Parents and Teachers

  • Storytime
    Storytimes are library programs for young children and their caregivers that use books, songs, rhymes and fingerplays to create literacy experience.
  • Books and Reading
    Looking for the perfect book? From timeless classics to this year's award winners, our children's specialists have prepared lists of recommended books for you and your children.
  • Early Literacy
    Raise a reader! Prepare your children for success in school and a lifetime of reading by practicing the preliteracy skills at the library and at home.
  • Blog
    Read our Free Library Blog for the latest news, events, app and book reviews and more for kids!

Great Resources about Young Children

Local Resources

Early Learning and Literacy

  • Colorín Colorado
    En español y en inglés: Colorín Colorado es un servicio gratuito, basado en Internet, que ofrece información, actividades y asesoría a educadores y familias de estudiantes del idioma inglés como segundo idioma. This bilingual site is also available in English for parents and educators of English language learners.
  • Fred Rogers Center Early Learning Environment
    Learn new songs and interactive activities in both English and Spanish from this collection of videos, e-books, games, and songs. You can also connect to other parents and educators on the discussion board.
  • Reading Rockets
    Reading Rockets offers information and resources on how young kids learn how to read and how caring adults can help.
  • Start With a Book
    Ideas for parents to help get children excited about reading.
  • StoryBlocks
    Videos of rhymes and songs for babies and toddlers, available in English, Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, and Vietnamese.
  • US Department of Education Reading Resources
    Resources and articles for parents in English and Spanish about children and reading.

Health and Child Development

  • Healthy Children
    Child development and health information from American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Zero to Three
    Click Parents to get lots of great information and handouts about general parenting topics and development stages.

Media Reviews

  • The Children's Book Review
    Reviews of books for children sorted by age and topic.
  • Common Sense Media
    Common Sense Media provides in-depth reviews of movies, apps, videos games, and other media. Materials are rated for quality and age appropriateness.
  • Great Websites for Kids
    Comprehensive list of the best websites for both kids and parents, chosen by librarians.
  • Kideos
    Pre-screened, age-appropriate online videos for kids.
Connect with Early Literacy