OPL Children's Services is excited to share our love of books and support early language development while OPL indoor areas remain closed.
Six playlists are now available on the Oakland Public Library’s YouTube Channel for you and the children you care for to enjoy. All videos are live and available for you to enjoy now. Just click on the headings below to visit each playlist.
Children's librarians created over 50 online programs for kids over the summer. Feel free to view them at your leisure.
(Every other Monday starting Oct. 5)
Kids ages 3+ who master rhymes will identify sounds, vowels and consonants. These skills lay the foundation for early reading.
(Every other Monday starting Oct. 12)
These 5-minute bedtime stories include are read aloud by OPL librarians for all ages. Suggested for bedtime and available anytime.
(Cada dos miércoles a partir del 7 de octubre)
(Every other Wednesday starting Oct. 7)
(Every other Wednesday starting Oct. 14)
Canciones y rimas en español para todas las edades. ¡Canta con nosotros!
Spanish songs and rhymes for all ages. Canciones y rimas para todas las edades. Canta con nosotros.
(Every other Saturday starting Oct. 3)
Play, sing, and rhyme with your baby from birth to 18 months. The American Association of Pediatrics recommends dedicated time every day for active play.
(Every other Saturday starting Oct. 10)
Enjoy songs and active rhymes with your child ages 18 months – 36 months. Songs help children to identify sound patterns and learn through repetition.