First 5 Years
Broward County library - Your home for Early Learning. Find all you need to learn and read!

Birth to 5 years - Early Literacy 
Because you are your child's first and best teacher, what you do at home — even before your child goes to school — is what will help him or her learn to read and succeed. Broward County Library is here to help you get your child ready to read. Visit your local library and access links below for early learning resources.


Early Literacy

Subjects cubeEarly Literacy... try these 5 activities

AWE Early Literacy Stations @ BCL

Get Ready to Read
Early literacy games, webinars and tips to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills.


Colorín Colorado
Activities and resources for teachers and parents of English Language Learners.

Starfall
Educational resource that guides students from learning the alphabet to early reading and beyond. Include​ videos, guided stories, and more!
 
Family Literacy Activity Calendar
Daily activities brought to you by the Library of Virginia and U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Center for Early Literacy Learning
Provides materials to assist educators and parents in guiding their child’s early literacy development through fun and exciting literacy learning experiences.


Reading  

Alphabet blockRead Aloud 15 Minutes. Every Child. Every Parent. Every Day.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
It is never too early to start reading to your child. Complete the 1,000 books before kindergarten challenge.
 
Catalog Search
Search the Broward County Library collection, place holds, and renew materials.

Axis 360
eBooks for children to enjoy on a computer, tablet or smartphone.  A free app is available for mobile devices, download formats: Apple® | Android | Windows® Mobile

 
Children's Books
(Wowbrary)
Your library's newest books, movies and music!
 
Dial-a-Story
A free storytime-by-phone service that’s available 24/7 to anyone with access to a telephone.

Recommended Reading
 

Learning 

Free Library Events
Children programs and events calendar.

Internet Safety for kids and teens

ABCmouse for Libraries - Only accessible from within a library
Age of Learning's award-winning online curriculum for young children.

Freegal: Download Free Songs
 
Great Websites for Kids
 
Educational Games/Websites
   - Smarty Games
 
Early Learning Coalition of Broward County
 
Broward County Public Schools' Early Childhood Education (Head Start, VPK)

Homework ResourcesAsk A Librarian
Have questions? Need help? Ask a librarian from the convenience of your computer or phone.

Homeschooling in Florida

Provide child care resources and referral services; eligibility determination and enrollment of children for subsidized child care and Volunteer Pre-kindergarten; education, training and coaching of child care teachers and directors.
 
 
Kids Calendar
Kids Calendar


Catalog Search
Catalog Search



Parenting Magazines
Parenting Magazines


Children's Books