Storytime Anytime

Welcome to Storytime Anytime with your Delaware County District Library!

We know that you can’t always make it to storytime — maybe your child is ill, or perhaps DCDL is taking a short break from Storytime. Whatever the reason, we want to make sure that you and your child can enjoy the stories, songs, activities, and fun that are part of every Storytime. Watch, listen, and play anytime, anywhere!

More Storytime Fun!

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Kindergarten Readiness Series

We’re excited to introduce our new Kindergarten Readiness series. Our 26-week email series will introduce your preschooler to one letter of the alphabet each week in a video recorded by our early learning experts, the Children’s Librarians you know and love!

Each email will also introduce a core concept, such as a color, number, or shape, along with an important “soft” skill to help your child succeed in school — things like holding up your hand to ask a question, zipping your jacket, and opening your juice box on your own.

Sign up now to start your A to Z journey!

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Day by Day Ohio

The State Library of Ohio, in collaboration with Ohio Ready to Read, offers the Day By Day Ohio Family Literacy calendar to promote family literacy and family engagement across Ohio. The calendar has a monthly theme and unique daily entries that encompass books, songs, activities, and family health and wellness information. Families, caregivers, and educators can use Day by Day Ohio at home and in the library and classroom to further develop early literacy skills that help young children become prepared for and succeed in school.

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Hoopla for Kids

Explore amazing e-books, audiobooks, movies and other streaming media by browsing in Hoopla Kids Mode. Hoopla for Kids is a multi-format, digital media experience designed especially for kids and families. All content – books (audiobooks, e-books, comics), video (movies, TV shows) and music – has been selected and brought together in one place to give kids and families an environment where young minds can explore safely. Simply open Hoopla and then click “Kids” next to Hoopla’s search bar.

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Kanopy Kids

Kanopy is a video streaming service that partners with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more to provide access to thoughtful entertainment — all FREE with your Library card! Kanopy Kids is a collection of kid-friendly movies, television shows and animated stories. Find fun and educational selections including PBS Kids programs and full-episodes of Sesame Street. Little ones can enjoy stories with animated titles like Mo Willem’s Pigeon books and the Scaredy Squirrel series.

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Storytime at DCDL

Join us at your Library for in-person Storytimes! Kids will have fun learning while caregivers learn ways to help their children get ready to read. Storytime leaders demonstrate and share about early literacy while engaging participants with books, songs, movement, music, fingerplays, rhymes, and storytelling. We offer special storytimes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and the entire family.

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Ohio

All children younger than 5 years old are eligible to receive a brand new book each month with this great program! Simply enroll your child online, and in 6-8 weeks, they will receive their first book in the mail from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio. This monthly program is always free, and siblings are also eligible!

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Meet Percy!

Do you believe in unicorns? We do! Our magical mascot Percy appeared one day in our Imagination Garden, and he’s been our mascot and ambassador ever since! Visit Percy’s special web page to laugh at a new joke every week, play unicorn games, and sign up for his monthly newsletter.

We open doors to imagination, knowledge, connection, and discovery.