The Daycare Newsletter contains songs, finger plays, book recommendations, early literacy information and details about upcoming programs. Each newsletter has a central theme which goes along with current library programs.
To receive the monthly Daycare Newsletter, contact Youth Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can download previous newsletters.
Our Daycare Delivery volunteers bring bins of library materials to in-home daycares every four weeks. This service is open to any registered in-home daycare serving up to 12 children.
To sign up for the service, download an application form or call 367-8733.
To become a volunteer who makes the deliveries, call 367-8733.
Stories to Go
Stories to Go bags are designed for three-, four-, and five-year-olds and contain everything you need for your own preschool storytime. Each bag is based on a theme used by Siouxland Libraries storytellers and includes five books, one DVD, a theme-related puppet or story prop and an activity sheet.
List of Stories to Go bags. You may place a hold to reserve the desired bag.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
A free program encouraging all parents and caregivers to read daily to their children, ensuring a solid foundation for learning when they reach kindergarten. We've adapted this important program to fit daycare classrooms. Click here for more information and to download a reading log.
Tours and Special Storytimes
Bring your daycare or preschool to the library for a special tour or storytime. Call the branch of your choice to schedule a visit, or call Youth Services at 367-8710.
The Children’s Bookmobile visits elementary schools and daycares Tuesday-Friday. It goes to each stop once every three weeks. More information about the bookmobile.