Choose from: Backyard Pets, Patriotic, People Movers, Garden, Rain, Farm, Food, Friends, Pets, Wild Animals, Family, Health, School, Fairytales, Construction, Seasons, Music, Senses, Community Helpers, ABCs and 123s, Dinosaurs, Colors and Shapes.
Pre-assembled story time kits for parents, caregivers, teachers or anyone who works with young children. Themed kits include picture books, puppets and DVDs. Please ask a library staff member for assistance in requesting a kit.
The Community Child Care Coordinating Council of Alameda County provides services to families, children and child care professionals. Child care Resource and Referral service is available in Castro Valley, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and Union City.
Alameda Kids seamlessly integrates early childhood information, answers to common questions, and access to resources in Alameda County. The site is available in English and Spanish and is mobile phone accessible.
Bookshare’s goal is to make the world of print accessible to people with disabilities through an online library of digital books. The free service operates under an exception to U.S. copyright law which allows copyrighted digital books to be made available to people with qualifying disabilities. In addition, many publishers and authors have volunteered to provide Bookshare with access to their works.
Bookshare Members download books, textbooks and newspapers in a compressed, encrypted file. They then read the material using adaptive technology, typically software that reads the book aloud (text-to-speech) and/or displays the text of the book on a computer screen, or Braille access devices, such as refreshable Braille displays.
The Web's largest index-directory of information about parenting, pregnancy, child development, health, education, learning activities and the wide range of issues related to children seven years and under.
To ward off the learning loss that many children experience over the summer, Start with a Book offers parents, caregivers, summer program staff and librarians lots of engaging ideas for getting kids hooked on reading, exploring and learning all summer long — and beyond.