Visits have been extended to 2 hours at many of our locations! See our Library Restart page for details.

Storytime at Home

Join a storytime wherever and whenever for songs, stories, and inspiring thoughts.

Storytime at Home

Join a storytime wherever and whenever for songs, stories, and inspiring thoughts.

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Our Favorite Kids Books

Our staff's booklists are packed with great titles your kids will love.

New Kids Books to Check Out

Great Read Alongs

Read Alongs

Parents and Educators

Tips for Young Minds

Five fun early literacy tips for your baby

When it comes to early childhood literacy, we have good news, it’s never too early or too late – you and your baby can start right now!

Pop-Up Preschool brings early childhood education options

The Library’s Pop-Up Preschool brings new early childhood education options to Deer Park

Streaming Books and Resources

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All Ohio families with children under 5 can get a free book each month with the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library.

Talk

Talking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills. Children learn about language by listening to parents talk and joining in the conversation.

Sing

Singing develops language skills. Slows down language so children can hear the different sounds in words. Helps children learn new words and information.

Read

Reading together develops vocabulary and comprehension, nurtures a love for reading, and motivates children to want to learn to read.

Play

Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. They learn about language through playing as the activities help them put thoughts into words and talk about what they are doing.

Write

Children become aware that printed letters stand for spoken words as they see print used in their daily lives.

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