Kids and Families

Little kids. Big kids. Crafty kids and clever kids. Ravenous readers, reluctant readers, and can't-wait-to-read-ers. There's a place for every kid at the library!

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Visit Golisano Children's Museum of Naples

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Charlotte County Library cardholders can now receive FREE admission to the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples! Library Access Passes are available through the generosity of the museum's Access for All initative.

How it works

  • Visit any library branch to check out an available CMON Library Access Pass.
  • Each pass admits your party of up to four guests, which must include at least 1 child and 1 adult. Additional guests will pay general admission pricing ($20 / person).
  • Present the pass at the museum entrance within 7 days of the date stamped at checkout.
  • Each library branch is permitted to distribute three passes each week on a first-come, first-served basis. They cannot be placed on hold.
  • The pass does not need to be returned to the library after use.

Upcoming Events

Early Literacy

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Story Time

Stories, rhymes, and alphabet activities build a strong foundation for future literacy.

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Preschool Prep

Kids ages 3-4 practice listening and group interaction in this academic program.

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Literacy at Home

This simple guide helps parents and caregivers develop their child's pre-reading skills.

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Browse Books for Kids

Sunshine State Young Readers Award 2023-2024

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Build Reading Confidence

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Cards for Kids

With their very own library cards, Charlotte County kids are empowered to choose their own books and take ownership of their reading.

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Dog Tales

Young readers can put their skills into practice by reading aloud to a furry friend. Our therapy dogs are judgment-free listeners.

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Parent Resources

Want to help your child learn to read (or read better)? Find inspiration, phonics kits, and reading resources for parents in our catalog.

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Kids' Digital Media

Try these apps in Kids' Mode

Build literacy around the web

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Tech skills matter

Kids can use iPads at the library. Our devices are pre-loaded with educational games and lots of fun content.

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