Youth Collections

Early Childhood

  • Board Books: Best for babies and toddlers, these books have hard covers and pages that resist tearing and bending. Find this collection in the toddler corner of the Youth Services area.
  • Picture Books: Great for reading aloud to your child, these are books where the pictures are just as important to the story as the words. Find this collection near the Youth Services Desk.
  • Easy Readers: For children learning to be independent readers. This collection includes phonics and rebus books as well as storybooks. Find this collection in the Youth Services area between the Juvenile Magazines and DVDs.
  • Parenting/Home school: Find parenting books as well as home school friendly curriculum and workbooks. Find this collection near the Youth computers.
  • Sunshine State Readers: Required reading at most schools, this collection changes annually with the release of each year’s new Sunshine State Reader list. We offer the listed books for all grades levels. Request your copies early, these books are in high demand! Find this collection in the Youth Services area next to the Juvenile Magazines.
  • Foreign Language: This collection includes Spanish, Vietnamese, and American Sign Language books and DVDs for all ages. Find this collection just past the Circulation Desk.

Juvenile

  • Juvenile Fiction: For independent readers. These books are mostly targeted toward elementary school age children. Find this collection just past the Circulation Desk.
  • Juvenile Non-Fiction: Find factual research books, hobby books, poetry, comics, and more in non-fiction. These books are mostly targeted toward elementary school age children. Find this collection just past the Circulation Desk and behind the Juvenile Fiction.
  • Juvenile Biographies: An excellent resource for biographical research. Find this collection near the Juvenile Non-Fiction.
  • Juvenile Audio/Visual Materials: These materials include DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks. Find this collection near the Youth computers.
  • Juvenile Magazines: Browse the latest issues of kids’ magazines while at the library and feel free to check out back issues for browsing at home. Find this collection near the Youth computers.

Young Adult

  • Young Adult Fiction: These books are typically targeted toward middle and high schoolers. Find this collection housed in the Teen Room.
  • Young Adult Non-Fiction: Find factual research books, hobby books, poetry and more targeted towards middle and high schoolers. Find this collection inter-filed with Adult Non-Fiction.
  • Graphic Novels: This collection contains comics for both a teen and adult audience. Find this collection just outside the Teen Room.
  • Young Adult Audiobooks: Targeted toward middle and high schoolers. Find this collection inter-filed with the Adult Audiobooks.

Searching For Materials

As a member library of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative (PPLC), the Barbara S Ponce Public Library contributes to a shared catalog that includes holdings from all member libraries. 

To search for materials, visit the Library Catalog. You can see what is currently in stock on our shelves, and you can also place requests for titles that are checked out or on-order.

Digital Content

We also offer digital content. You can enjoy free e-books, digital magazines, and streaming video through our website. Check out our database page to explore these options. Most of these options are also provided through the collaborative efforts and resource sharing of PPLC member libraries.