Information for children in English and Spanish and available in audio. Other sections of their website have information for parent(s).
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.
A surprisingly entertaining, at times humorous, basic explanation of COVID-19 and needed precautions for elementary age children and young teens.
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!
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 those who make it to at least five libraries, they are invited to an end of summer party in Rose Tree Park, and for those who make it to all 28 of our libraries, there is a special prize waiting for you!
Little Puddins Blog has a nice "Coronavirus Social Story."
Each spring, Longwood Gardens hosts their Community Read program in libraries across Southeastern Pennsylvania. 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!
Basic information for youth in a graphic format that can be read in the Blog or downloaded and folded into a zine.
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.
Can't browse for books and need a few recommendations? Fill out this brief survey and a team of real Delco librarians will compile reading suggestions just for you! Look over our recommendations and then call your local library to place holds for curbside pickup.
Here you will find poetry resources for home and classroom, including information about the Young Poets Competition that runs February through May.
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!
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.
Delaware County Libraries are partnering this summer with Bethlehem Steel FC, the Philadelphia Union’s minor league soccer club, for a Reading Challenge that will run from June 1-the end of their season.
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.
SummerQuest is a summer learning program that encourages children, teens, and adults to learn, grow, and have fun over the summer by completing a variety of different activities.
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 and a link to virtual events.
This year, our wildlife education programming will include presentations from The Center for Aquatic Sciences, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Elmwood Park Zoo and Eyes of the Wild. The wildlife education programs available at libraries across Delaware County are made possible by a generous grant from The Community’s Foundation. Click here for the complete schedule and to register. Also check out these videos: Aquatic ABC's and Tidepool Toddlers.