Early Years

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ALERT: PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS THROUGH APRIL 24, 2020
Due to current guidance from public health officials, Whatcom County Library System is closed and has suspended all programs, events, branch services, and outreach activities through April 24, 2020.

We are hard at work finding online resources for our Early Learners while the libraries are closed. We will be updating this page with new resources as they become available. 

ONLINE RESOURCES FOR EARLY LEARNERS

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Goodnight with Dolly
Sing with Our Kids
25 Live Nature Cams
Get Moving and Practice Mindfulness with GoNoodle
Scholastic Learn at Home offers day by day projects to keep kids and teens engaged
YMCA Home Fitness Class Videos for Free
Popular Actors Read to Your Kids at StoryLine Online
Cincinnati Zoo Showcases Animals on Facebook Live
Math Stories from TumbleBooks
Keep Your Kids Engaged with TumbleBooks

LIBRARY RESOURCES FOR EARLY LEARNERS

Books

Toddler girl with picture book

Take a look at some of the handy booklists we have built right into the library catalog.

Our whopping selection of books (board books, picture booksnonfiction booksbeginning reader books) means kids can fill their homes with the sort of literary variety to inspire a lifelong love of reading. Choosing just the right picture book is a critical decision (“Read it AGAIN!”) and we love helping you find the perfect books for you to read aloud (over and over and over).

Mother and child at Toddler Time

Programs

Programs for toddlers and preschoolers give families a place to come together to learn, play, and share in the joy of story. Read more about our variety of storytimes or check our calendar to find a storytime near you!

Girl with puppets

Play

For our youngest patrons, the library is a place of discovery. Early Learning Centers in every library provide opportunities for imaginative play, encouraging skills that lay the groundwork for later success in school.

Learn more about the WCLS response to COVID-19.
View our online calendar for up to information on future events.