Free access to popular at-home learning tools.
The building blocks that can help your child achieve everything they have the potential to be don’t have to stay at the Library. Access at-home learning tools hand-selected by our youth librarians for learning opportunities at home.
Read Together Kits
- Bring storytime to your kids with books and stories that reflect who they are
- Find learning opportunities in everyday moments with your child
- Make learning an adventure with art-based activities and animated storybooks
These themed storytime kits feature diverse characters to allow children to see themselves in a story. Each kit contains six to eight books for reading aloud with toddlers and preschoolers, an info sheet containing tips and storytime songs and rhymes. Spanish-language books are included in each kit and Farsi is also available.
Create modeling moments for your child with this video service. Modeling moments are everyday actions where you can engage your child to boost learning — whether you’re baking brownies or taking a trip to the park. Check out this quick sample video and sign up to receive short two-minute videos via text or email. Register with your zip code.
Crocker Art Pack
Make learning an adventure with this pack of art-based activities designed to engage children in creative play at home and at the museum. Choose from one of four themed packs to explore colors, shapes, and patterns with hands-on, play-based activities. Developed in partnership with Crocker Art Museum and First 5 Sacramento.
This website follows a mantra that we hold dear — learn to read to read to learn. It uses animated classic storybooks to introduce early learners to the delights of reading and pairs fiction with nonfiction to bridge the gap between learning to read and reading to learn. Added bonus: It supports Common Core.
Reading is one of the greatest ways to form a stronger bond with your child, but every now and then you need a day off. Call in to hear children’s stories read in English and Spanish. A new story is available every week. Call anytime — 916-441-1234 or 866-241-7490. Escucha un cuento en español para niños. Cuento nuevo cada semana. Llame 916-264-2987 o 866-241-7491.
Are there similar options for learning on the go?
Yes. We have passes that give you access to 50 different museums, zoos and other cultural destinations in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. We also host regular story walks where you and your child can “walk” some of your favorite stories. Keep an eye on our program calendar for the next story walk, typically held in the spring and summer.
I’m not able to access one of the at-home kits and apps. What do I do?
Give us a call at (916) 264-2920 or send us a message. We will help you through the process or seek out any bugs and make sure they’re fixed.