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.
OTHER SERVICES FOR PARENTS OF LITTLE ONES
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Track your progress and earn stickers and prizes!
Apps for Kids Ages 0-5
Songs and activities for pre-walkers
Counting and Color Songs
Sing felt board songs with Jodi and Kurt!
Hand-Picked for You!
Let library staff pick out some great new titles for you.
Sensory, STEM and Play Kits
Movement for Little Ones
Get your wiggles out with movement and yoga!
Sing Nursery Rhymes with Pat!
Book lists, movies, and activities for all ages to increase understanding about race.
Sing storytime songs with YDL staff
Read, Learn, Explore
Online Books, Movies, & Music
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.
Animals and social studies come to life in this easy-to-navigate and visual learning tool for youngsters pre-K and up.
Great books for kids ages 2-9 by African American authors. This collection ranges from being published a while ago to only several years ago. With a range of styles and topics, you’re sure to find something that you love.Go to List
Great books written by African American authors and published within the last 2 years. Some authors you may have heard of before, others may be brand new to the scene! The collection has many age ranges inside.Go to List
Thanks to the tireless work of Arab literature blogs and library blogs, we can offer you this list of picture books written by Muslim authors. This collection features Muslim children and their families. We hope these books will provide a deeper understanding of the Muslim American and global Muslim experience.Go to List
South Asia is made up of countries including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Iran, and the Maldives. This collection of books celebrates authors from this beautiful region that is also known for being the home of the Himalayan Mountains.Go to List
Enjoy this collection of books written by Southeast Asian authors. This region includes countries of impressive diversity in culture, religion, and history: Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.Go to List
Enjoy this great collection of books written by authors from Western Asia. This region includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. You’ll find beautiful picture books that touch a range of topics as well as books for older children written with a West Asian voice.Go to List
Celebrating neurodiversity recognizes and brings awareness to brain diversity. Down syndrome, Autism, ADHD, Emotional Dysregulation, Anxiety, Learning Challenges and others disorders can be included in this discussion. This collection of books introduce kids to this dialogue. Reading about neurodiversity develops empathy, acceptance and can create a safe space for children to ask questions.Go to List