Give your infant, toddler, or preschooler a jump start on reading by participating in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
Right now, and for as long as schools are closed, Audible is offering instant streaming of a collection of stories to kids everywhere. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It's that easy.
Ready for a new challenge? We have a reading challenge for you, no matter your age or the time of year! Track your progress on Beanstack and complete fun activities. Register for our current challenge today! Link opens in a new tab or window.
Videos and animated books about Animals and Nature, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too! See a full list here.
A resource for teachers, parents, and caregivers with suggested reading lists and an online game to introduce caregivers and their preschool children to engaging online resources to strengthen early literacy, math, and science skills.
All kids going into Grades 1-6 are welcome to join our Pen Pal Program! After filling out a short questionnaire, you will get matched with a Pen Pal who lives in another town in Delaware County. Write letter between you and your Pen Pal and drop them off and pick them up at your local library!
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These resources are primarily for preschool children, and focus on skills children need in order to be ready to learn to read and write.
Delaware County Libraries invites parents and caregivers to bring their young children to infant and toddler storytimes in local libraries.
Each summer, Delaware County Libraries host Journey Across Delco- a challenge to children and their families to travel around the county and check out the activities that each library has to offer! For 2021, our Journey will look a little differently, stay tuned for details!
Community Read is a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation. Read with us and engage in an event to learn more! Those who attend events at libraries in Delaware County get free tickets to Longwood Gardens!
Be a Judge! This year, Delaware County Libraries will be awarding a Mock Ezra Jack Keats Award. Find out all about it here. We need your vote!
Includes fiction authors, titles and themes for students in grades K-8, with "read alike" suggestions. Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles.
Though the Delaware County Libraries are closed, the staff are making sure children and families are getting their storytime fix! Click here for virtual storytimes, online read-alounds, a link to ASL stories, as well as a link to the libraries' virtual events.
Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child is a valuable program that highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers and the significance of reading early and often to children, as well as engaging them in conversation and other activities around books.
Looking for few recommendations for your next great read? Fill out this brief survey and a team of real Delco librarians will compile reading suggestions just for you! Link opens in a new tab/window.
Here you will find poetry resources for home and classroom, including information about the Young Poets Competition that runs February through May.
Participating in the DCIU's Reading Olympics Competition through your school? We have the books you need!
GSK Science in the Summer™ is a free science education program that helps elementary school children “grow into science.” Through classes held in public libraries and other community-based organizations, the program gets kids excited about learning science with hands-on experiments.
Located in the field behind the amphitheater stage, StoryWalk is a children's story book that is spread out page by page across 19 reading stations along an approximately .25 mile trail that promotes health and literacy in children.
This year’s Summer Quest theme is Tails and Tales! Libraries across Delaware County are offering fun programs and activities related to animal tales and education, so check our library calendar!
Animation, sound, music, and narration are added to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book for children to read, or to read to children. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)