Yolo County Library

For Parents & Caregivers

Early learning

  • Storytimes at your local branch. Storytime is a fun way to get children excited about reading and is also a way for parents to learn more about activities that will help their child(ren) be ready to read as they enter school. Yolo County Library staff deliver storytimes that are intentional, inclusive, and based on the latest child development research, which includes modeling interactive reading, facilitating parent-child interactions, and building pre-reading skills. Library staff take a whole-child approach to engaging families and building communities by using best practices in early literacy programming and education. Each program encourages families to sing, talk, read, write, and play together– five activities that are part of a nationally recognized parent education program known as Every Child Ready to Read. In addition to literacy, storytimes build resilience in our communities by increasing social connections and support, enhancing parenting and child development knowledge, and supporting the social and emotional competence of children through the use of the Strengthening Families framework.
  • Borrow a school readiness or story time kit to practice literacy skills at home.
  • Sensory backpacks provide an adaptive learning experience.
  • Each branch also has AWE Early Literacy Stations – special touch screen computers loaded with educational games for children and caregivers to play and explore together.

Homework help

Call your nearest branch for current days and times

For help finding a tutor for your child, please contact the main office of your child’s school.

Accelerated Reader/Lexile/Reading Counts

Different school districts use different reading level systems. Many titles will show the level of the book in the description within the catalog. You may also search for books at your child’s level by searching the reading level as a keyword. (ex. AR 4.5, Lexile 600, RC 6-8)

Great books to read together

Click on the book above to see reading recommendations for sharing books with the young ones in your life.