Children’s Library

Welcome Back

Beginning September 15th, the Children’s Library will be open to the public from 10am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. Please note the following health & safety procedures:

  • Face masks are required
  • Maintain six feet of distance between your family and other families
  • Capacity is reduced, so please check in at the elevator before going up to the Library
  • Patrons are limited to 30 minutes per visit
  • Books and films are available
  • Toys, games, and iPads are not available

The Children’s Library will continue to offer curbside service. Patrons may submit requests for any circulating books or movies over the telephone by calling (561) 655-2776, on Mondays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Patrons can click here to browse our available titles. Limits on requests are 15 per family. Pickup times are 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays of the same week requests are made. Please note some items listed as available may become unavailable before your order is filled.

Once a request is made, library staff will call patrons to confirm their request, and reserve a pick-up times for Tuesday or Thursday between 10 a.m. and noon.

When arriving for pickup, patrons are asked to “drive-through” the Rovensky staff parking lot, attached to the building which houses the Children’s library. Once arrived, call our Children’s Library to let them know you are here and a staff member will place your bag in the trunk. Please remain in your vehicle. Staff will not accept returns through curbside pickup. Please place all returns in our book drop.

The Children’s Library offers a variety of programs throughout the year, including Preschool Story Time, Family Story Time and special events. Programs for children in grades Kindergarten and higher are offered during the season, November through April, on select weekdays. Children are invited to borrow books, use iPads, play games, build with blocks, use other learning manipulatives, and enjoy special event programs at no charge. The Mary Alice Fortin Children’s Art Gallery features exhibitions of special interest to young people throughout the year.

Upon visiting the Children’s Library, you will have an opportunity to fill out a library card free of charge. This card allows you to check out materials from the Children’s Library and your information can be added to the Children’s Library mailing list for future newsletter mailings.

Children of all ages, newborn through 17, must always be chaperoned by an adult while in the Children’s Library. Likewise, all adults must be accompanied by a child.

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Hours
Open Monday – Friday
10am – 3pm

Curbside Pickup Available
Tuesday and Thursday
10am – 12pm
By appointment only

Rovensky Building – 2nd Floor
100 Four Arts Plaza
Palm Beach, FL 33480
(561) 655-2776

Join the fun at Storytime

Story time at the library is a wonderful way to capture the imagination and introduce your child to a love of reading. The Children’s Library offers free story time programs, specially designed for the age of your child(ren.) Preschool Story Time is for children 4 years of age and younger. Family Story Time is for children 8 years and younger. All Children’s Library story times are thematic with stories, shared songs, and arts and crafts projects addressing the program’s educational theme.

School-Age and Teen Programs

The Children’s Library offers classes on cooking, floral design and more on select weekdays for school-age children in Kindergarten and up.

Together with the King Library, we offer teen programs on robotics, 3-D printing, writing and more for teens ages 12-18.

Space is limited and reservations must be made in advance. Specifics details can be found on the individual event page.

Community Outreach and Field Trip Opportunities

As part of our commitment to community outreach, the Four Arts Children’s Library is pleased to offer curriculum-based story times for your school group or organization. These free story times include themed arts & crafts and other group activities customized for any grade level. Degreed librarians facilitate all story time and field trip programming.

The minimum number of students required for group reservations is 18. The Four Arts offers additional transportation funding for The School District of Palm Beach County.

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Art Exhibition in the Mary Alice Fortin Children’s Art Gallery

Illustrating Words: The Wondrous Fantasy World of Robert L. Forbes, poet, and Ronald Searle, artist

Located within the Four Arts Library, this exhibition features the inventive and whimsical words of Robert L. Forbes and Ronald Searle’s joyful watercolor illustrations. The exhibition is open to visitors at no charge. In addition, a free program for groups, hosted by Robert L. Forbes, can be customized for any grade level and includes poetry reading, gallery viewing, and thematic arts and crafts.

Educational Note: This exhibit has been approved by The School District of Palm Beach County for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Standards: English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Visual Arts.

 

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Do we have what you’re looking for? Visitors are invited to search our collection online where you’ll be able to check availability, view due-dates and more.

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