The Children's Outreach Department provides services and materials to children who
would be unlikely to utilize traditional library facilities and services. The department
provides story time programs and materials for children in preschool settings and
varied literature based programs and activities that encourage literacy for children
in school and institutional settings.
Children’s Outreach also operates two youth mini libraries in Forsyth County for
school age children. These libraries provide access to library materials that address
homework needs, reading enjoyment and computer access. The libraries also provide
programming that stimulate learning and encourage literacy.
The Department also operates the Smart Start bookmobile. The bookmobile visits select
daycare and homecare centers in Forsyth county providing access to books and specially
prepared story time kits to assist in sharing books with children. The bookmobile
also visits select neighborhoods in Winston-Salem, providing books, materials as
well as programs.
The Children’s Outreach staff also provides special programs to preschool, school
and agencies that work with children birth to eighteen. These programs can include
story time and storytelling sessions as well as activities that support literature
and encourage literacy. Please call the department for more details.
The Children's Outreach department also provides “Effective Story time Training”
for preschool educators. A workshop that addresses how educators can present story
times sessions to the children they serve. The training is recognized by the state
as continuing education for preschool educators and is conducted yearly. Contact
the Children’s Outreach department for details. 703-2950