Children's Department


Meet our Children's Librarian, Andrew!

Andrew graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville in December 2009 with a Bachelors of Arts in English and a minor in Public Relations and Advertising. Due to his time at USI, southern Indiana is one of his favorite places to visit when not working. In 2011, Andrew received his Masters in Library and Information Science from IUPUI in 2011 and is a certified librarian by the Indiana State Library.

His favorite book genres are science fiction and fantasy, but he tends to read a bit of realistic fiction as well. Harry Potter is his favorite book series and he knows way too much about Batman. Some of his favorite authors include JK Rowling, Chris Van Allsburg, and Mo Willems.

Be sure to stop and say hello the next time you are in the Children’s Department.

Andrew's Current Favorite Book:
The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak


 Making the most of your family's visit to BGPL

  • Read softly to your child/children while in the children's area.
  • Help your child/children to select books, CDs, DVDs, or magazines. Leave any they decide not to check out on a table for library staff to put away.
  • Encourage your child to walk while in the library, for their safety and the safety of others.
  • Guide your child in proper use of library furniture, computers and other resources.
  • Ask if there is a designated area for food before sharing snacks with your child.
  • Take your child out of the library if they become upset and disruptive. Feel free to return once they have calmed down.
  • Do not be afraid to ask questions or for help with materials from our Children's Librarian or other Library Staff




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 Children's Links

The Best Children’s Books We are a team of teachers who love children's books and have created this site of the best children's books to help you quickly and easily find the ideal book for any topic and reading level. We don't include ALL the books on a given topic, just the award winning, highly rated books (the Team). 

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper Find tons of sites for helpful tips and reference. No matter what  you're looking for, Math, Science, Social Studies, English, etc.


Children's Storybooks Online An electronic library full of all kinds of great books for kids of all ages.
 Online Disney games and music videos.

Homework Help from
 Find tips for students and parents on homework techniques and skills for student of all ages.

Indiana Children’s Authors Online resource of Children’s Authors and Illustrators from Indiana for public use.Indiana Children's Authors

Indianapolis Zoo  Find out what's new and what's to do at the zoo!

Kids First! By Kids For Kids:  Find out what other kids are saying about CD's, DVD, Books, and other related items that parents have picked as kid friendly

National Wildlife Federation For Kids Visit here to learn about wild animals. Turn into a real junior wildlife expert! Also games, and Ranger Rick Magazine

The PBS Channel Activities, games, music, and all your favorite characters waiting at: