Laurel Children’s Services

The Children’s Department of the Laurel-Jones County Library offers a variety of materials to encourage reading and literacy in children of all ages. The Easy book section features board books and picture books for children from birth to third grade. The Juvenile Fiction book section features chapter books for children in grades two to six. The Young Adult book section features books for children in grades 7 and up. The library also carries children’s audiobooks and videos.

The Children’s Department features puzzles, toys and two Early Learning Stations for children to use. The Early Learning Stations are touch screen computers featuring a variety of educational games in English and Spanish. The computers were funded under the federal Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Mississippi Library Commission for the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Children’s Department offers two weekly programs for preschool children.

  • The Totally Tots program features themed stories followed by a related craft. This program is held every Tuesday at 10 am.
  • The Preschool Prep program focuses on letters of the alphabet, counting and other skills. This program includes songs, activities and crafts. Preschool Prep is held every Thursday at 10 am.

The Friends of the Jones County Public Libraries offer quarterly, family friendly activity. These activities are held in April, July, October and December. These activities can be found on the calendar of events for Laurel.

Summer Reading 2013 TThe theme for this year will be Reading is a Party! Programs will be held on Tuesdays at 1 pm in Laurel. Each week will feature a themed party with activities, crafts and snacks. Children are encouraged to dress to match the theme. Children will earn prizes for time spent reading.

To find currently scheduled events, please visit the Calendar of Events page on the website. A printed calendar of events is available in the library. For more information regarding the programs, please call (601) 428-4313 ext 106.