NCFL exists to create a culture of family engagement across the educational spectrum

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!

Day by day craft ideas, math and science activities, book suggestions, and more, that help promote early literacy.

These resources are primarily for preschool children, and focus on skills children need in order to be ready to learn to read and write.  

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!

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 use our catalog or call your local library to place holds for curbside pickup. 

The Picture Perfect STEM and Picture Perfect Science Lessons were developed by Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry to help those working with elementary students integrate science and reading in a kid-friendly way. Use this brochure to see what is available in print or electronic format and to learn about the kits that are available to be booked by your local librarian.

Children's Books in ASL

Storyline Online is a program of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. designed to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for elementary English-language learners.

This year’s Summer Quest theme is Tails and Tales! Libraries across Delaware County will be offering fun programs and activities related to animal tales and education, so check our library calendar as summer gets closer. Beginning on June 1, all Delco Libraries will offer a Tales and Tails on-line reading challenge.  Pre-registration will begin May 17th.

More than 400 original picture books, one fourth of them written in Spanish. The digital books provide audio narrations in more than 40 languages, spoken by native speakers in warm, expressive voices.

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.

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Wildlife Education at Delaware County Libraries

The wildlife education programs available at libraries across Delaware County are made possible by a generous grant from The Community’s Foundation. Look for new programs in 2021 that support our Summer Quest theme: Tales and Tails. In the meantime, check out these videos for little ones from the Center for Aquatic Studies made possible by the 2020 grant: Aquatic ABC's and Tidepool Toddlers.