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Early learning library services you can access online or check out to bring home

Early Learning resources online: watch virtual storytimes and access ebooks, videos and early learning activities online

Virtual Storytimes
Enjoy storytimes at home via YouTube.

Watch animated videos of picture books or read the book together online.

Search in Hoopla Kids Mode to find video, music, audiobooks and ebooks for young audiences.

Looking for fun indoor activities and games to play? Watch these quick, two-minute videos that offer ways to boost learning through everyday activities. No library card is needed.

Early Learning resources to check out: use curbside services to bring home these engaging kits to support your young child's learning

Read Together with Your Baby Kits
Find new and diverse board books to share with a young child. There are nine different kits and each one contains four board books and a tip sheet and are available in English and Spanish.

Leemos Juntos con Su Bebé
Encuentre libros de cartón nuevos y diversos para compartir con sus hijo/as pequeño/as. Hay nueve kits diferentes y cada uno contiene cuatro libros de cartón y una hoja de consejos que está disponible en inglés y español.

Early Learning Kits
Try out a high-quality early learning toy with a companion book for lots of opportunities to play and learn. There are 15 different Early Learning Kits, each with a different toy, and each kit includes an early learning tip sheet in English and Spanish full of extended activities and early learning information. 

Este kit de aprendizaje temprano les da la oportunidad a familias de explorar con un juguete divertido y educativo e incluye un libro con más oportunidades de jugar y aprender. Cada uno de los 15 kits tiene un juguete diferente y una hoja de consejos sobre la alfabetización temprano en inglés y español con más actividades.

Leemos Juntos Kits
Designed to make it easy to find Spanish language picture books that are great to share with young children, these themed storytime kits contain books for reading aloud with toddlers and preschoolers. The kits also include a tip sheet containing early learning ideas and storytime songs and rhymes that are demonstrated on the library’s YouTube channel.

Diseñados para facilitar la búsqueda de libros ilustrados en español que son geniales para compartir con los niños pequeños, estos equipos para la hora del cuento contienen libros para leer en voz alta con niños pequeños y preescolares. Los equipos también incluyen una hoja de consejos que contiene ideas de aprendizaje temprano, canciones y rimas para la hora del cuento que se muestran en el canal de YouTube de la Biblioteca.

Read Together Kits
These themed storytime kits feature diverse characters to allow children to see themselves in a story. Each kit contains books for reading aloud with toddlers and preschoolers, an info sheet containing tips and storytime songs and rhymes. Storytime songs and rhymes are demonstrated on the Library’s YouTube channel.

Early Learning, Leemos Juntos and Read Together Kits were supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.​

Listen to children’s stories read in English and Spanish from your phone. A new story is available every Tuesday. Call anytime, (916) 441-1234 for English or (866) 241-7491 for Spanish.

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Have Questions?
We have been reading the same books for months! How can we get help finding some new books to check out?

Try out our new personal shopper service. Just fill out the form and tell us how soon you want the books and our library staff will hand select new titles for you to check out. 

Is there another way to watch your online storytimes?

We have lots of storytime posted on the library's YouTube channel with a new storytime added each week.

Are there any library programs going on right now?

Get ready to sign up for Fall Reading program and earn a free book prize for reading together. Then, join us for weekly virtual programs, including storytimes with your favorite librarians.

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