CHIP is short for the Children's Health Insurance Program – Pennsylvania's program to provide health insurance to uninsured children and teens who are not eligible for or enrolled in Medical Assistance.
If you want to find out if you qualify for Pennsylvania health and human services, apply for new benefits, finish your application or check your status, you're in the right place. By using COMPASS you can apply at any time during the day or night from home, a library or any location with Internet access.
NCFL exists to create a culture of family engagement across the educational spectrum
Information for children in English and Spanish and available in audio. Other sections of their website have information for parent(s).
Give your infant, toddler, or preschooler a jump start on reading by participating in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.
Free, at-home access to Age of Learning online programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ while your child’s school is closed. These research-based educational programs include thousands of digital learning activities. Click to read the Parent Letter, get the access code and get started.
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.
Check out our theme kits, big books, puppets and more! Download the booking form here. Complete and take the form to your local library.
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!
Day by day craft ideas, math and science activities, book suggestions, and more, that help promote early literacy.
Every Child Ready to Read encourages parents and caregivers to become involved in preparing their children to learn to read. Check out our Early Literacy Calendar for engaging activities based on the 5 practices.
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!
Digital reading resources to keep students engaged during this new-normal of school closures and social distancing. Separate collections for Elementary, Middle School and High school students, from any device.
Each year students across Pennsylvania participate in choosing the Keystone to Reading Book Award winners
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.
The Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award is sponsored by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. The purpose of the award is to promote the reading of quality books by young people in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to promote teacher and librarian involvement in children's and young adult literature, and to honor authors whose works have been recognized by the students of Pennsylvania.
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.