Early Years

Youth Services Logo - Begin at the Library


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 a groundwork for later success in school.

Girl with puppets


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!

Mother and child at Toddler Time


And, of course, 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).

Toddler girl with picture book

Stop by any branch to talk to us about what you’re looking for. Ask about the books we share in storytime. Take a look at some of the handy booklists we have built right into the library catalog.

We’ve got what you’re looking for, and we can’t wait to talk to you about it!

Toddler and Preschool Events at WCLS