Children's Collections | Growing Readers | Summer at Your Library | Virtual Art Gallery | More Resources

The Children’s Department, on the lower level of the Abington Free Library, and the Roslyn Library have countless resources, services, and offerings for children and families. 

Our staff have developed comprehensive collections, services, and programs for children from birth through fifth grade. We respond to community needs through outreach and partnerships with local schools and organizations.  

We are a welcoming, inclusive place for families and children to play, learn, and connect with others.





Children’s Collections

Miss Jessica reading aloud

The Children’s Department and the Roslyn Library have a deep collection of books for children at any stage of reading. Offerings include board books for babies, fiction, non-fiction, easy readers, picture books, magazines, and graphic novels. Whatever your needs, we’ve got you and your young readers covered.

But books are just the beginning—we have Wonderbooks, Playaways, and Read-along book sets, along with DVDs and Blu-rays. We have audiobooks and eBooks available through Libby and hoopla and other Digital Collections geared towards children, families, and educators

At the Abington Free Library, we also offer themed Storytime kits with books, manipulatives, craft ideas, music, and more that are great for preschool teachers, homeschoolers, and caregivers. Our Math kits contain books, activities, and games that make learning new math concepts fun!  

At the Roslyn Library, you’ll find STEAM kits for children in pre-K through middle school that have manipulatives, games, and activities.  

Search the online catalog for our Storytime, Math and STEAM Kits so you can check one out today!


Growing Readers

Doggone Good Readers

Doggone Good Readers: Children grades 1-5 read to Therapy Dogs

We support language development and early literacy skills through whole-body sensory learning, exposure to the wider world through books, songs, stories, and images, and programs that highlight cultures from around the world.  


Join us for Music and Movement classes, Toddler Time, Storytimes for babies and preschoolers, Family Play Dates, activities for older children, and more at the Abington Free Library and the Roslyn Library. Find out more by checking our Events Calendar.

Play Center

The Play Center at the Abington Free Library is a relaxing space for caregivers and young children to create and explore. The center offers a variety of board books, puzzles, and building kits suitable for babies through the early primary grades. The Roslyn Library offers creative toys, crafts, and activities for families to enjoy.


Summer at Your Library

Children in preschool through entering fifth grade are invited to join our Summer Reading Club. Read at least 20 minutes per day and win free books and other prizes!

A reading buddy program that connects beginning readers with teen volunteers to help build confidence and skills and encourage reading over the summer.


Virtual Art Gallery!

Virtual Art Gallery

Art is alive and well at Abington Free Library! 

See amazing artwork   
created by children ages 4-11    
in our Virtual Art Workshops.


More for Children and Families

Access online book lists for all ages, curated by Abington Township Public Library librarians.

Access online book lists for all ages, curated by Abington Township Public Library librarians.

Check out the POWER Library webpage dedicated to serving kids. Kid-centered eResources, Chat with a Librarian, books, movies, and PA Photos and Documents are now presented in a single, kid-friendly interface.

Scholastic teacher-authors create and vet thousands of high‑quality, ready‑to-use resources to save you countless hours of searching for reliable content. 

Contact the Children's Department

Contact the Children's Department at 215-885-5180, ext. 128 or email us at