Children's Services

Featured Events
2023 Summer Reading Club - Click for calendar event and more info

Print the full Summer Reading Club Event Calendar:

Story Times coming in September 2021

Parent Reading Tips - click for more info
Book Buddies Program 2023 - Click here to register

Summer Book Buddies Program

This is an all-volunteer program where teen volunteers from the community will read with a buddy (child) for 45 minutes and do enrichment for the last 45 minutes. This program is open to children ages 3 - 11. Buddies will meet every Tuesday morning (June 13 - July 18, 2022) from 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

How do I sign up?

Parents or caregivers, use this form to register a child (aged 3 - 11) to be read to by a teen volunteer.

Application link:

Lunches @ the Library

The DeSoto Public Library is proud to partner with City Square, PepsiCo, and the Texas Department of Agriculture to offer FREE lunches and snacks to kids 0-18 at the DeSoto Public Library during the 2023 Mayor’s Summer Reading Club.

Get all the details here:

Free lunches at the Library -- click here for details

Award-Winning Book Lists

Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children's books, recordings, and videos.

TLA Texas Bluebonnet Award Winners
A unique program that encourages reading for pleasure by selecting 20 books of high literary quality and interest.

Newberry Medal Award Winners
The Newbery Medal honors the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Caldecott Medal Award Winners
The Caldecott Medal honors the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Award Winners
The Coretta Scott King Book Award honors African American authors and illustrators for outstanding inspirational and educational contribution.