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Little Ones

Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play Every Day!

Children begin learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their first few years of life. They thrive when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development. Through play spaces, books, storytimes, and other programs, the library has resources to support you in your role as your child’s first and best teacher! Visit our Kids and Families page older kids’ programs and services.

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OTHER SERVICES FOR PARENTS OF LITTLE ONES

Action Songs and Finger Play Fun

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Sing storytime action songs with Ulana!

Apps for Kids Ages 0-5

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Recommended Apps

Counting and Color Songs

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Sing felt board songs with Jodi and Kurt!

Hand-Picked for You!

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Let library staff pick out some great new titles for you.

Nursery Rhymes

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Sing storytime action songs with Ulana!

Race Relations

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Book lists, movies, and activities for all ages to increase understanding about race.

Online Books, Movies, & Music

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Access interactive eBooks for kids on different subjects, genres, and reading levels.  Login is “continue” and the password is “reading.”

Early World of Learning
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An interactive educational experience for young learners age 3 and up. With stories, songs, games, and videos, kids will practice concepts such as letters, numbers, shapes, and more.

hoopla
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Download movies, television shows, music, comic books, eBooks, and eAudiobooks to your laptop or mobile device.

iPhone App Android App Kindle App

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Animals and social studies come to life in this easy-to-navigate and visual learning tool for youngsters pre-K and up.

TumbleBook
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Kids will love these animated, talking books! Watch your favorite children’s books come alive with narration, music, and interactive elements.

Book Lists

Childhood Resilience

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Find books that tie in with YDL’s newest exhibit, The Power of Children, in this list. These are stories of children who faced adversity unflinchingly.

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Favorite Storytime Read Alouds: Babies

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Pick a favorite for a read aloud, then add songs and rhymes for storytime at home.

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Favorite Storytime Read Alouds: Preschoolers

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Choose from our preschooler read aloud list and add a song for a storytime at home.

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Favorite Storytime Read Alouds: Toddlers

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Build a storytime at home using books from our favorites list, songs and finger plays.

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Gender, Identity, & Sexuality Books for Little Ones

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Find books for your little ones on any of these topics.

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Grief & Loss

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Books that can help you talk about death, loss, and grieving with a child ages 3-8.

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Indigenous Reads by Indigenous Authors

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Find great books by Native American/First Nation authors for your little one here.

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Multicultural Books for Kids Ages 0-7

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Discover stories that feature characters of different races and religions.

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Muslim Books for Little Ones

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Thanks to the tireless work of Arab literature blogs and library blogs, we can offer you this list of picture books featuring Muslim children and their families. We hope these books will provide a deeper understanding of the Muslim American and global Muslim experience.

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New Siblings

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Are you expecting a new baby? Concerned about how your child(ren) will react? Check out these books to get ready for the new addition to your family.

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Picture Books by African American Authors

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Great recently published books for kids ages 2-8 by African American authors.

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Starting School

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Is your little one starting kindergarten in the fall? Use these books to talk about what it will be like and what your child can expect.

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Toilet Training

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Is your little one getting ready to use the potty? These books will help you succeed!

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Transitioning into a Big Kid Bed

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Is it time to move your little one from the crib to a big kid bed? Here are some great books to address any fears or concerns.

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