The Children's Department strives to provide an environment that will stimulate curiosity, reading, learning, and critical thinking in children of all ages. It is our goal to provide appropriate materials and programming for children to learn from the time they are infants through the time they are reading and learning on their own.
The Riverhead Free Library is part of the Family Place Libraries™ network offering an array of enjoyable and essential free programs and services for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, parents and caregivers.The Children’s Department ‘s Family Place area allows children and their families to read, learn, grow, and explore in an area that is safe and fun. This space is designed specifically for children and parents and feature age appropriate materials including board books, picture books, toys, puzzles, blocks, and a drawing station, all of which allow your child to explore. All of these opportunities are great ways to build your child’s early literacy skills.