Early Learning

Plano Public Library offers a variety of age appropriate storytimes and other early learning events that teach early literacy and reading readiness skills for children.

Online Learning

We have tons of eBooks, kids video streaming and more – free with your library card!

Kids eBooks and eAudiobooks on Overdrive

Kids Kanopy video streaming

Kids’ Crafts on the Hobbies & Crafts database

Reading recommendations on K-8 NoveList

Language learning beginning with preschoolers on Pronunciator

Communicating with your Baby or Toddler

One way to communicate with your little one is through sign language. Learn how to get started, access library resources and an ongoing series of baby sign language videos.

Another way to communicate is in multiple languages. Check our our Dual Language Learners page to read about the benefits of language learning at an early age, and library resources to help you along the way.

Early Literacy in Action

Check out our series of videos showcasing early literacy activities you can do at home to boost early learning skills.

Handouts with step-by-step instructions and reading recommendations included.

Early Literacy Tips

Learn a variety of tips to get your child ready to read. This is an ongoing video series.

DIY Literacy with Library Make

Want to learn about fun, easy literacy activities? Then it’s time for Library Make, a video tutorial series brought to you by Plano Public Library! To see Library Make activities and tutorials, check out all our posts tagged “Library Make” or see the full archive on our YouTube page.

Every Child Ready to Read

Learn how to incorporate reading, singing, playing, talking and writing into your child’s daily routines at home, on the go and at the library.

Family Place Library

Visit our website to read about our two Family Place Library designations, at Harrington and Schimelpfenig libraries. This designation means we provide a welcoming community environment with resources to help families nurture their children’s development and early learning during the critical first years of life.

Be sure to see our latest Engage brochure for workshop registration.

Reading Lists

Texas Library Association puts out two reading lists each year, 2×2 (recommended books for children age two to grade 2) and Texas Bluebonnet Award (grades 3 – 6). Your Plano Public Library has all books available either in print or digital.

Search the catalog for any interesting titles.

STEAM for Your Preschooler

STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, is a major focus area for your Plano Public Library, and the world of education as a whole. We have many resources available to you to begin or expand your STEAM journey.

See our STEAM Learning page for STEAM resources for older kids.

Storytime at the Library

Visit our website for descriptions of each of our almost-daily storytime sessions to find the perfect fit for your family. Storytime is offered year-round. *Note: during library closures, we are hosting virtual storytime on Facebook, weekdays at 11 a.m.

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