What’s Happening in the Children’s Wing:

Upcoming Youth Events

Call 570-823-0156 ext. 217 for any information on Children’s Department events!

About the Ken L. Pollock Children's Wing


The Ken L. Pollock Children’s Wing, officially dedicated on October 3, 1982, reflects the continuing warm relationship between the citizens of our community and the Osterhout Free Library. The devotion of the community to the library was tangibly expressed through hundreds of pledges and gifts in a Capital Funds Campaign. All of these gifts, from the smallest to the most benevolent of Mr. Ken L. Pollock, expressed a commitment to this institution.

The Capital Campaign “Creating Room for Our Children” raised over $700,000. Mrs. Andrew J. Sordoni, III, general chairperson; Bernard F. Burgunder, honorary chairperson, and many other volunteers conducted the campaign from November 1980 to May 1981. Community Counselling Services Co. Inc was the professional fundraising counsel. Funds were designated for the air-conditioning of the existing building as well as for the construction of the Children’s Wing of 3288 square feet, with a book capacity of 39,400 volumes.

One of the most interesting aspects of the construction was the transfer of the leaded windows from the stack wing to the new Children’s Wing. The stack wing was constructed in 1908. Miss Myra Poland, the second Librarian of the Osterhout, developed the plan for the stained glass windows used in the stack. They contain designs pertaining to books, education, printing, and binding. Incidentally, the Osterhout Library was one of the first libraries in the country to open a dedicated Children’s Room, in 1904.
Architect: Eyerman-Csala-Hapeman, Architectural and Structural Design

-Text adapted from the Dedication Day Program

Websites to Help with Homework

Great Websites for Kids http://gws.ala.org/  Websites for  children from birth to age 14 compiled from the American Library Association.

Energy Quest http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/

Exploratorium  http://www.exploratorium.edu/

National Geographic Kids http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

NASA http://www.nasa.gov/

NASA  Grades K-4  http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/index.html

NASA Grades 5-8  http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/index.html

National Wildlife Federation  http://www.nwf.org/

Weather Channel https://weather.com/

Discovery Kids http://discoverykids.com/

National Women’s History Project  http://www.nwhp.org/

A Plus Math http://aplusmath.com/

New York Times Learning Network http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/

Dallas Symphony Kids http://www.dsokids.com/

New York Philharmonic for Kids http://www.nyphilkids.org/games/main.phtml

Websites for Fun & Games

Great Websites for Kids http://gws.ala.org/ Websites for  children from birth to age 14 compiled by the American Library Association

PBS KIDS http://pbskids.org/

Sports Illustrated for Kids http://www.sikids.com/

Holidays on the Net http://www.holidays.net/

Giggle Poetry http://www.gigglepoetry.com/