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Early Childhood

Readers become leaders at Temple Public Library, and there is no better time to start your storybook journey than as a newborn, infant, and toddler. See our information below on Story Times and resources for setting up your little one with a bright future.

Story Times
Baby Bookworms
Tuesdays | 11AM | 1st Floor
June 11, 18, 25 & July 2, 9, 16
Stories, rhymes, songs, exercises, and parachute play for children birth to 12 months.

Toddler Story Time
Wed | 10:15AM | 3rd Floor
June 12, 26
July 3, 10, 17
Stories, music, movement, rhymes, and fingerplays for toddlers 12 to 36 months.

Preschool Story Time
Wed | 11:15AM | 3rd Floor
June 12, 26
July 3, 10, 17

Saturdays | 10:30AM | 1st Floor
June 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3 & 10

Stories, music, movement, rhymes, finger plays, and crafts for children 3 to 5 years.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Prepare your little one for a lifetime of reading with our early literacy initiative! Sign up at the Youth Reference Desk!
Ages 0-5.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Meetup
June 13, 20, 27 & July 11, 18 | 10AM | 3rd floor McLane Room
Prepare your little one for a lifetime of reading success while celebrating milestones along the way! Join us to collect rewards, meet other families, and play. For ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Can't make it to the meetup? Collect milestone prizes on Saturdays and Sundays at the Youth Reference Desk.

  • ABC Mouse
    Learn how to read with ABCmouse, the award-winning reading app for kids ages 2 - 8. Inspire you child to love learning and build confidence in reading, math, and more! ABC Mouse is free when on the Library's computers or using the Library's Wi-Fi. ABC Mouse is only accessible while in the Library on our computers or your own device connected to our WI-FI. 
  • Storyline Online
    The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. 
  • Storyvoice
    Storyvoice is the world’s first interactive, live read-aloud show where authors and illustrators read, draw, and connect live with a global listening audience.
  • Tumble Books
    TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books with over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite!
  • Unite for Literacy
    Unite for Literacy provides free digital access to picture books, narrated in many languages.

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