Alamance County Public Libraries is proud to offer a wide variety of programming for all ages. 

Preschool and Family Storytimes

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten with you kids!
  • Register Online Here – Parents you can create an account first to easily monitor your children’s activity.
  • Track Your Reading – Log every book you read with your child here
  • Keep Reading! – Prepare your child for kindergarten by reaching 1,000 books before they enter kindergarten.
ECRR

Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) is an initiative created by the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children to encourage parents, as their child(ren)’s first teacher, to participate in enrichment activities that create the building blocks for reading.

Children's Virtual New Book Shelf

Virtual New Book Shelf

See and request the newest additions to the libraries’ children’s book collection today!

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READSquared

See the challenges, games, and prizes are available during our Summer and Winter Reading Challenges on READSquared!

Early Literacy

Early Literacy

Helping Kids Read & Succeed! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Educational Resource Kits

Educational Resource Kits

Educational Resource Kits are theme related boxes that make learning fun! Boxes may contain books, DVDs, activity sheets, lesson plans, toys and other props designed to engage young children and encourage them to explore new things. 

Books & Stories to Go Kits

Books & Stories to Go Kits

Also called Smart Start bags, contain 10 books on a specific topic, but count as one item to checkout. Over 100 bags available for a three week checkout with one renewal allowed. 

ecoEXPLORE Discovery Packs

EcoEXPLORE™ Discovery Packs

Available from the Graham Public Library! The packs are filled with nature science equipment such as butterfly nets, binoculars, and more. Borrow these packs to assist in making observations at the partnering South Graham Park.

Launchpads

Digital Learning on the Go!

Check out our new LaunchPads! Learn with fun and games on this pre-loaded, no Wi-Fi required tablet.

Stay Home Storytimes

Stay Home Storytime

Themed storytimes with three ebooks, two songs, and two action rhymes or finger-plays to do with the child or children in your life.

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries

There are now 50,000 Little Free Libraries all over the world. Search the official Little Free Library map to find any near you today!

Battle of the Books

The North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) manages the statewide BOTB program. Check with your school about a team.

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What is ACPL Connect? ACPL Connect is the result of Alamance County Public Libraries working together with Alamance County schools to provide students with easily accessible information and educational resources. …

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Library Resources

ABC Mouse early learning academy
Helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.
From Home!
From the Library!
App & Library Account Instructions.
NC Kids Digital Library - downloadable books for kids and teens
Downloadable kids and YA content!
Just for Kids from NC Live
The Just for Kids Streaming Collection gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy.
Transparent Language
Learn over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages.
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A streaming service providing access to video (movies and TV shows), music, books, comics, and more.
Creativebug Craft Webinars
Creativebug – Experience the joy of making with thousands of video classes taught by designers and artists!

Online Resources

Crash Course Kids – bi-weekly show all about gradeschool science featuring Earth, Habitats, Space, Chemical Reactions, Engineering, and much much more with host Sabrina Cruz

Code.org – computer science and coding fundamentals course and videos geared towards grades K-5.

Fact Monster – find articles about people, the world, sports, science, the U.S., fun facts and more!

NC Wise Owl – Elementary school resource available through your school. Please check with your teacher or school for access information.

Great Websites for Kids – a website for kids organized by the Association for Library Service to Children’s Board of Directors but retired in 2016. Sites include things about animals, history, art, math, and much more.

Energy Kids – a U.S. Energy Information Administration resource where kids can discover what energy is, where it is from, how to use it, and save it.

PBS Kids – educational games, videos and resources for you and your child.

1000 Black Girl Books Resource Guide – a reading guide for books that have black girls as the main characters.

Thinking Money for Kids – four interactive games designed for children ages 7 to 11 to teach children basic financial skills related to earning, saving and spending money.

Community Resources

Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Alamance County – dedicated to inspire youth to meet their full potential through our Afterschool Program and Summer Camp.

Young Musicians of Alamance County – offers instrumental and general music education to elementary, middle, and high school students. We offer string lessons (violin, viola, cello), bucket drumming, song, and movement activities for all levels of players.

Paws for Reading

Our ongoing program is designed to help children improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a registered therapy dog. Children read for 15 minutes in a relaxed, one-on-one session with a lovable dog.

Libraries and schools across the country are having great success with this one-on-one program.  Children have a unique opportunity to read to a dog, helping them gain confidence reading aloud. Paws for Reading is open to children ages 6 – 12. Space is available.

Contact your local library for dates and times!