All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, October 12, for staff training.

The Library's Early Literacy Program

For Babies

Colors All Around

Talk & Read Explore lots of words with your child.


Colors All Around

Describing everything we see is one way to make sure our children hear lots of words.  Whenever you go for a walk or explore something new, make sure you talk about how it looks and feels, including the colors.  You'll be discovering new things and learning words at the same time!


The Grand Old Duke of York

Oh, the grand old Duke of York
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hill, (Hold baby up)
And he marched them down again. (Hold baby downwards).
And when they were up they were up. (hold up)
And when they were down they were down. (hold down)
And when they were only half way up (hold baby midway)
They were neither up nor down! (Move up and down).
Oh, he marched them to the left. (put baby on your left leg)
He marched them to the right. (move baby to your right leg)
He even marched them upside down! (tip upside down)
Oh, wasn't that a sight!


Click the book jackets to find these books and more at the Library.

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
  • White on Black
  • Red Green Blue: A First Book of Colors


The next storytimes for Babies are:

Saturday, October 10

  • 11:15 a.m., Library Center

Tuesday, October 13

  • 10:00 a.m., Willard Branch
  • 10:00 a.m., Library Station

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