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.
Read 100 Books In Your Class
We've adapted 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten to fit daycare classrooms. This free program encourages all caregivers and daycare providers to read daily to their classes, ensuring a solid foundation for learning when their children reach kindergarten. 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.