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

Preschool and Family Storytimes

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

  • 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.

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 Bookshelf

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



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.

LEGO® Buddies

A collection of resources for members of LEGO® Buddies and anyone interested in encouraging architecture, creativity, and engineering skills in young children through building!

Take Home Storytime packets

Physical bundles of three picture books and a storytime guide sheet (with songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and a craft idea!) for you to check out and take home to share with your family.

ecoEXPLORE Discovery Packs

EcoEXPLORE™ Discovery Packs are available from the Graham Public Library!. These day packs filled with nature science equipment such as butterfly nets, binoculars, collection jars and more. Borrow these packs to assist in making observations at the partnering South Graham Park.

Stay Home Storytimes

Librarian planned, themed storytimes with three ebooks, two songs, and two action rhymes or finger-plays to do with the child or children in your life. Recommended for Pre-K through 3rd graders.

Little Free Library Mission Statement
Little Free Library in Slade Park in Elon
Little Free Library on Mebane St.
United Methodist Church Little Free Library
Little Free Libary at 1417 belmont st
downtown graham cooperative little free library

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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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!

Library Resources

abc mouse
Helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more.
Using from Home!
Use for In-Library!
Using the ABC Mouse App & library account instructions.
Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by designers and artists!
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Downloadable kids and YA content!
Transparent Language
Learn over 110 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 30 languages.
Hoopla logo
A streaming service providing access to video (movies and TV shows), music, books, comics, and more.
Just for Kids: Films on Demand
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.

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 – 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

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.

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