Make sure kids enter school ready to learn. Studies show that reading aloud to children from birth helps strengthen language skills and build vocabulary: two important tools for kindergarten readiness.

Visit any branch! Library staff will sign up parents and caregivers, and provide reading logs to track your progress. Click here for a printable log book.

To keep families motivated, there are rewards at the 100, 500, and 1000-book levels.

Reading to children in the early years develops the building blocks for language, reading and writing.  Click here for a printable guide.

An online resource that pairs video storybooks with related eBooks to build a love of reading.

World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts.

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government is the children’s section of the FDLP's Basic Digitial Collection of Core U.S. Government Resources.

(Formerly Kids InfoBits) Kid-friendly access to reference sources, newspapers, and magazine articles. Best for Grades K-5.

LCPL's system-wide list of book clubs, arts and crafts, STEM and other educational classes serving homeschool families.

The Junior Library Guild collection features eBooks for preK-12 students with a focus on non-fiction content, which can be filtered by grade, language (English or Spanish) or product type. Apps for Apple and Android are available.

Reading recommendations in fiction and nonfiction for all ages, and a great source for author and series information.

Loudoun County Public Library is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment that encourages children to visit the library, attend programs, and use library collections and spaces. Library staff is available to assist and support children in using the Library. However, Library staff cannot provide child care or assume responsibility for children’s safety. Parents, guardians, teachers, and caregivers are responsible for the behavior and safety of children on library premises.

  • Children nine years of age or younger must be attended and directly supervised at alltimes by a parent/guardian or caregiver aged 13 or older. Parents/guardians/caregiversare to remain in the immediate vicinity of their children using the library.
  •  If children nine years of age or younger are left unattended, staff will attempt to reachtheir parents/guardians. If they cannot be reached, staff will contact the appropriateauthorities.
  • Like all Library users, children are expected to abide by the Library Rules of Conduct (see policy 9). Library staff reserves the right to contact parents/guardians or the appropriateauthorities if a child of any age is disruptive or is in distress.
  • Minors under age 18, left at the library without transportation at closing time may bereferred to the appropriate authorities for his/her safety and well-being. Library staff may not transport minors.

One search box opens up a world of information. Internal links help you follow research leads, while informative videos, text to speech, and reading level guides ensure that all students can find information suited to their needs.