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All Library branches and Library Express West are closed to the public through April 24. Drive-up window service will not be available.

Book drops are locked. You will not be fined for overdue items.

More information about Library closure and services.

The Library's Early Literacy Program

ABC Games

Looking for a way to liven up ABC games for your preschooler? Let your devices recharge and look to your closets for supplies!  Read More

About Racing to Read

Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they learn how to read and write. Reading, talking, singing and playing with children from birth make learning to read easier!

Bring your child to a library branch near you to discover all the Library has to offer, including storytimes, play-and-learn centers, creative, knowledgeable staff and, of course, books. For more information, email racingtoread@thelibrary.org.


When children play they learn!

5 Roads to Reading

  • Love Books Have fun reading books you and your child enjoy.
  • Sing and Rhyme Play with sounds, songs and rhymes.
  • Tell Stories Create stories, play make-believe and let your child be the storyteller.
  • Talk and Read Explore lots of words with your child.
  • Play with Letters Find print everywhere. Play with words and letters.