StoryTimes and La hora bilingüe
Join our expert StoryTime providers and other families live on Zoom for songs, music, movement, books, and activities for the whole family. StoryTime works best when parents and caregivers participate together, so children must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Register by clicking the events below to receive the Zoom link and to get weekly email reminders. Be aware that each individual StoryTime has a unique Zoom link. When you're signing in for StoryTime, make sure you are clicking on the Zoom link for the correct date/time!
Schedule may be subject to change, check ahead before attending a StoryTime program.
Practices and Activities
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Parents and caregivers can do a number of things to support a young child’s early literacy skills. Research has shown that these five simple practices can prepare a child to be school ready: reading, singing, talking, writing, and playing.
Welcome to Picture Book City
Picture Book City is the reclassification of the picture book collection into genres to facilitate browsing for children and their adults.
After a successful one-year pilot of the project at Centralia Timberland Library, the project was expanded districtwide to all libraries.
Over 13,000 unique titles were moved into 14 genres.
Look for the signs at your library or browse by genre online.
Visit our YouTube channel to watch videos in English and Spanish for all ages.
Available for FREE with your library card.
VOX Books are the world’s first audio books that live in print books. The permanently attached VOX Reader transforms an ordinary print book into an all-in-one read-along. No need for computers, tablets, or CDs—children simply push a button to listen and read. Watch a video demonstration provided by Library Ideas.
Kanopy for Kids
Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. Kanopy Kids has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that range across Movies, TV Series, Animated Storybooks, Live Action, and Animated favorites. Learn more.
ABCmouse offers a comprehensive online curriculum for children ages 2–8+, with over 10,000 interactive learning activities to improve reading and language arts, math, beginning science, social studies, art and music. ABCmouse Home Access now available!
Take & Make Activity Bags
Enjoy a craft, with supplies and directions, to complete at home. Variety of ages and available at select locations, while supplies last.
Projects vary by location, be sure to ask when you pick up your library materials!
TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of over 1,100 e-books for grades K-6, including animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, non fiction books and videos, curated playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. To see a list of how-to videos click here.
For a more interactive experience, check out our New Adobe Creative Cloud Express Web page!
A few staff favorites for sharing with the baby in your life.