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