Recommended for You
If your child is in grade K-4, check out the reading challenges available. Outreach librarians visit classrooms with information on each of these programs.
Accelerated Reading Lists
We love reading for pleasure, but let us help you find a book and forget that you’re doing it for points!
Call us at (586) 226-5006 to listen to a story read by a CMPL librarian. Story Phone is available 24-hours-a-day.
From the tween years to tackling subjects like online safety, some topics are easier to tackle than others. Take a look at our book suggestions for parent from babies to children getting ready for college.
Great Resources for Homework
CMPL offers online homework resources for all ages. Visit the Advanced Research page for a full list of databases.
Virtual Library Card
Get information about the Virtual Library Card. We're working with local schools to ensure that all students in our service area have access to online resources and material.
Battle of the Books
5th graders who are interested may form their own team of 3-5 students, then read a selection of excellent books from a variety of genres. Register a team and get more information here.
STEM to Go
Expand your child's mind with STEM kits available at the Main Library. Visit the link below to find the kits in our catalog.
Library Book Discussions
Online book club
Join a 5-minute book club whereby you are emailed the start of a popular book to sample it.
Early Literacy Resource Pages
Events for Children
Join us for a event! Take a look at the calendar of events suitable for children at CMPL:
Are you a teacher in our service area? The Virtual Library Card initiative and CMPL can help you with assignments, homework help and more. Visit the CMPL Teacher Portal for more information.
Great Parents, Great Starts
For parents who seek more enrichment for their children -- this local resource is for you! The Michigan Great Start program connects parents to resources throughout the state. Check out this website for events specifically in Macomb County, tips on local schools, and mind-body development guides.
Browsing with CMPL
Want to "browse" CMPL without entering the library? Check out our newest service Browsing with CMPL Tell us what you like to read or watch and we'll pick out mystery materials for you. We'll put them on hold and you can pick them up.