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Our Favorite Storytime Books

Here in the children's department, we love storytime! And we love storytime books even more!


Kids Books


Featured Kids List

Black Voices in Middle Grade Lit

Celebrate Black History Month by picking up one of these newer middle grade books by Black authors.

Recommended Reading

2023 Award-Winning Books for Kids

The ALA Youth Media Awards were announced Monday, Jan 30, 2023. Descriptions and list of winners can be found here:

PJ Storytime

Are you looking for something fun to do with your kiddo in the evening? Are you a working parent who can't usually make it to storytime?

Brrr! It's "Frozen"!

What do the words “Let it go!” bring to mind? A certain song, perhaps? A place where you might feel like building a snowman?


Event Resources


Movies, Music & Media

Media Releases


Kids Resources

Read Comics on Your Computer, Tablet, Phone, or iPodComics on Your Computer or Device

Check out thousands of digital comic, including mainstream and indie comic books, graphic novels and manga
Check out thousands of digital comic, including mainstream and indie comic books, graphic novels and manga

Audio-Enabled Books

Early Literacy

This Month's Early Literacy Calendar - English
This Month's Early Literacy Calendar - Español

Virtual Storytime Video

Virtual Storytime Video - Read Aloud


Talking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills. Children learn about language by listening to parents talk and joining in the conversation.


Singing develops language skills. Slows down language so children can hear the different sounds in words. Helps children learn new words and information.


Reading together develops vocabulary and comprehension, nurtures a love for reading, and motivates children to want to learn to read.


Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. They learn about language through playing as the activities help them put thoughts into words and talk about what they are doing.


Children become aware that printed letters stand for spoken words as they see print used in their daily lives.

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