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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 a variety of storytime at home. New storytimes are posted every weekday. 

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

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

ReadyRosie
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

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.​

Los proyectos de Aprendizaje Temprano kits y los Leemos Juntos kits en español y Ingles fueron apoyado en su totalidad o en parte por el Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas de EE. UU. según las provisiones del acta de Servicios y Tecnología de Bibliotecas, administrada en California por el Bibliotecario del Estado.

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 six to eight 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 que sea fácil de encontrar libros ilustrados y escritos en español que son geniales para compartir con niños pequeños. Estos kits temáticos de cuentos contienen seis a ocho (6-8) libros para leer en voz alta con niños pequeños y niños de edad preescolar. Los kits también incluyen una hoja de consejos que contiene ideas para apoyar la alfabetización temprana, y una lista de canciones y rimas. Para demostraciones sobre cómo cantar estas rimas, puedes ir al canal de la biblioteca en Youtube.

Read Together Kits
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.  

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.

Dial-A-Story
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) 241-7490 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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