Youth Services

Youth Services serves children from birth through grade 12. Children under 8 should enjoy the library with a caregiver at all times. Children 8 and older may be alone in the library. Click here to subscribe to our email notifications.

Early Childhood 

Our storytimes use the Every Child Ready to Read initiative, developed by the Association for Library Service to Children. Early literacy starts at birth: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Parents are their child's best teacher. 

1000 Books before Kindergarten:  

  • Create a love of reading 
  • Ages birth through pre-kindergarten
  • Fremont Public Library cardholders only

Early Readers

Our Early Reader collection is divided into five levels that are color coded to make it easy for you and your child to find books that she can read and enjoy.
  • Pre-1 = Reading Readiness (reading to be shared) 
  • 1 = Begin to Read (reading with help)
  • 2 = I Can Read (reading with less help)
  • 3 = I Can Read (reading alone with a little help) 
  • 4 = I Am Reading (reading alone, early chapter books)

Five Finger Rule:

  • Have your child read a page
  • Put up one finger for every word that she does not know
  • 0 fingers - the book is too easy
  • 2-3 fingers - the book is "just right"
  • 5 fingers - book is too hard

Transitional Readers

When Early Readers are too easy, but full-sized Juvenile novels are too hard, transitional books are the answer. Transitional fiction typically has:

  • A main character between the age of 8-10 and a length of 60-110 pages
  • One main plotline with subjects suitable for 7 to 10-year-old readers
  • Language and vocabulary accessible to children reading at a 2nd-3rd grade level
  • Lexile levels in the range of 350-750
  • Larger text, more white space and illustrations to support the text

Keep Kids Reading

100 Books before High School

  • For independent readers
  • Grades K-8
  • After every 20 books, choose one free book
  • Fremont Public Library cardholders only

Book of the Month:

  • Books for Grades 3-4 and Grades 5-8 
  • Read and collect 4 Book of the Month bookmarks
  • Turn in 4 bookmarks, choose one free book

Pin Pals

  • Choose your favorite genre: Adventure, Biography, Fantasy, Folk Tales, Graphic Novels, Historical, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Nonfiction, Poetery, Realistic & Science Fiction
  • Grades 3-8
  • Read 5 books in the same genre 
  • Choose a free pin and a free book

2020 Award Nominees

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