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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

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Track your progress and earn stickers and prizes!

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.

Kits

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Sensory, STEM and Play Kits

Movement for Little Ones

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Get your wiggles out with movement and yoga!

Nursery Rhymes

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Sing Nursery Rhymes with Pat!

Race Relations

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

Online Books, Movies, & Music

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

#ownvoices Asian and Asian American Authors

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Here are a few recent books by Asian American authors with Asian American characters.

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#ownvoices Picture Books by African American Authors

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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.

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#ownvoices Picture books by African American Authors: NEW!

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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.

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#ownvoices Picture books 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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#ownvoices Picture books by Muslim Authors

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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 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.

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#ownvoices Southeast Asian Authors

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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.

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#ownvoices West Asian authors

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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.

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Childhood Resilience

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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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Explore these topics through beautiful picture books. These books are a great way to begin a conversation or to add to an already existing conversation. You’ll find suggestions for age ranges between 3 and 9.

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Grief & Loss

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Loss of a loved one is a big moment in a child’s life. These books can help you talk about death, loss, and grieving with a child ages 3-9. This is a big collection with many different angles and concepts.

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Losing a Pet

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For many children, the loss of a pet is an introduction to death and loss of a loved one. These books are a great entry point into more conversation or simply using the time for connection.

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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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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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