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Early Learning

The County Library loves learning and we offer oodles of programs for little learners and their caring adults. In addition to these programs and tools, we’ve got loads of books, movies, music and super-smart librarians at our County Library locations, as well as eAudiobooks and eBooks for kids.

1000 Books Before Kindergarter

Reading 1000 books before kindergarten is the best way to help your child be ready for school success! Participate in this fun program with a 0-5 profile in our online tracker or pick up a journal at your local library branch.

Books 4 baby

Babies love books and it’s never too early to read with little ones. Our Books for Baby program provides families who have newborns a book, tote, and early learning information. Available at hospitals and birth centers in Salt Lake County.

Ready 4 Kindergarten

Ready 4 Kindergarten is an engaging way for families of preschoolers to develop the skills needed for school success.

Storytime to Go

Storytime to Go backpacks contain activities, toys, books, and songs designed for families to share learning with little ones. The backpacks come in a variety of topics, and are available for check out at your local branch.

Zoom into Storytime

Interactive stories, rhymes, finger plays, music, movement, and more for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caring adult. Offered on Zoom.

Hora de cuentos en Español

Cuentos interactivos, rimas, juegos con los dedos, música, movimiento y mucho más para bebés, niños pequeños, niños en edad preescolar y sus adultos cuidadores. Se ofrece en Zoom.

Early Learning Fun

From Storytime to Stem Jr. programs, all our library branches offer programs and events designed for early learners.

Vroom at the County Library

Free, fun, and easy brain building tips and activities for little ones—ideal for those 6 and under.

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Launchpads

Pre-loaded tablets, available for check out, with fun learning apps and games for kids. Available at your local branch.

Funds for this project were provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act and were administered by the Utah State Library Division.

 

Miss Humblebee's Academy

Is your little one ready for kindergarten? Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an award-winning, online curriculum for children aged 3–6 to get ready for school by strengthening core subject areas in math, science, social studies, language, literacy, art and music.

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Tumblebooks & TumbleMath

Tumblebooks is an online collection of educator-approved books for pre-readers, early and elementary readers. It features animated storybooks, read alongs, eBooks, and National Geographic videos.

TumbleMath is a comprehensive collection of math picture books with fun animation and narration for ages K-6. Many of the books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as quizzes for children and lesson plans for teachers.

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Early World of Learning

Help your little ones to read, count, explore colors, recognize shapes, and tell time. Early World of Learning is the premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. These rich resources designed for learning at home are developed with experts on early childhood education and guided by evidence-based practices of reading instruction.

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For additional information on early learning, including videos and fun activities designed especially for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, check out the Utah State Library’s Utah Kids Ready to Read site.

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