site developed especially for young students. The site features simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, video, comparison tools, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.
World Book Kids features:
• A variety of simple search and browse navigation options
• Thousands of easy-to-read articles with embedded multimedia
• Engaging images, illustrations, and videos
• A tool for exploring and comparing animals
• An Important People feature to help students search and browse through several thousand biographies
• A collection of age-appropriate science fair projects
• Atlas, interactive maps, and outline maps and flags

• A tool for exploring and comparing places
• Over 200 educational games and activities
• Teacher resources

Can be accessed from home.

Explora Elementary an appealing new EBSCOhost® interface for K12 schools
and public libraries. EBSCO designed Explora following a series of user
research studies with the goal of better assisting students in
completing research and classroom assignments and providing a more
intuitive search experience for public library patrons. Can be accessed from home.

Note: Your password is LD followed by your Library number.