Early Childhood Resources


Your kids are special to us.

We want them to learn to love stories that will stretch their imaginations and  to build the pre-reading skills they’ll need for success in school and life. Let us show you the best books, share reading tips, and fill your library visits with  free events including stories, music, and play.

Songs & rhymes from our storytimes

Songs & Rhymes from Our Storytimes

Parents love the songs and rhymes from storytimes. Can’t get to the library? To learn those same songs and rhymes at home, watch our videos.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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From birth to kindergarten, read 1,000 books with your child!

Join in this year-round reading game for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Sign up at the library.

For more ways to help kids get ready to read,  check out our  book recommendations for little ones, read-aloud tips, and more!

Questions? Ask us.

Children’s Services
217/403-2030
librarian@champaign.org