Kids & Families


Regular Programs for Kids & Families

The Dougherty County Public Library hosts many events for toddlers and children. Check the calendar to learn about upcoming events. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact our Children’s Department by calling: (229) 420-3208.


The Dougherty County Public Library hosts many events  for infants and toddlers and their parents or caregivers. We incorporate research-based theories of learning, music, puppets, picture books, nursery rhymes, play, and language. We strive to help develop and strengthen early literacy skills in a fun and nurturing environment. You can check our calendar to learn about any upcoming events.


We’ve compiled over a dozen award lists of fun and educational books for children of all ages to enjoy! From The Caldecott Medal to The Newbery Medal, there are hundreds of books at your disposal hand-picked for you by the book experts worldwide.

Georgia Book Awards

The Georgia Children’s Book Award was established in 1968 by Sheldon Root, professor in the Department of Language Education in the College of Education at the University of Georgia. The purpose of the award is to foster a love of reading in the children of Georgia and to introduce them to books of literary excellence. The annual award is given in two categories: picture books and middle grade books. The selection process involves teachers, school library media specialists, public librarians, and tens of thousands of youth from across the state. Following this site is a fun and easy way to try new books!

Check it out and discover new books for all age groups.


Access an extensive catalog of e-books, audiobooks, and videos that can be downloaded and enjoyed on your home computer, e-reader, tablet, smartphone, or mp3 player.


For help with homework, and access to other useful online resources, visit our Homework & Students Resource page.



Stop into your local Dougherty County Public Library branch, and try this fun learning website with young children! It’s only available inside one of our five library branches.

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Accelerated Reader

Students and parents can search for books using criteria such as book level or a measure of interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject and more.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten.

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eReads Kids

Build confidence, reading skills, and have fun, with eRead Kids.  This free collection of of ebooks and audio books is for kids in pre k through 4th grade.  Its a mix of fiction and nonfiction titles that can be downloaded onto computers, tables, and smartphones.

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Live Homework Help is available for Kindergarten – 12th grade, college introduction level students, and adult learners seven days a week. Also, there is Proof Point where you can get a document reviewed by a live English Tutor. This program connects you to a real live tutor.

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