Websites

  • Pennsylvania's Power Library NEW!
    Pennsylvania's Electronic Library provides a wealth of resources for adults and children. Be sure to visit the Power Kids page!
  • Center on the Developing Child Harvard University NEW!
    Explore the video clips and other resources under the Science tab for a wealth of information on brain development and early learning. Prepare to be empowered!
  • Emily Arrow NEW!
    The website of the popular kid-lit singer-songwriter, Emily Arrow. Watch the featured "They All Saw a Cat" video on her homepage and click on the Music tab to explore other books set to music.
  • Jbrary NEW!
    Dana and Lindsey, two children's librarians, invite you to "tune in" for storytime success! Jbrary is an online library of storytime resources. Their YouTube playlists organized by theme will help you find songs, fingerplays, and more for your storytimes.
  • Project VIEWS2 NEW!
    VIEWS2 stands for Valuable Intiatives in Early Learning that Work Successfully, the first research study that validates the undestanding that storytimes can provide many opportunities to help children develop early literacy skills. Explore their Resource section for tools and tip sheets you can use in your storytimes!
  • Supercharged Storytimes - Web Junction NEW!
    An initiative to introduce librarians to research-based methods for engaging young children in storytime using the strategies and techniques established through Project VIEWS2. Be sure to check out the Supercharged Library section for many helpful resources!
  • Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library
    Video clips for all of their English-language PowerPoint slideshows are available here, along with other resources.
  • Strive for Five 
    This site, sponsored by the Too Small to Fail initiative, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the National Head Start Organization, and the National Association for Family Child Care, provides bilingual (English/Spanish) tools and resources for promoting early learning.
  • Storytime Underground
    This site is dedicated to helping librarians with all of their programming needs. Their motto, "Literacy is not a luxury," says it all. Check out their "Ask a Storytime Ninja" feature when you need help with a particular issue.
  • Best Books for Babies NEW!
    A joint project of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the Fred Rogers Company & the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (paeyc); check out their annotated list of 2016 picks! 
  • Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL)
    They provide an easy to follow overview of ECRR and the five practices linked to the six skills. Also, explore their CLEL Bell Awards for great books to support talking, singing, reading, writing and playing.
  • StoryBlocks
    An ALA Great Website, this CLEL sponsored site contains video clips of songs and rhymes for building readers.
  • Play-Grow-Read
    This site, sponsored by Kent District Library (KDL), provides a wealth of activities, booklists and general information to share with parents and caregivers of young children.
  • GetSet4K
    This site, sponsored by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, provides a month-by-month guide to developing school readiness.
  • Wonderopolis
    This site makes learning fun for all ages.
  • Saroj Ghoting and EarlyLit.net
    This is the website of Saroj Ghoting, early childhood literacy consultant and national trainer. Visit the site for a plethora of resources related to early literacy and libraries!
  • Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen and Mother Goose on the Loose
    This site is home to Mother Goose on the Loose, an innovative program created by Dr. Diamant-Cohen. Visit the site for many valuable resources!
  • 6 by 6 Kansas State Library
    6 by 6 is a parent-friendly early literacy program modeled after ECRR. They have many programming resources for storytime planning, including a bank of video clips modeling storytime best practices.
  • Temple Infant and Child Lab 
    The Temple Infant and Child Lab website contains a parents page, reports of their studies, and useful links on child development.
  • Vroom
    Vroom is a parent-friendly site that provides information and activities related to brain development and learning in early childhood.
  • PNC Grow Up Great
    This website contains theme-based interactive preschool lessons. A good resource to recommend to early childhood caregivers and educators, as well as a programming resource for storytime.