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Children (Ages 0-5)

Children and Caregivers

Start developing essential language skills through storytimes, specially selected books, and early literacy activities for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

 

Featured Services

Storytimes

Join us for storytimes. We create our programs with both learning and fun in mind.

Early Literacy

Prepare your child for kindergarten by building a strong foundation for learning.

Book Picks

It’s never too early to start reading together. Check out our book lists and picks for little ones.

Book Bundles

Do you need books for your young one but aren’t sure what to choose? Request a Book Bundle. We’ll select materials for you.

Children’s News

Early Learning and Library Storytimes

Early Learning and Library Storytimes

How does a storytime led by a children's librarian bolster early learning and development standards? Children interact with librarians who become familiar adults outside their families, aiding in their social and emotional development. Movement songs and repetitive...

Explore nature this summer!

Explore nature this summer!

Early childhood educators, researchers, youth librarians, parents, and caregivers can all attest to the benefits of being immersed in nature. Young children's brains develop rapidly and the more experiences they have that involve all their senses, the better. Time...

New “Road to Decode” Readers

New “Road to Decode” Readers

The library's phonics collection now includes a large number of decodable books to support new and striving readers. Included are Half Pint Kid Readers, Dog on a Log Books, Whole Phonics Readers, and additional Bob Book titles. These books can be found in the Early...

Follow the Words

Follow the Words

When children learn that words on a page have a message, their curiosity is piqued and their brains work to decode the meaning. This is an essential early literacy skill - print awareness. Write down the words to their favorite nursery rhyme and sing it with your...

Pick a Song, Any Song

Pick a Song, Any Song

Use this idea the next time you need to fill your day with music! Together with your child, choose your favorite songs to sing. Write the names of the songs on index cards or squares of paper and place them in a box. When your child needs an activity to do, draw out...

Five-Finger Rule

Five-Finger Rule

Help your child find books that are just right with the Five-Finger Rule. Have your child read one page of a book. Ask your child to raise a finger for every word that's too hard for them to read. If your child raises more than five fingers, the book may be too...